The Georgian delegation arrived in Armenia on May 24 within the framework of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Armenia and Georgia. Two university rectors met and held discussions on the first day of the visit, and today they were received by the Georgian Ambassador Giorgi Saganelidze.
During the meeting, attended by YSU Vice-rector on Students, Alumni and Public Relations Ruben Markosyan and Head of the International Cooperation Office Alexander Markarov, in addition to the cooperation, a number of projects that will be implemented in the near future were discussed.
Rector of Tbilisi State University Giorgi Sharvashidze, speaking about the friendship between the two universities, mentally moved to the 20th century, in 1918, when their University was founded. The subject “Armenian Studies” was included in the curriculum from the very beginning. Further Chair of Armenian Language was opened at the university, Armenian language and history were taught, famous specialists in the Armenian Studies Shanidze and Aleksidze developed here activities, etc. For years there was active cooperation in the fields of natural sciences, chemistry, physics, biology, etc.
“We, in addition to being friendly countries, are also neighbors, which allow finding common ground for more cooperation. We have already identified some areas in which we must work. Both sides have very good potential and we plan to carry out joint research projects. Our two universities are implementing the “Erasmus +” programs, which activates the mobility of students,” - said Giorgi Sharvashidze.
"Our university has a friendly relationship with the embassy. As an ambassador, I came to Yerevan last August. And then immediately visited university, we discussed the prospects of cooperation. The first practical step was made earlier this year: a well-known expert on Georgian Studies Hrachya Bayramyan’s book was published, which included the translations of Georgian classics. The book presentation was made at the University,” - says the Georgian Ambassador Giorgi Saganelidze.
Mr. Saganelidze noted that an agreement was reached that this summer according to which more than 20 students, who study Georgian language, will participate in a summer camp in Georgia.
Ties between our HEI are not only scientific ones. An agreement was reached on the organization of the Olympiad in the end of this year. Armenian and Georgian students will test their skills in chess, football and other sports.
“We have started to cooperate with Tbilisi State University long ago, and now our sociologists have joint projects. I think this meeting will give an impetus for new professions, new contacts directions. We have already planned to develop closer cooperation in the field of natural sciences. We also need to continue the work in the areas of the Armenian Studies, archeology, sociology, psychology and other fields,” - said YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.
Tbilisi State University Choir and Dance Ensemble will perform today at Hakob Paronyan Theater. YSU Cultural Centre will join them in concert performances.