Ani Gavasheli and Khatuna Mkhoyan, students of faculty of Business and Tourism of Sabauni, awarded Erasmus+ KA107 ICM scholarship. They will study spring semester of 2018-2019 academic year in the University of Valladolid, Spain.
Erasmus+ is a funded program of European Commission that covers all the expenses of the grant holder.
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University hosted the staff from University College of Enterprise and Administration of Lublin within the Erasmus+ KA107 ICM. The chancellor of WSPA, Mrs. Elwira Przybylska and Mrs. Malgorzata Orzel from Internationa Relations Office had visited Sabauni from 21st of May till 25th of May.
Polish guests met the rector of Sabauni, prof. Dr. Vaja Vardidze, Vice-Rector, Prof. Dimitry Gegenava and the dean of the faculty of Business and Tourism, Giorgi Mikanadze. During the meeting the parties discussed the ways and opportunities of the future cooperation. There was planned the joint projects and students exchange programs.
Within the visit, Mrs. Elwira Przybylska and Mrs. Malgorzata Orzel made a short presentation of WSPA for Sabauni students, they talked about the WSPA offer for the foreign students.
Sabauni and WSPA cooperate within Erasmus+ KA107 project since 2016-2017 academic year; in March of 2018 Giorgi Mikanadze, dean of faculty of Business and Tourism of Sabauni was participated in International Staff Week, held in WSPA.
On May 19, 2018 The institute of Post-Soviet Studies (IPSS)at Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University hosted the international conference on: Post-Soviet Countries -
Challenges, Perspectives. Opening remarks were done by the Rector of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University Dr. Vaja Vardidze, Director of the institute of Post-Soviet
Studies Dr. Gvantsa Abdaladze and the special guest of the conference, member of European Parliament – Dr. Yan Olbrycht. The conference included 4 panels for academia and government officials and 2 youth panels for students and young researchers. There were participants from Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, Armenia.
Affiliated professor of Sabauni, Nazibrola Chinchanaldze spent one week at KUL within Erasmus+ International Teaching Mobility, where delivered lectures in International Law.
“For me, as a professor, this visit, which was funded by Erasmus+ and organized by Sabauni, was very interesting and fruitful. It gave me a possibility to deliver the lectures for foreign students in several topics. Especially interesting was the lecture about the Policy of Effective Occupation with the students from International Relations Faculty. There were the students from Ukraine and thus, we tried to compare the situations of Georgia’s and Ukraine’s occupation. The students had very realistic and interesting questions. We agreed that this is a problem of power and the negligence of society. The meetings with Polish colleagues, prof. Kinga Stasiak and prof. Swenson, helped me to see my approaches with certain issues from the other sides. I think, such kind of visits are very useful for professors and students as well” – Naziblrola Chinchaladze, associate professor of Sabauni, Doctor of Law.
The lectures of Prof. Chinchaladze were attended by Sabauni’s students, Maka Mokia and Juna Iriauli, who are studying in KUL for this current semester.
Sabauni and KUL have a very successful cooperation within Erasmus+ KA107 project since 2015-2016 academic year.
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University / Sabauni became a member of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU). The decision was made by the member of the Federation on the General Assembly of IFCU hold in Manila (Philippine) in March of 2018. This membership for Sabauni is a big step and possibility for future cooperation with the Universities from all over the world.
IFCU was founded 1924 and for now it has 227 member Universities from all the continent.
Federation has a consultative status with the following organizations:
• The United Nations (UN), in New York
• The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in Paris
• The Council of Europe, in Strasbourg
In addition, IFCU ensures an international presence within the following commissions:
• The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in Vienna
• The Commission of Human Rights, in Geneva
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna
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.
Within the STAR project of ERASMUS+ KA2 program the Center for Continuing Professional Development was established at Sabauni, which aim to disseminate the learner-centered teaching approaches through the administrative and academic staff of sabauni and other persons as well.
The office of the center is equipped with modern technic which is co-funded by the project.
The presentation of the center will be held at the end of the March.
On 12-16 March of 2018 the third STსAR (Sustainable learner-centered Teaching - Advanced Resources for Georgia and China) project meeting was hosted by University of Coimbra (Portugal). From Sabauni in this meeting prof. Ekaterine Natsvlishvili and Asoc. Prof. Gvantsa Abdaladze have been participating.
During the meeting there was presented the draft of learner centered teaching manual by the team of the University of Ruse, which is responsible for this working package. The participants discussed also the experience about CPD units and participants from partner countries were advised how CPD must work. The main attention was paid on the teaching methods.
The aim of the project is to elaborate learner-centered teaching approaches considering the partner’s best practice and Georgian and Chinese educational system and after elaboration its implementation in Georgian and Chinese Universities.
The project started on15th of October and ends in October of 2019
On 12th - 16th of March of 2018 Giorgi Mikanadze, Dean of faculty of Business and Tourism of Sabauni has participated in ERASMUS+ KA107 ICM project at University College of Enterprise and Administration of Lublin, Poland, where took a part in International Staff Week, organized by host University. Except of Sabauni there were the representatives of the Universities from China, Taiwan, Bolivia, Turkey, Spain, Argentina, Serbia and Moldova.
უნივერსიტეტის რექტორის 2018 წლის 05 თებერვლის №11-18 ბრძანებით აკადემიური თანამდებობის დასაკავებლად გამოცხადებული ღია კონკურსის ჩატარების მიზნით შექმნილი დროებითი საკონკურსო კომისიის (ბრძ. №25-18; 09.03.2018; ოქმი №01-18; 12.03.2018), გადაწყვეტილების საფუძველზე:
1. მარინე თავართქილაძე– არჩეულ იქნას ბიზნესის და ტურიზმის ფაკულტეტის, ასოცირებული პროფესორის აკადემიურ თანამდებობაზე საერთაშორისო ბიზნესის და საერთაშორისო ტურიზმის მიმართულებით;
2. ირმა ტალახაძე – არჩეულ იქნას ჰუმანიტარულ და სოციალურ მეცნიერებათა ფაკულტეტის, ასოცირებული პროფესორის აკადემიურ თანამდებობაზე ისტორიის, ეკლესიის ისტორიის მიმართულებით;
3. ივანე ჯანდიერი – არჩეულ იქნას ჰუმანიტარულ და სოციალურ მეცნიერებათა ფაკულტეტის, ასოცირებული პროფესორის აკადემიურ თანამდებობაზე საოფისე კომპიუტერული პროგრამების მიმართულებით;
4. ლალი გიგაური – არჩეულ იქნას ბიზნესის და ტურიზმის ფაკულტეტის, ასისტენტის აკადემიურ თანამდებობაზე ბიზნესის და ტურიზმის მიმართულებით;