IBSU signed a bilateral agreement with TEXAS A&M University

Published in Education
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:13

IBSU signed a bilateral agreement with TEXAS A&M University, KINGSVILLE of Economics, Metropolitan University Prague and Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics.
The bilateral agreement covers various academic, scientific, research cultural, teaching and training staff programs. Also, agreement governs staff and students exchanges.

About Universities:

Texas A&M University–Kingsville is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. The school was chartered as the South Texas Normal School in 1917 Texas A&M-Kingsville is South Texas' greatest university, offering more academic programs and degrees, providing better learning and living facilities, doing more research, awarding more scholarships and producing more successful graduates than any other college or university in the region.

Metropolitan University Prague (MUP) ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic. Every year, approximately 1500 students enroll in the first year of studies at MUP. The steady influx of applicants interested in studying at Metropolitan University Prague attests to its reputation of a first-rate educational institution.

Established in 1912, since 2013 the University is named after Simon Kuznets, its noted alumnus. Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University provides a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs implementing multistage training, retraining and upgrading of qualification in 26 specialties in economy and business, management, public administration, informatics and cybernetics, computer sciences, publishing business and printing industry, tourism.

Hirosaki University awards title of Doctor Honoris Causa to President of Turkmenistan

Published in World
Sunday, 27 October 2019 15:34

The ceremony of awarding the academic title - Doctor Honoris Causa of Hirosaki University to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who arrived in Tokyo on a working visit, took place at Chinzanso Tokyo Hotel.

University professors and students of Hirosaki University and the other higher educational institutions in Japan, the representatives of the Association for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Turkmenistan and Japan, and the members of the official delegation of our country attended the ceremony.

On behalf of all those present, President of Hirosaki University Sato Kei cordially greeted the President of Turkmenistan and emphasized that this meeting had marked a new stage in the development of bilateral relations in the humanitarian sphere and, first of all, in the sphere of science.

In the solemn atmosphere, under the storm of applause of all those present, the diploma on the academic title - Doctor Honoris Causa of Hirosaki University was awarded to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for the personal contribution to the development of Turkmen-Japanese relations, science and education.

The state news agency of Turkmenistan

Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held a Round Table dedicated to the First Caspian Economic Forum

Published in Economics
Friday, 31 May 2019 15:05

On May 30, 2019, in Grigol Robakidze University the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia held the Conference dedicated to the First Caspian Economic Forum,which will be held on August 12, 2019, in the National Tourist Zone “Avaza”, Turkmenbashi.

The round table was attended by faculty and students of universities of Georgia, media outlet representatives.

At the beginning of the round table, the video on the First Caspian Economic Forum’s significance and prospects was shown.

Speakers noted that the initiative to hold the First Caspian Economic Forum was proposed by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the V Summit of the Heads of Caspian States. It was also underlined that one of the greatest challenges of this Forum is to use of the Caspian Sea unifying factor for consolidation of efforts aimed atexpanding mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation; the devising incentive mechanisms for national resources management, implementation of joint investment projects and programmers, sharing experiences on the economic cooperation issues, creation of joint ventures and active dialogue of business societies.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan increase the mutual trade turnover

Published in Economics
Friday, 22 February 2019 13:23

During the top-level talks between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, it was underlined the importance to find new opportunities to significantly increase the volumes and diversify the mutual trade turnover.

Given that this indicator steadily grows – in 2018, the bilateral trade turnover made up around 684 million US dollar that is significantly higher as compare to 2017, - there are wide opportunities in this areas. The high results can be achieved through the involvement of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship into the trade and economic cooperation.

In this context, the talks focused on the possibilities of the active introduction of business into the markets of the two countries, establishing different types of joint cooperation on the production of industrial goods, the agricultural sector, the service industry and other industries. It was noted that the people of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan had accumulated centuries-old experience in conducting mutual trade and entrepreneurship.

It was also emphasized the importance to intensify the efforts of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Afghani commission on trade and economic cooperation.

Another priority area of the Turkmen-Afghani cooperation is humanitarian sphere. In the framework of the special humanitarian assistance programme, Turkmenistan has built and put into operation a school in the Balkh Province, a rural hospital in the Faryab Province, a maternity hospital in the Herat Province. Turkmenistan will continue the construction of social facilities in Afghanistan.

Turkmenistan closely collaborates with Afghanistan in the sphere of education. Hundreds of young citizens of Afghanistan, who gained the education in the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan, work at the state authorities, in various sectors of the national economy of Afghanistan.

