Faculty

Natia Tchigvaria

Administrative Head of PhD programs

Email: n.tchigvaria@gipa.ge

Ph.D. in Literary Studies and M.A. in International Politics from GIPA. She has a long experience of working in higher educational institutions, both in terms of teaching, administering and academic/research activities, in the direction of quality assurance, development of educational programs, project management, is a translator of several textbooks and the author of publications.

Courses:

  • Practical course of English language;
  • Practical course of Business English;
  • English Grammar.

 

Research and Publications:

2021_ Translator; Book translation program in Georgia funded by US Embassy; A textbook_”Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Building Approach”, Authors: Dr. Christopher P. Neck (Author), Jeffery D. Houghton (Author), Emma L. Murray (Author); edition 2019; Sage publication Inc.

2019_ Translator; Book translation program in Georgia funded by US Embassy; A textbook: “Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains (What's New in Operations Management“, Authors:  Lee Krajewski (Author), Manoj Malhotra (Author), Larry Ritzman (Author) Pearson 2018.

2018_ Translator; Book translation program in Georgia funded by US Embassy; A textbook_”Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (What's New in Management)”; Authors: Bruce Barringer (Author), R Ireland (Author) Pearson 2018.

 

 

Projects:

2023_present: " Responsible Conduct of Research - Research Integrity and Ethics in Georgian Universities (ETHICS). Co-funded by ERASMUS+ program by EU.

2018 - present: Raising Research Capacity of Georgian HEIs through Developing R&D Units / HERD; European Commission, ERASMUS+ KA2 program by EU.

2022-2023: EquaStream - Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Academia, Institute of Sweden.

2019-2021: Trainer and author of an intensive training course: Improvement of English Language Skills for Ethnic Minorities; Project "Promoting a New Rural Development Approach in Akhalkalaki" funded by ENPARD Georgia.

2021: Trainer and author of an intensive training course: Improve skills to understand Georgian texts for Ethnic Minorities; Project "Promoting a New Rural Development Approach in Akhalkalaki" funded by ENPARD Georgia.

2020: Author and trainer for the training package "Major Current Environmental issues"; Project Partners - "People in Need" ENPARD; Czech Republic Development Cooperation; GIPA.

2019: Trainer and author for the training package "Professional English Language Training in Environmental protection and agriculture" for the staff of Ministry of Environmental protection and Agriculture of Georgia; In partnership with FAO and GIPA for the Training and Consultancy Center.

Research interests:

Quality assurance in education, public administration, environmental policy.