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Projects implemented at the University

 

1995 - Grigol Robakidze University was listed in the catalogue of the world higher educational institutions.

 

1999 - The Centre of Debates and Civil Society - the project won the competition of the Fund “Open Society “Georgia.”

 

2000-2001 – Two audio conferences were held between the Centre for International Development at Harvard University and the Faculty of Business and Management of Grigol Robakidze University.

 

2001-2003 -  TEMPUS TACIS – the EU program which considers passing on to the European standards of the teaching and learning system and establishing the Centre of Academic Standards and Quality Management at Grigol Robakidze University.

 

2001 - The lecturer of the University Nana Kachabava visited the US universities. This programme was supported by the US Embassy. On the basis of the gained experience Nana Kachabava and Dali Kadagishvili worked out the course of American Studies which is taught on two specialities as a compulsory module, on other specialitiesas elective.

 

2001 - Sunday School for the Development of the Civil Society was established. The project won the competition of the Fund “Open Society “Georgia.”

 

2001 - UNIFEM – the project of the United Nations Association “Gender, Conflict and Peace Building” started its implementation.  This course is delivered only in several higher educational institutions.

 

2002 – According to the investigation of UNESCO International Institute of Education Planning, Grigol Robakidze University is among the top five higher educational institutions in terms of the graduates’ employment.

 

2003 – The scientific work “European Didactics” was elaborated in the University.  The project won the competition announced by the Fund “Open Society “Georgia” and was financed by this very Fund. The work has been published as a book (the authors – Professor Mamuka Tavkhelidze, Professor Bela Gomelauri).

 

2003 – Joint project Harvard University and the World Economic Forum. Only Grigol Robakidze University was the only higher educational institution from Georgia that was involved in the project which was investigating the tendencies of economic development in the Post Soviet area. 

 

2003 – Grigol Robakidze University was invited to participated Oxford Round Table. The rector of the University, Professor Mamuka Tavkhelidze was elected as a full member and consultant of Oxford Round Table.

 

2005 – Within the scope of Fulbright programme, Professor of Nebraska University (USA), senior Fulbright specialist Beverly G. Merrick delivered lectures and seminars in Mass Communication for 6 weeks. Broadcast Journalism and Public Administration students participated in the project who were awarded the certificates after completing the whole cycle of the course. The project was financed by the US State Department. 

 

2005-2006 – The project implemented with the financial support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia “The Programme of Civil Education of Youth in the Field of Human Rights”. The text-book “The International Law of Human Rights” was published within the scope of the project. 

 

2006 – Students of Grigol Robakidze University participated in the Conference “The Foundations of Culture” held by the Neuwaldegg Institute (Austria). The project was financed by the Neuwaldegg Institute. 

 

2007 - The project “Youth against Violence” which was financed by the United States Department. 

 

2007- 2008 - The research project “The Federalist Papers and the Problems of Civil Education in Georgia” which was financed by the US Embassy in Georgia. 

 

2008 – U.S.  Fund “Open World” invited the Director of the Centre of Academic Standards and Quality Management of Grigol Robakidze University Mr. Mogeli Shengelia to participate in the Open World Program which was held in Georgia (USA). The Program was financed by the Library of Congress.

 

2008 – Grigol Robakidze University signed the agreement with Bukovyna State Finance Academy (Ukraine) which considers different types of scientific-research collaboration.

 

2008 – Joint seminars of students and professors of St. John’s College of Annapolis (USA) and Grigol Robakidze University Academy “New Gelati”. The project was financed by the American non-governmental organization “OLEG” (Organization for Liberal Education in Georgia).

 

2008 – The International Conference-lecture “Criminology – Reality and Perspectives” was held at Grigol Robakidze University in which participated the Executive Director of the US Association of Criminologists of, Professor of Nebraska University – Lincoln Chris Eskridge. 

 

2008 – The International Conference “Neo-Platonism and Modernity” was held at Grigol Robakidze University. Besides the representatives of different universities of Georgia, the representatives of St. John’s College (Annapolis, USA) participated in the conference.