Currently, students from Afghanistan are getting education at the Agricultural University, the Pedagogical Institute, the energy, transport and communication institutes, as well as at the International University of Oil and Gas.

The state news agency of Turkmenistan 

The authorization board has unlawfully denied the IBSU the right of receiving new contingent of students for one year period

Published in Education
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:33

The authorization board has unlawfully denied the International Black Sea University the right of receiving new contingent of students for one year period. 
Starting from 2018, the authorization process begun with new standards applied in higher educational institutions operating in Georgia. On April 24-27, the International Black Sea University hosted an expert group headed by Professor Andy Gibbs, an international expert in education from the United Kingdom. As a result of the study analysis and factual circumstances, a team of experts prepared a conclusion according to which the University meets authorization standards: out of seven standards (19 sub-standards) none have been evaluated negatively.
By the decision of the Authorization Board of Higher Educational Institutions of 20 August 2018, the International Black Sea University was granted authorization for 6 years; At the same time, the Board has made a totally illogical and incompatible decision that contradicts the experts’ conclusion; it ignores the positive conclusion of experts and the University is forced to stop accepting the new contingent of students until August 20, 2019. As a result, up to 800 students' choices to study at the International Black Sea University have been ignored, the Board has compelled them to apply to other higher educational institutions. The decision constitutes a threat to students’ legal preferences during two academic years. 
The argument for the decision made by the Authorization Board is that the International Black Sea University was imposed a tax penalty in 2013 (the amount of the fine at the current moment is 700 000 GEL and the judicial dispute is still in process). Due to the fine, the property of the university has been sequestered. The university is ready to pay a tax penalty in case of loosing a court dispute. It should be emphasized, that according to the decision of June 4, 2018 of the Revenue Service (# 025-152), sequestration of the university’s property was abolished. The document was submitted to the Authorization Board, however, the Board did not take the mentioned factual circumstance into a consideration. 
The Board’s position is groundless and unfair due to the following reasons: Firstly, real estate and other assets of the International Black Sea University greatly exceeds 700,000 GEL; secondly, the decision made by the Authorization Board reduces the revenue of the university up to 2 million GEL only this year (which normally would have been used for various educational purposes). The question is whether or not limiting the university's income is an adequate measure when the Board (unreasonably) considers the material instability to be university’s main problem? 
Besides, according to the authorization experts’ report, the university's material and financial resources are in full accordance with the requirements. It is clear, that the Authorization Board ignores a qualified assessment of its local and foreign experts.
The irresponsible decision of the authorization board hinders the development of one of the leading and internationally recognized universities in Georgia which has 23 years of successful academic experience, is known for its graduates' high employment rates and cooperates with more than 60 international universities. Up to 2000 international and local students are currently studying in the university, it employs 400 qualified staff members.
We apply to NGOs and international organizations, diplomatic corps and the whole civil society to support the International Black Sea University in its fight against injustice.
We refer to the Government of Georgia to take appropriate measures in order to prevent the damaging of the country’s international reputation, democratic values, freedom of entrepreneurial activity and to protect the educational sphere from unhealthy influences.

Administration of International Black Sea University

ADA University offers International Fellowship named after Alimardan Topchubashov

Published in Education
Friday, 26 January 2018 17:24

ADA University offers International Fellowship named after Alimardan Topchubashov to bring first-class international education and leadership training to students across the globe. With the application deadline of April 5, 2018 Topchubashov Fellowship is looking for candidates who have a strong commitment to serve a public cause. The Fellowship is open to all international undergraduate and graduate applicants who have been admitted to one of ADA University’s degree-granting schools. For more information please visit: https://www.airport-tbilisi.com/

Memorandum of cooperation between Department of Justice of the A/R of Abkhazia and The Law Faculty Sokhumi State University have signed

Published in Education
Monday, 29 February 2016 17:22

Today was signed memorandum of cooperation between Department of Justice of the A/R of Abkhazia and The Law Faculty Sokhumi State University at the administration of the Government of Abkhazia.

Signed document by the Head of Department of Justice of the A/R of Abkhazia, Igor Kopaliani and Dean of The Law Faculty Sokhumi State University, Vepkhia Gvaramia covers development and strengthening of relations between the young generations, highly qualified, competitive training under the agreement of November 15, 2013 between Government of the A/R of Abkhazia and the Sokhumi State University.

The Acting Chairman of Government of the A/R of Abkhazia, Vakhtang Kolbaia, representatives of Sokhumi State University and diligent students of university attended the cooperation.

