Munich University and Kutaisi University City Become Partners

Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili said that Munich University and Kutaisi University Complex have signed a memorandum, which makes Munich University the partner of the project.

“Kutaisi University City is a historic project that will have a huge impact on Georgia's development,” the PM stated at the cabinet session on Thursday.

Kvirikashvili stated that now Kutaisi University has become a joint project with Munich Technical University.

“Munich University is one of the world's highest rated educational institutions and signing a memorandum with it is a very important step, which once again proves that Georgia has huge potential to become an international regional education center,” the PM added.

Kvirikashvili also said that Georgia has become popular not only among the neighboring countries but among European states as well.

“Kutaisi University will be one of the most important educational institutions in Europe,” he claimed.

The first University City will be completely financed by the Cartu Foundation, a charity fund established and financed by Bidzina Ivanishvili, a Georgian tycoon and former Prime Minister and founder of the ruling Georgian Dream party. 

The Cartu Foundation has allocated 1 billion EUR for the project. 

The complex will be a typical university-type campus with several university buildings, accommodations, and other learning facilities all in one place -  the first of its kind in Georgia. 

University City will be spread over 140 Hectares of land in the outskirts of Kutaisi, West Georgia, in the middle of a forest. The facility will be able to cater for 60,000 students. 

It will take several years to completely build the university complex but the first round of students are expected to receive their education at University City in late 2019. 

The project was initially announced in September 2016 by the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and it envisions the creation of a regional education and research hub by building the largest, modern university complex not only in Georgia, but the whole Caucasus region. 

By Thea Morrison



23 June 2017 01:42