 

2008 - Grigol Robakidze University became the full member of ELFA – European Law Faculties Association. This enables the university to participate in conferences and seminars held by this association and be its privileged partner in projects.

 

2009 - U.S.  Fund “Open World” invited the Dean of the Law School of Grigol Robakidze University Professor Manana Mosulishvili to participate in the Open World Program which was held in Georgia (USA). The Program was financed by the Library of Congress.

 

2009 - Within the program of Energy Capacity initiative the workshop was conducted in Wisconsin University (USA) organized and supported by USAID. The representatives of various universities, energy companies and government were involved in the activities. Among them was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management of Grigol Robakidze University, Professor Murtaz Kvirkvaia.

 

2009 – The International Scientific Conference “War and Peace Journalism” was held at Grigol Robakidze University. The organizers of the conference were Grigol Robakidze University and the Caucasian Center for Proposing Non Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution (Armenia).

 

2009 - From May 11 to June 6 English language specialist Ms Jennifer Herrin (from Central New Mexico Community College, USA) was holding professional development seminars in how to teach Business English for lecturers of Grigol Robakidze University and a course of professional English skills for students of our University. The project was financed by the US Department of State. The project was administered by the Public Affairs Office of the US Embassy to Georgia.

 

2009 - Grigol Robakidze University together with the Centre for Study and Prediction of Crime, with the assistance of “People’s Harmonious Development Society” conducted round table “Woman and Criminality” in the hotel Ambassador. The project was accomplished with the financial support of European Union. 

 

2009 - Grigol Robakidze University and St. John’s College (USA) joint educational summer programme “Athens and Jerusalem”. The project was financed by the American non-governmental organization “OLEG” (Organization for Liberal Education in Georgia).

 

2009 - Berlin Free University (Germany) in cooperation with Grigol Robakidze University conducted the International Seminar in Conflict Simulation in Caucasus in Tbilisi and Bakuriani. The coordinators of the seminar were Berlin Free University (Germany) and Grigol Robakidze University. The project was implemented by the financial support of DAAD. 

 

2009 - The International Scientific Conference “The Problems of Caucasus in the Past, Present and Future” was held at Grigol Robakidze University. The organizers of the conference were Grigol Robakidze University, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, House of Free Opinion and the Caucasian Center for Proposing Non Traditional Methods of Conflict Resolution (Armenia).

 

2009 – The International Scientific Conference “Platonism, Aristotelism and Neo-Platonism in Medieval and New Periods” dedicated to the world day of philosophy was held at Grigol Robakidze University in which participated well-known German scholars, Burkhard Mojsisch and Helmet Schneider.

 

2009 – International Seminar “Anthropological Constants in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right: Self – Personality – Property - Freedom” was held at Grigol Robakidze University. The seminar was conducted by German scholar, Professor Helmet Schneider.

 

2009 – Students International Festival of Publicistic TV Programmes and Documentaries “Centaur” was held at Grigol Robakidze University.

 

2009 – Grigol Robakidze University participated in the International Business Forum organized by the Office of State Minister for Diaspora Issues. 

 

2009 – Grigol Robakidze University signed the memorandum of cooperation with the University of Szczecin (Poland).  

 

2009 - Grigol Robakidze University was listed in Ullbe – the catalogue of the world universities and colleges. http://www.ullbe.com/index.php?tbl=univ&act=search

 

2009 - Grigol Robakidze University won USAID grant contest “The Energy Capacity Initiative   Project” (ECI). The project is still being accomplished on the Faculty of Business and Management.

 

2009 - Dean of the faculty of Business and Management, Professor Murtaz Kvirkvaia was in the US for the purpose of raising qualification in the field of Business Administration. The project was financed by the US Education Department.  

 

2010 - Grigol Robakidze University team participated in the Central and Eastern Moot Competition which was held in Sofia (Bulgaria).   50 % of the project was finances by the Law Centre of Britain. 

 

2010 – The Faculty of Business Management of Grigol Robakidze University signed the agreement with the Professor of Nebraska University – Lincoln (USA) L. Joe McNulty. The agreement considers cooperation in different spheres.

