Offer of the Polish universities was presented on 14 and 15 February at the International Fair for Overseas Studies in Tbilisi. It is the largest education event in Georgia with the number of visitors exceeding 7,000 people. This year's fourth edition was attended by more than 100 institutions from 12 countries. Among the exhibitors were state and private institutions representing higher and professional education, as well as international and donor organizations that are focused on development and support of education sector.
The biggest and most prestigious Polish universities (including University of Lodz, Jagiellonian University, University of Gdansk, University of Silesia, University of Economics in Katowice, Cracow University of Economics, AGH University of Science and Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow) presented their offer at the national stand "Ready, Study, Go! Poland" prepared by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Foundation for the Development of the Education System. Visitors received handouts with the offer of various universities, as well as publications on the Polish education system. Similarly as last year, representatives of Polish universities were supported by volunteers from the Georgian Academy for Peace and Development.
Meeting at the Center for International Education in Tbilisi was held on February 13. During the meeting, information on the current situation of the education sector in Georgia was presented. Participants also discussed the possibilities of cooperation between universities. Jerzy Rohoziński from the Polish Embassy in Tbilisi visited national stand on February 14.
Next day, representative of the ministry delivered presentation about the possibilities of studying in Poland. In the second part of the presentation, visitors received the most relevant and updated information directly from representatives of the Polish universities. Organizers prepared also a quiz about Poland. Opportunities to establish direct cooperation between universities were discussed during the B2B meetings with Georgian partners, including the largest and most prestigious universities in Georgia - both state (e.g. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University) and private (e.g. University of Georgia).
Exhibition was extremely interesting for high school and university students, as well as for young people willing to study abroad or participate in internship programs.
Watch the official video from last year’s exhibition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCLaLbt0OBA
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Studying abroad is becoming increasingly popular among Georgian students who may receive special financial support or dedicated educational loans for this purpose (studies at Georgian universities are mostly paid - access to free higher education receive about 25 % of the best students). The most popular programs chosen by the Georgians studying in Poland include management (22%) , Polish philology (18%) and administration (13%).