23 November, 2022 seen 79,924More than 10 years ago I first landed at the Tbilisi airport and for the first time took a step on Georgian land. That happened on April 1st, 2011 - I like this data - it's known Worldwide as a Fool's day. With this article, originally I was celebrating my fourth year living in Georgia. But now, the article has grown into one of the most popular articles…
The other day I accompanied a person visiting The University of Georgia. And for a surprise for me - I found this educational institution as pretty good. No I have no thoughts of studying in Georgia, but you never say never.
The University of Georgia
Students have free Internet access
The University of Georgia offers studies for international students
Coffee machine for students
After lectures students can rest on cozy coach
Georgian Flag at the main entrance of The University of Georgia
Another interesting thing I noticed in those short 15 minutes I was in The University of Georgia, while joining my mocachino from coffee machine - students, pretty much are dressed in American college student style - I mean jackets and accessories. Well, maybe they were American students? :)
For me this was an interesting experience to visit University of Georgia, though I have no idea what they are teaching here, what is the tuition fee and how well a degree from The University of Georgia helps latter in life, I got a pretty good first impression of this University.
About The University of Georgia
The history of the “University of Georgia” starts from 2002, when at the end of the year, two professors from Tbilisi State University and Georgian Technical University, Mrs. Giuli Alasania and Mrs. Manana Sanadze, decided to set up a Centre for American Studies that would offer the MA degree.
On July 21, 2004, the “School of Social Sciences.” Ltd. was established based on the Centre, which has enrolled the first 36 students on master’s programs for American and European Studies.
The same year, 2004, the partners decided to establish a higher educational institution, the “University”, on the base of the“School of Social Sciences”. The institution was named as“Georgian University of Social Sciences”. The founders of the University developed the University Statute, the structure, and its supreme governance body - the “Board of Trustees”.
The first meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on March 24, 2005. Dr. Giuli Alasania was elected as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Manana Sanadze was elected as the Rector of the University.
In 2005 – 2007, the University grew considerably. The University has purchased and refurbished a number of educational buildings, sport halls and stadiums. Bachelor's level programs have been added on Master's programs. The University enrolled its first undergraduate program students (117 students) in September, 2005. In the fall 2006, the university started its first PhD programs.
Later on, University of Georgia established international contacts and international programs with well-known and world leading universities such as: “University of Scranton”, “Central University of Florida”, “Lakeland Collage” (USA),
“University of Lille” (France), “University of Munster” (Germany) and “University of La Sapienza” (Italy).).
In 2010 the University of Georgia started functioning in Batumi too. The same year the University of Georgia became the first high educational institution in the Post Soviet Union space that got the 8-million investment from “OPIC” (“Foreign Private Investment Corporation of United States”) for the development of the University infrastructure bringing it in compliance with western standards. The OPIC loan was used to repair the newly purchased building and to equip it fully with computers, laboratories, media centers, simulation classrooms and to create comfortable environment typical of modern universities. .
In 2012 the University of Georgia launched English programs and enrolled international students. Currently approximately 3,500 students are studying here.