student politics

TSU students begin new sit-in, demand election cancelled

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Student at Tbilisi’s largest university began another round of protest this week, breaking into building number 6 of TSU and refusing to leave until there are reforms of the education system. Using the same name as the ad hoc group during a wave of protests […]

Gaprindashvili withdraws candidacy after student protests

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , |

Counter-rallies separated by the police (DF Watch) TBILISI, DFWatch–After four days of students occupying a building at Tbilisi State University, Giorgi Gaprindashvili announced that he is withdrawing his candidacy for university chancellor. “I am ready to step [aside] considering the interests […]

Sanikidze calls for inquest into intel agents at TSU

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , |

Tamar Sanikidze. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze is considering asking parliament to hold an inquest into the presence of intelligence agents at Tbilisi State University. Saturday evening, Sanikidze met students at TSU who for the last three days […]

Students occupying university building in Tbilisi

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Youth|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Protesters continue to occupy a building at Tbilisi State University, demanding a transparent process for electing the university’s management amid allegations of interference by the State Security Agency. On the second day of protest, […]

Students clash with police over candidate for university assembly

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Youth|Tags: , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Students clashed with security guards and police at Tbilisi State University on Thursday while trying to prevent the election of a new chancellor of the university senate. The assembly of the senate had to be canceled. Students continue […]

Students demonstrated against ‘nepotism’ at Tbilisi State University

By | November 11th, 2014|Categories: Youth|Tags: , |

Students say Tbilisi State University is run by clans. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Students at Tbilisi State University on Monday demonstrated against what they say is a clan-run education system which doesn’t encourage scientific activities. The march started from the central branch of the university and ended outside the […]

Tbilisi students demonstrate against gas station on university area

By | October 21st, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

(Photo: Irakli Kupradze.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Students demonstrated Monday against the construction of a new petrol station on an area that is part of Tbilisi State University. The company claims it owns all rights to the land and is not violating any law by building the gas station. Led by […]

Discussion: Georgian youth and higher education

By | August 7th, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , , |

Tako Kakabadze (left) and Temo Kakhidze. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–DF Watch last week organized a discussion about education and the problem of self-realization among youth. The discussion included representatives of the youth wings of political parties. Tako Kakabadze, chair of the youth wing […]

Cramped student houses in Tbilisi

By | July 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: |

In one of the student houses on Kekelidze Street in Tbilisi, thirty students are sharing one bathroom. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At the end of Kekelidze Street, in Vake, one of Tbilisi’s most prestigious districts, there is a lane with small houses with tiny rooms. Mostly students are living here, usually those who were born outside the capital. They had to come here […]

Georgian students: the generation of ‘three nos’

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: News, Youth|Tags: , , |

Beka Dadeshkeliani (left), head of the student union for social and political studies, and Beka Bekauri, head of the natural sciences students union. (Click to watch video.) (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–DF Watch on July 18 organized a discussion about the situation of students today. What problems are students facing? How can they be let to realize their skills and knowledge? In what way can the government or educational institutions help them, […]