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Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze delivers public lecture at Kutaisi International University Print Version


Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze delivered a public lecture at Kutaisi International University (KIU).

The Head of Government spoke with the students of KIU about the country's government system and political processes, also answering their questions.

Following the lecture, the Prime Minister-together with Minister of Education, Science and Youth Giorgi Amilakhvari and the university's administration-took a tour of the KIU campus stretching 180 hectares and offering a comfortable, fully equipped living environment. The university encompasses modern, state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, co-working spaces, cafeterias, and an interactive teaching management system and infrastructure, all of which is important for high-quality teaching/learning and research.

The Prime Minister also familiarized himself with the construction site of a new academic facility on the KIU campus, where lecture halls, laboratories, administrative offices, and conference halls will be housed.
In parallel, the construction of the Kutaisi Hadron Center is underway, to include two proton accelerators, i.e. cyclotrons, one being fully designated for treating cancerous diseases, and the other dedicated to fundamental studies in nuclear physics and high energies.

Kutaisi International University is a charity megaproject, with its budget reaching about 1 billion euros, financed by the International Charity Foundation Cartu. The idea of establishing the university was conceived by Bidzina Ivanishvili and his family.

Having admitted the first wave of students in the fall of 2020, KIU now has over 1,200 students.

Press Service of the Government Administration