 

2010 - Greigol Robakidze University signed the agreement with the Professors of Nebraska University – Lincoln (USA) Ronald G Joekel, Richard Edwards and Richard Torraco. The agreement considers involvement of these Professors in the Dissertation Board of the Faculty of Business and Management as full members.

 

2010 - Broadcast Journalism students of Grigol Robakidze University participated in the International Arhavi Culture & Art Festival (Turkey) and won the first prize for making the best documentary. The project was organized and finances by Archavi Municipality and the Festival Committee. The project organizers sent the letter of gratitude to the Rector of Grigol Robakidze University. 

 

2010 – Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management, Professor Murtaz Kvirkvaia won JFDP American Councils Alumni grant “Methodology for creation of university’s strategic development plan”. 

 

2010 – The scientific-research project “Alexis De Tocqueville” is being accomplished in the Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the University. The project is financed by the US Embassy in Georgia. 

 

2010 – The International Symposium dedicated to Grigol Robakidze’s 130th Anniversary “Criminological Aspects of Fight against Criminality” was held in Hotel “Diplomat” was held in Hotel “Diplomat”. The organizers of the Symposium were Grogol Robakidze University, the Office of State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues and Max Plank Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law (Germany).

 

2010 – The international scientific conference dedicate to Grigol Robakidze’s 130th anniversary was held in Hotel “Sheraton Metekhi Palace”. The organizers of the Conference were Grogol Robakidze University and the Office of State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues.

 

2010 – The International Scientific Conference “New Scientific-Research Projects in Philosophy” dedicated to the world day of philosophy was held at Griogol Robakize University. The organizer of the Conference was the Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Grogol Robakidze University. 

 

2010 - Students II International Festival of Publicistic TV Programmes and Documentaries “Centaur” was held at Grigol Robakidze University.

 

2010 - The International Scientific Conference dedicated to Merab Mamardashvili’s 80th Anniversary was held at Griogol Robakize University. The organizer of the Conference was the Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Grogol Robakidze University. 

 

2010 – Associate Professor of the Faculty of Business and Management David Sikharulidze won JFDP (Junior Faculty Development Grant). He visited Kansas University for the purpose of developing his professional skills.

 

2011 – IV level Law School students of Grigol RobakidzeUniversity Natia Kaadze, Giga Gigashvili and Rusudan Kakhishvili participated in the Conference held by European Law Students' Association Prague (ELSA Prague) which took place at Prague Charles University (Czech Republic). 

 

2011 - International Scientific Symposium “Prevention of Postoperative Relapses and Remote Metastases of Malignant Tumours of External and Internal Organs” was held in Grigol Robakidze University during which was used the method of Dr. of Medical Science, Active Member of American, European and Asian, Scientific Academy, laureate of UNO, Honorary Professor of Grigol Robakidze University Shalva Mardi. 

 

2011 - Grigol Robakidze University team participated in the Central and Eastern Moot Competition which was held in Vilnius (Lithuania).   50 % of the project was finances by the Law Centre of Britain.

 

2011 - The team of Grigol Robakidze University scholars – Professor Giorgi Glonti, Associate Professor Amiran  Mosulishvili and assistant Professor David Managadze participated in the International Scientific Conference “Modern Problems of Juridical Sciences and Education. Finding  the Ways of Solution” held in Baku with the initiative of the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The conference was financed by the Azerbaijani side. 

 

2011 - The scientific-research project “Thomas Paine “Common Sense” (Georgian translation with research and remarks)” is being accomplished in the Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the University. The project is financed by the US Embassy in Georgia.


2011 - Giorgi Tavadze, the scientific worker and Assistant Professor of the Research Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Grigol Robakidze University, won the Herzog August Library scientific-research scholarship (Wolfenbüttel, Germany). He left for Germany where he’ll work in this Centre for Renaissance and Modern Period Thinking Studies for three months. 

