San Diego State University held a ceremony due to the start of the new academic year. The event was attended by the Minister of Education and Science – Aleksandre Jejelava, The US ambassador in Georgia – Ian Kelly, the deputy Executive director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation – Nancy Lee, and the executive director of Millennium Challenge Account Georgia – Magda Magradze. A special delegation of US professors visited Georgia and congratulated the university with the start of the new academic year.
In 2016, there were 217 students who were enrolled in undergraduate programs, in Georgia, out of which students 55 are girls. The students are from Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia as well, including 12 international students from six different countries.
This year, the students with the highest grades will continue their studies at San Diego State University. “it has become a tradition, and we are glad to receive students with the highest academic achievement to our university. Last year, this student was David Soselia, but this year we are pleased to welcome – Tamar Menteshashvili. It is important to mention that students with the highest academic achievements, choose technical subjects” said the dean of San Diego State University – Dr. Ken Walsh.
San Diego State University (SDSU), in collaboration with the Millennium Challenge Account – implements a number of internationally accredited undergraduate programs in engineering and STEM fields such as (ABET, ACS, WASC) in Georgia since 2015. San Diego State University accommodates up to 35,000 students annually and has a history of 100 years. Moreover, SDSU has the budget of 120 million USD for the research and development department.
Furthermore, the graduates will receive an American diploma. Additionally, these programs will support Georgi’s development in the fields of natural sciences and technology, and support the training of highly skilled workforce. The project is implemented by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) under the second compact financial support.