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Deputy Minister of Education, Science,
Culture and Sport of Georgia - Natia Zedginidze attended the official event
dedicated to the French-Georgian cooperation in the educational field at the
National Library within the scope of the - "Francophone Month".
"It is wonderful that the
representatives of Frace’s leading universities are here with us today. In this
regard, I’d like to point out that, this joint activity is based on a mutual
memorandum, signed back in 2015, which gives young people an opportunity to
expand their horizons and continue their education in France” – stated Natia
Ambassador of France to Georgia - Pascal
Menier and Director of the International Education Center - Nino Chelidze
attended the event organized by the French Institute and the French Embassy in
Presentation of the renewed French-Georgian
scholarship program and official signing of the Memorandum was held at the
event as well.
The French-Georgian Master Scholarship is a
joint program of the French Embassy in Georgia, the French Institute and
International Center for Education, which envisages students studying French
and English Master's programs in French. The scholarship program will be
implemented in 2021 and several Georgian students will be able to study in
French universities from 2021 onwards.
Following the signature, the parties have
identified the winners of the current scholarship program and awarded them with
the respective certificates. In the course of 2019-2020, 15 scholarships will
be awarded and Georgian citizens will be funded in French higher education
institutions for a full one academic year. The priority directions of the
scholarship program are: Agrarian sciences; Engineering; Natural sciences;
Social sciences; Humanitarian sciences; law; Architecture; Public governance
Within the format of the presentation on
French-Georgian cooperation in the field of education, various talks were given
by the the head of the International Center for Education - Nino Chelidze,
Regional Director of “Campus France” - Olivie Portiche, and the Director of the
French Institute - Pierre Cluet and other invited guests.
France is one of the main partners of
Georgia. According to UNESCO's statistics on student mobility, France is the
second in the European Union for Georgian students. Fifteen agreements of
ERASMUS + Mobilization have been signed. Also, 22 agreements of bilateral
cooperation between universities. Three diploma programs (informatics, public
health and medicine, management) are already functioning. Taking into
consideration that 5 Georgian universities are a member of the University of
Francophone University, giving them the ability to benefit from professional
teaching oriented French language (for example, French language courses adapted
to tourism and innovation, through online learning and etc).
In addition, Campus France's representation
is to provide free information and consulting support to students in order to
encourage their mobility in France.
A new stage of bilateral cooperation is the establishment of
the French-Georgian University. The purpose of the ambitious project is to set
up a double diplomas in the fields of tourism as well as agriculture and
informatics between French and Georgian universities. A bilateral agreement was
signed between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of
Education of Europe and the Ministry of Education of Georgia on 26 May 2018.