Graduation Party 2018 will be held on September 23, 2018 !
On 16-20th of April, head of Sabauni’s International Relations Office, Shorena Parunashvili paid a visit to the University of Valladolid, Spain, where participated in the International Staff Week, organized by University of Valladolid within the Erasmus+ KA107 project. In the Staff Week there were participating around 50 representatives of 33 universities from all over the world (Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa). During the week the participants had an opportunity to exchange their experience, discuss the current E+ project and the perspective of future cooperation.
The participants were available to get to know closer the work style of the International Relations Department of UVa, their projects, structure and future plans.
The first day of the International Staff Week Mar Fernandez, the Director of International Relations greeted to the participants and made a presentation of the University of Valladolid. The second part of the day the panel session was hold, where the participants were able to exchange experience and information about their universities.
17th of April was dedicated to the workshops on Internationalization and E+ KA107 project, where ICM team of UVa talked about the current project, its procedures and realization steps. The second part of the day there were meetings with Faculty members. The representative of Sabauni, Shorena Parunashvili has met the representatives of Faculty of Business and discussed the International Semester of Commerce, where Sabauni’s two students will be sent for study in spring semester of 2018-2019 academic year, within this E+ program.
Next day of the Staff Week the participants were able to talk about the possibility for future cooperation. That day, the participants were welcomed by Oscar Puente, the city Mayor of Valladolid. The rest of day, the visit in National Sculpture Museum was planned.
According to the agenda, on 19th of April, the Vice-Rector of Segovia Campus welcomed the participants and guided tour to Segovia city was offered to them.
Last day of the IW, the final meeting was hold and the Diplomas of attendance were awarded to participants. The Day was ended by farewell cocktail with traditional music.
The University of Valladolid is a one of the old University in Spain, founded in XIII century, nowadays it has 4 campuses in different cities (Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria) and 25 217 students. Sabauni has started cooperation with UVa from 2018-2019 academic year within Erasmus+ KA107 project that implies the student and staff mobility.
On 21st February of 2018 Giorgi Mikanadze, dean of faculty of Business and Tourism and Shorena Parunashvili, head of International Relations had a meeting with representatives of Klaipeda State University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania).
The rector of Sabauni, prof. Dr. Vaja Vardidze participated in the conference “the Whole is Greater Than its Parts: Christian Unity and Interreligious Encounter Today”, organized by the University of Notre Dame (USA), that was hold on 8-10 January 2018, in Rome (Italy). In the conference there were featured diverse presentations by Church leaders, theologian and scholars of global religion on topics including Muslim-Christian relations, the Cathocli-Orthodox-Protestant dialogue, the relationship between dialogue and evangelism and other contemporary questions of religion and culture.
Among the conference speaker there were: Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeia, Gavin D’Costa, professor of Catholic theology at the University of Bristol; Francis Clooney, professor of comparative theology and directo of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University and John Cavadini, directo of the Institute of Church life at the University of Notre Dame.
Prof. Dr. Vaja Vardidze’s speech was about “Christian Faith and Multiplicity of Religions: After the Question of Exclusivity, Inclusivism and Pluralism”.
On 6th October, the presentation of Erasmus+ KA1 program’s call was held in Library of Sabauni. The students were informed about the competition, its procedures and deadlines. In the meeting, our last year’s Erasmusians, Khatia Gelashvili and Zurab Dartsmelia shared their experience with interested students. The students had opportunity to give answers to all their questions.
The winner student will receive the Erasmus+ scholarship and will be sent for one semester to John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. The scholarship covers all expenses.
Sabauni has been involved in Erasmus+ program with KUL since 2015-2016 academic year.
On the 9th – 13th October under the Erasmus+ KA2 program STAR project’s next working meeting were held at University of Ruse, Bulgaria. From Sabauni, Associate professor, Ekaterine Natsvlishvili and dean of faculty Humanities and Social Sciences, Irakli Tskhadadze were attended on the meeting.