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The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Mikheil Chkhenkeli visited Kutaisi International University and attended the oath taking ceremony of freshmen students. The event was opened by the Rector of the newly opened University – Aleksandre Tevzadze.
Furthermore, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and a professor of University of Pennsylvania (USA) – Mikheil Chkhenkeli, addressed the students, wishing them an interesting and fruitful student life and success.
Mikheil Chkhenkeli: “Today I attended the oath taking ceremony of freshmen students at Kutaisi International University. Today is a truly historic day!
I would like to once again address the first generation of students of Kutaisi International University. Congratulations to the students with the start of their studies at this exceptional university. You, are part of the academic history of Georgia! Studying at Kutaisi International University is a really unique opportunity and a great responsibility simultaneously. Today begins an exciting and successful period of your life. I am sure years will pass and each of you will remember this day with great joy and pride.
I wish you an immense success in the learning process, and great advancements in the professional arena. Education is the most valuable investment and a solid precondition for the success of our country.”
This year, Kutaisi International University (KIU) admitted the first batch of students to three undergraduate English language programs: Management, Mathematics and Computer Science.
Criteria for admitting students to KIU is one of the highest amongst the higher education institution in Georgia and is in compliance with the requirements held by the Munich Technical University. According to STEM program rankings, KIU is among the three universities with the highest barrier in Georgia. This year, a total of 1112 entrants expressed a desire to become a KIU student. Only 245 of them managed to overcome the high bar imposed by the university.
Having monitored the data, Computer Science stands as most popular KIU program, with the largest number of students enrolled. With Management and Mathematics holding second and third place, respectively. Outstandingly, 35% of students enrolled in Mathematics are girls. One of the top priorities of the University is to increase the involvement of women in the field of exact and natural sciences.
Moreover, 90% of students enrolled in the university had KIU as their first choice during the Unified National Examinations, in conjunction with 78% of students able to obtain state funding. The university also boasts distinguished and high-scoring, bright young people from Khulo, Tsageri, Chiatura, Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Sachkhere and other regions of Georgia, who appear in the top 100 of the student rankings. Additionally, students of the university are winners of both international and national competitions and various Olympiads. Among them are fifteen finalists of the Mathematical and Algorithmic Competition (Vector) and two successful inventors of the Millennium Innovation Competition.