 

2011 - The articles of Grigol Robakidze University scholars were published in the special editions of European Scientific Journal (Vol. 19 & 20) in July of 2011. http://eujournal.org/Chapters10/esj_july2011_vol20.pdf     ;    http://eujournal.org/Chapters10/esj_july2011_vol19.pdf

 

International educational programmes

 

In 2001 the University signed the agreement with the American Institute in Prague (Czech Republic). Grigol Robakidze University had the exclusive right to send graduates from the speciality of economics from Georgia to Prague on PhD and MBA programmes free of charge.

 

In 2002 the agreement was signed with the American Institute of Applied Sciences in North     Caroline (USA) on the base of which distance learning educational programme in criminalistics is accomplished at Grigol Robakidze University. It considers both certificate and diploma programmes. 

 

In 2002-2003 distance learning programme in accounting was accomplished with Seattle Central Community College (USA).

 

In 2003 the agreement was signed with Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA) which considers internship in the Unites States for 4 months according to specialities. Graduates can also be sent up to 18 months. Salary and accommodation will be provided.

 

In 2004 distance learning programme in English Composition, Terrorism, American Government and Political Environment was accomplished with the University of Georgia (USA). 75 percent of the project was financed by the American side. The project coordinators from America were Professor Sylvia McLawrine and Vanessa Holt. After the students completed the course, the Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Georgia, Ms Rowena Cross-Najaffi presented them the international certificates.  

 

In 2004 The University signed the agreement with Switzerland University according to which students can be sent on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in tourism and business administration. They can take a complete or incomplete course. 

 

In 2005 the agreement was signed with Cambridge International College (UK) on the base of which distance learning educational programme in different fields is accomplished at Grigol Robakidze University. It considers both certificate and diploma programmes. 

 

In 2008 the University signed the agreement with the international organization STUDDEX what gives students the opportunity to register on the special web-page. Afterwards, they can choose the university they wish in any country to continue their studies on any programme (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD). 

http://www.studdex.com/university/university-of-grigol-robakidze/4820/

 

In 2009 the University signed the agreement with the international organization AIESEC on the base   of which Grigol Robakidze University students have the opportunity to pass internship in different countries of Europe and America. In 2010, with the financial support of the University, the Bachelor student of the Faculty of Business and Management Ana Ioseliani and the Master student of the Faculty of Law Mariam Isakadze passed the internship in Poland. 

 

In 2009 the agreement was signed with Heidenheim University (Germany) which considers sending distinguished students of the Faculty of Business and Management to the mentioned University for one semester. After completing the course, students will be awarded certificates. Tuition is financed by the German side. The German side will also give each student scholarship of 400 EURO. In 2009 two Bachelor students of the Faculty of Business and Management Levan Gugushvili and Lika Robakidze passed the motioned course. 

 

In 2009 the agreement was signed with the University of Scranton on the base of which Grigol   Robakidze University students, after winning the contest, have the opportunity to pass the three-week   course in Human Resources Management in the University of Scranton. After completing the course, they will be awarded certificates. Tuition is financed by the American side. 

 

In 2010 Grigol Robakidze University became the official representative of West London College in Georgia. The agreement considers sending students on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in business administration, finances, marketing, and tourism. 

 

In 2010 on the basis of the agreement with Heidenheim University (Germany), the students of the Faculty of Business and Management Anna Ioseliani, Gvantsa Burduli and Gvantsa Uznadze passed four month course at the mentioned University.

 

In 2010 the University signed the agreement with London school of Business and Finance according to which students can be sent on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in business and finances. 

 

In 2010 the University signed the agreement Arkansas State University and Grigol Robakidze University became the authorized representative of the latter. According to the agreement students can be sent on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in business, journalism and linguistgics.

 

In 2011 – Within the scope of the agreement between Grigol Robakidze University and the International Youth Organization AIESEC Georgia the University Students – Megi   Turudishi and Zurab Murakashvili passed internship in Central and Eastern Europe.

 

In 2011 on the basis of the agreement with Heidenheim University (Germany), the students of the School of Business and Management Ia Darchia and Tornike Maisuradze passed four month course at the mentioned University. Language programmes in different cities of America, England and Germany. One of them is a specialized programme intended for politicians and public administrators including the practice the House of Parliament and government bodies. After completing the course, students will be awarded certificates.

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