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University Assistance Grants, 2011-2012


Grantee / Project Title Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Advancing Teaching of Party Politics in Georgia Akhalkalaki Higher Education Institution Thinking Creatively, Thinking Critically Amount USD Project Contact Person Korneli Kakachia Associate Professor Tel: (995 599) 23 74 29 kakachia@gmail.com www.tsu.edu.ge Roin Kavrelishvili Rector Tel: (995 599) 58 84 61 roinkav@rambler.ru www.tsumeskheti.edu.ge Dates

$9,605

Enhance the teaching of political science in Georgian Universities (mainly Tbilisi State University), specifically in the field of party politics and party systems

March Sept. 2012

$9,990


Civic Responsibility

Develop and publish education materials that promote the teaching of critical and creative thinking at Georgian universities. Present strategies for including critical and creative thinking in syllabi and courses at different levels of education, including high school, bachelors, and masters programs. Partner with the Civic Development Institute (CDI) to ensure the wide distribution of materials

Nov. 2011 June 2012

Gori Teaching University Decision-making Pol$9,614 icy Technology in Practice for Social Policy Analysis

Ruizan Mekvabidze Improve educational programs at Gori Teaching University by creating a International Relations Nov. module about ICT tools used in social policy analysis. Develop students anCoordinator 2011 alytical and practical skills in identifying solutions to unpredictable problems Tel: (995 558) 75 16 13 June in the social sciences. Coordinate with professors from Tbilisi State Univergsu@grt.ge 2012 sity (TSU) and Gdansk University (GU) to develop the module www.gu.edu.ge Civic Responsibility Professionalism

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Grantee / Project Shota Rustaveli State University Development of a Translated Political Corpus Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Improvement of Mental Health Policy Course Grigol Robakidze University Development of New Course in Energy Policy Modeling and Analysis Gori Teaching University Training Program in Research Methods for Social Sciences

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Dates

$9,140

Create a digital political glossary in the Georgian and English languages. Develop a digital platform and search engine containing texts and databases adapted for scientific research, and a dictionary of political terms in the Georgian and English languages

Khatuna Beridze Associate Professor Tel: (995 593) 46 96 79 beridze@illinois.edu www.bsu.edu.ge Tamar Makharadze Associate Professor Tel: (995 599) 71 43 05 tamar.makharadze @tsu.ge www.tsu.edu.ge Murtaz Kvirkvaia Dean of School of Business and Management Tel: (995 593) 36 28 21 murtazi17@yahoo.com www.gruni.edu.ge Zurab Zurabashvili Professionalism

Dec. 2011 Sept. 2012

$9,950

Improve the quality of the existing course in Mental Health Policy taught at Tbilisi State University by updating the syllabus with current research in the field. Strengthen networking between university faculty members and local research and human rights organizations, purchase new textbooks, develop electronic resources for the course, and update teaching methodology

Sept. 2012 Jan. 2013

Civil Society

$9,919

Improve the existing masters program in Energy Management by developing and introducing a new core course Energy Policy Analysis and Modeling. The new subject will be concentrated on energy policy-making, which will be the first of its kind in Georgia

Sept. 2012 Jan. 2013

$6,820

Establish and conduct a five-month training program in quantitative and qualitative research methods for students in policy-related fields of the social sciences. Use skills from the training to conduct small-scale research contributing to the development of the 2010 2017 Shida Kartli Regional Development Strategy. Integrate training programs into policy-related cur ricula Public Policy

Chief Specialist Tel: (995 599) 71 89 18 zura_zurabashvili @yahoo.com www.gu.edu.ge

Sept. 2012 Jan. 2013

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