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GRENA boosts eduroam visibility in Georgia at UNESCO-supported anniversary event

Giorgi Sharvashidze, Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, addressing guests at the university's anniversary event.

GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, provided the eduroam roaming service to guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) on 8 February 2018. More than 130 guests from Georgia and other countries used eduroam during the UNESCO-supported event, which marked the centenary of the first national university in the Caucasus.

TSU opened in 1918 on 8 February (26 January in the old calendar) and laid the foundation for a European-type higher education in Georgia, based on Georgian educational traditions. Now the major educational and research institution in Georgia, TSU has around 600 foreign students alongside the 22 thousand Georgian students who undertake their studies there.

Submitted by Laura Durnford

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