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George Sharvashidze


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, 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:

2022 – Present – Associated Professor of the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tbilisi State University

2016 – 2022 Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2013 – 2016 – Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia

2015-2016 - Director of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement

2016 – 2022 Tbilisi State University; Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences; Master’s degree program Higher Education Policy; Invited Professor

2004-2013 – Open Society Institute; Academic Foundation Program (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)

2001-2003 – Higher Education Reform Project (COE, OSI); International Task Force, Leader

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

1990-1991– 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

Involvement in Public Activities:

2022- 2023- European University Association, EUA, Committee Member, Brussels, EU

2019- present- Black Sea University Network, BSUN, Executive Board, Member, Thessaloniki, Greece

2018- present- International Association of University Presidents, Executive Committee, Member, NY, USA

2018 - present - Member of the “ESF College of Expert Reviewers”; European Science Foundation

2019 - 2022 Georgian Standing Conference of Rectors, Chairman

2017-present - Elected Member; Academia Europae, Academy of Europe (London, UK)

2015 – 2016 Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; Co- Chairman of the International Supervisory Board

2015 - Member of the Research and Innovation Council of Georgia

2015 - Bologna Follow-up Group (BFUG), Strasbourg; Co-chairman of the working group on monitoring

2015 – 2019- Higher Education Reform Expert (HEREs) , EU

2015 – 2022 – 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 Advisory 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 - 1996 - World Wildlife Fund, WWF, Georgia, Chief Adviser

State Rewards: 

2022 - Order of Excellence

George Sharvashidze is the author of monography and research publications.

Languages: Georgian (native), English (fluent) and Russian (fluent)


Family Status: 

Married, with one son