Bidzina Ivanishvili: In 2012, I publicly promised the Georgian society that we would build a university in Kutaisi. Today we can all see the first phase of construction is coming to its end

In 2012, I publicly promised the Georgian society that we would build a university in Kutaisi. Today we can all see the first phase of construction is coming to its end and in September 2020, the first wave of students will start studying in the building, - Bidzina Ivanishvili, Chairperson of the Georgian Dream, said.

According to Ivanishvili, Georgian citizens are well aware that education is as important to the Georgian Dream as air and water.

“For a country like ours, education is the main resource that may serve as basis for the development. Eleven years ago, my family and I started thinking and dreaming about creating a modern and powerful technological education hub in Georgia that would be a breakthrough in the Georgian educational and scientific space. In 2012, I publicly promised the Georgian society that we would build a university in Kutaisi. Today we can all see the first phase of construction is coming to its end and in September 2020, the first wave of students will move to the building. This is important, of course, but today we need not just another university, but a place of higher education where the quality of education will be in line with international standards. That is why, together with the best specialists in this field, we have been actively working in this direction for several years and have achieved significant results,” Ivanishvili said.

He added that the management system of the International University of Kutaisi will be in compliance with the management system of Munich Technological University. Kutaisi International University works closely with leading educational and scientific centers around the world, such as the Jülich Research Center, the University of Aachen and the University of Rennes.

In addition, according to Bidzina Ivanishvili, Kutaisi University complex includes an international research technology center of EU standards and international health center, which today have no analogues in Georgia.

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