International Peace Youth Group begins to mobilize Georgian youth for peace in the ILIA State University

Published in Education
Friday, 04 December 2015 17:26

IPYG of Korea and students of ILIA University in Georgia co-hosted IPYG & IWPG Peace Seminar with youth leaders (League of rights, Georgian youth development association, Students & youth development centre, Voice of freedom, Youth for the world, Caucasus mosaic, Young progressive leaders in Georgia, Young liberals of Georgia, Caucasus youth nexus), women leaders(President of Jewish Women’s Organization of Georgia: Marine Solomonishvili, Dean of School of Government: Nana Baramidze, President of The Georgian Culture in Georgia and Abroad) and media professionals(Mariam Bolkvadze of MIR TV) in attendance.

Under the topic of “What roles could women and youth play to realize peace?” the event took place a part of Peace Zone Project, one of the four main projects announced by IPYG in 1st Commemoration Sep. 18th World Alliance of Religions Peace (WARP) Summit from September 18th through 19th.

For the first time in Georgia, youths gathered to discuss peace with women leaders who are central in forming public opinions and media professionals who are broadcasting their voices around the world. The event was specifically organized to form a public opinion for urging of Implementation of International Convention on cessation of war and world peace.

The event started with a brief introduction of HWPL and its work to reverse the trend of violence due to recent wars and conflicts. After then, participants got together in groups of four to five to discuss different topics such as ‘Is the world peaceful these days? What could youth and women do to bring about eternal world peace?’

After a series of heated discussions, representatives from IPYG and IWPG presented specific examples of peace activities hosted by youth and women around the world. Most notable was thatin Mindanao, Philippines,Chairman Man Hee Lee of HWPL mediated between Catholics and Muslims and put an end to the 40-year-long religious conflict in the region.

Mr. Berdia Beridze, Vice-president of Student Assembly of ILIA University said “While listening to creative ideas of the participants, I was able to feel strong desire for peace in Georgian people. I believe we would be able to put these into practice through IPYG and IWPG. We in ILIA University hope to expand Peace Zone Project with IPYG and I hope that public support for peace would grow starting from our university.” Also Mr. Levan Gorgadze from Caucasus Youth Nexus, the presenter of this seminar said that “With HWPL, IPYG and IWPG, I hope to expand these kind of peace activities. Then I’m sure that world peace is achievable.”

Ms. Mariam Bolkvadze, a journalist and a producer of MIR TV, maintained in her special speech that “Youth and women are the center of public opinion and once they become one, neither authority nor money would be able to overcome their power. These voices would be publicized to the world through media and would change the world. As much as youths and women are working hard for peace, media professionals will also join in this movement.” She also expressed her personal expectation for the public support to expand throughout the whole Caucasus region.

The event concluded with taking commemorative group photo. Youth organizations affiliated with IPYG are discussing their plan to form a committee to hold various peace events and to establish peace zones throughout Georgia.

IPYG, the host of the event, is forming a network of youths around the world and inspiring them to act as the voice of conscience and reason in this world, promoting a culture of peace. More specifically, it works to develop potential of young people to change the world through Peace Walk, Peace Zone, and Signing of agreement to urge for International convention. Headquartered in Korea, it is cooperating with 2.5 million youths in 5.25 youth organizations from about 100 countries. 

Welcome party in the IBSU

Published in Education
Friday, 25 September 2015 14:36

On September 23, there was held welcome party for freshmen year students. Rector and academic personal congratulated beginning of new academic year. There was awarding ceremony of golden and silver medal holders and the students who are among best 100 and among best 200 will get scholarship during 4 years. On welcome ceremony choreographic ensemble of IBSU performed Georgian dances. Specially for welcome ceremony invited guest participant of “ Saqartvelos Varskvlavi “ Luka Metreveli and Participants of famous project X Factor Band ,, Pulse “ performed songs. Welcome party at university finished with great firework.

TSU Improves its Position in Webometrics Ranking

Published in Education
Monday, 07 September 2015 16:19

Due to some technical reasons, the indicators of two structural units of TSU – the International School of Economics (ISET) and the High Energy Physics Institute – were not taken into consideration in the March 2015 rankings. After addressing this shortcoming, TSU’s ranking has further improved. 

According to the Webometrics Ranking, the best university of Armenia is ranked 2628th and the best university of Azerbaijan is ranked 6405th. 

The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. The CSIC consisted in 2006 of 126 centers and institutes distributed throughout Spain. During the ranking the organization takes into consideration the number of pages recovered from four engines: Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Exalead; number of pages on the website; number of texts as well as number of papers and citations for each academic domain. 

64 Georgian universities are involved in the research.

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