The Rector

Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
George Sharvashidze


Born on April 25, 1963

Education:
1984 - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Philologist
2006 – Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University; degree: Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences
2003 - Salzburg Global Seminar; Salzburg, Austria, professional training
2003 – Wilton Park, Great Britain, professional training
2002 – The World Bank Institute, Budapest, Hungary, professional training
2001 - IIEP UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning, Paris, France, professional training
1999 – SIPU/ the Swedish Institute for Public Administration, professional training

Work experience
2013 – September 9, 2016 – Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
2015-2016 - Director of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement
2016 – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University; Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences; Master’s degree program Higher Education Policy; invited lecturer
2004-2013 – Open Society Institute; Academic Foundation Programme (AFP), Budapest, Hungary, Director
2003-2004 - Open Society Institute; Higher Education Support Program (HESP), Budapest, Hungary, senior program manager
2000-2003 – President of the International Institute for Education Policy, Planning and Management (EPPM), Tbilisi, Georgia
2001-2003 – Higher Education Reform Project (COE, OSI); head of international group
1996-2000 – First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
1994-1996 – Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
1991-1994 – Head of Foreign Relations Department at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
1990 - South Milwaukee High School WI, USA, exchange lecturer
1989-1990 – Senior Research Fellow at Tbilisi State University
1989-1990 – Assistant to the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia
1988-1989 – Chief Inspector at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
1984-1993 - 6th Gymnasium Tbilisi, teacher

Main publications:
2005 – A monograph Private Higher Education in Georgia, IIEP UNESCO, Paris
2004 - Private Higher Education in Georgia; Private Higher Education, Edited by N.V. Varghese
IIEP UNESCO, Paris
2004 – Some Aspects of Legislative Formation of Higher Education; Caucasian Messenger. Tbilisi
2004 – General Trends of Development of Higher Education in Georgia, Prometheus, Tbilisi
2004 – Implementation of Higher Education Reform, Sazrisi, Tbilisi
2003 -   Education Reform, Curriculum Change and Teacher Education in Geogia, UNESCO, IBE, Geneva

Involvement in public activities:
2015 – up to present – Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; chairman of the International Supervisory Board
2015 – up to present – Member of the Research and Innovation Council of Georgia
2015 – up to present -   Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG), Strasbourg; co-chairman of the working group on monitoring 
2015 – up to present - Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs), Brussels
2015 – up to present – San Diego State University Georgia, member of the Advisory Board
2000 - Director of Human Resource Development Center in Georgia (UNDP/ETF)
1996-2000- Council of Europe’s Education Committee, Strasbourg; head of the Georgian delegation
1995-2000 - European Training Foundation (ETF), Turin, member of Advisers Forum
1999 –2000 - European Training Foundation (ETF), Turin; subgroup of CIS and Mongolia, chairman
1998 – UNESCO, member of the National Commission of Georgia
1993-1996 - WWF Bulletin; member of the editorial board
1995 - Facts for Life (UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, WWF), Georgian edition; member of the editorial board  
1993 - World Wildlife Fund, WWF, Georgia, chief adviser