Environmental management and policy

The Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy is intended for those who have already received higher education in any field and are willing to deepen their knowledge in the area of environmental management and policy.

Therefore, necessary preconditions for enrollment to the master’s program are as follows:

1) Bachelor’s or an equivalent academic degree in any field;

2) Having successfully overcome the minimal limits of the type ‘A’ test at the Unified Master Exam;

3) Knowledge of English language at B2 level at least – either take an test in English language (B2) or submit a certificate confirming the relevant qualification (TOEFLIELTS);

4) Passing an inner procedure of the University that is composed by the following stages: analyzing documents: at this stage, an application form developed by the University is filled out as it includes assessment of professional biography of the applicant; an interview with the admissions committee, which aims to assess the applicant’s knowledge in the selected field and defined the relevance of the applicant’s skills and abilities.

Admission Quota by the Test:

Type ‘A’ test                       20 students

Apportionment of Points of the Internal University Examination:

Test: 50 points

Interview: 50 points

The Following Documentation Are to Be Submitted:

  • Copy of a Bachelor's Diploma;
  • A filled out application form;
  • Photo 3x4
  • BA grades sheet;
  • A copy of an ID card;
  • A copy of the certificate confirming participation in the Unified National Exams.

Submission of Documents:

12:00-17:00, August 13 – September 4, at #9, Ietim Gurji Street; forwarding the documents to the coordinator electronically is also possible.

Test in English – September 7

Interview – September 5

Classes begin – the third week of September (September 10)

GIPA, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, LEPL Environmental Information and Education Centre of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) presents the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy. The Environmental Management and Policy program of Georgian Institute of Public Relations School of Government is intended for those who are willing to thoroughly and systematically study the matters related to environmental management and policy, concepts of environmental protection, numerous areas of the discipline of environmental protection, key concepts of environmental and natural resource economics, or rational methods of decision-making in the context of environmental protection; furthermore, for the public servants whose activities require theoretical and practical knowledge of environmental issues. In addition, the program intends to pass on theoretical knowledge and practical experience to those who are already employed in the neighboring or relating fields to environment and natural resources or are interested in the said field.

Objective

The program aims to prepare highly qualified specialists in the area of environmental management and policy, who will be able to work successfully in the public, private and community sectors on research, academic or managing positions whose duties include working on the matters of environmental management and policy. Based on the received knowledge, the graduates of the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy will be able to evolve professionally and pursue successful career in the public sector, as well as in International and non-governmental organizations and the private sector, which will be ensured by the curriculum of the Master’s Program.

Awarded Qualification – Master of Environmental Management and Policy

Education Cycle - Master’s

Credit Value of the Program - 120 ECTS

Academic Language - Georgian

Duration of the Program - 2 years

Academic Schedule – Evening classes

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The accreditation process of the program concluded in September 2016

Contact person

Lasha Lobjanidze

Coordinator, the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy

Email: l.lobjanidze@gipa.ge

Cell: +995 599872784

Tel. 2 49 75 00;

Tuition Fees

Tuition fee for Public Relations Master’s program is GEL 3,500 per year. The entire amount is divided into four equal payments, for each semester.

Scholarship

The cumulative price of the two-year Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy amounts to GEL 7,000. Aside from a state grant (GEL 2,250), the said program allows students to obtain GIPA’s co-financing (₾500 discount for the best student per semester during the academic year) for the purposes to finance their education.

Project for persons with social status

GIPA and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia are launching a joint social project. The aim of the project is to increase access to education for people with different social status in order to encourage and support them professionally and promote their social integration.

Financing for this project will cover individuals who have passed the unified master's exams and meet one or more of the following social status criteria:

A) Socially vulnerable;

Socially vulnerable persons should submit a certificate issued by LEPL "Social Service Agency" under the state control of the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia on registration of "Socially Unprotected Families Database", which should be issued no later than 2 months before university approval.

B) Representative of national minorities;

Representatives of national minorities should present the document confirming registration of the last 5 years in the compact settlement municipalities of national minorities in Georgia, together with a Georgian citizen's certificate.

C) Persons with disabilities;

Persons with disabilities should present the formula 50 / II (copy) of the Medical Social Examination Inspection Act;

D) Internally displaced persons;

Internally Displaced Persons must submit ID cards - IDPs;

E) Georgian nationals of foreign origin (Lazes, deported Meskhs, Fereydan Georgians and others) or foreign citizens who consider themselves Georgian by ethnic origin and have Georgian surname or Georgian linguistic identity;

Foreign citizens of Georgia who consider themselves Georgian by ethnic origin and have Georgian linguistic identity or Georgian linguistic identity should present a neutral identity document or a neutral travel document and resident abroad, foreign citizens, residents of foreign countries (Lazes, deported Meskhs, Fereydan Georgians and others) Document confirming the status of the compatriot;

F) Living in the occupied territories;

Persons residing in the occupied territories must present a certificate of Georgian citizenship, a neutral identity card or a neutral travel document;

G) Living in high mountainous regions;

Persons residing in high mountainous regions should submit a document confirming permanent residence in any high mountain settlement set by the Government of Georgia Decree N671 of December 30, 2015;

D) Members of large families;

Members of large families should submit a certificate or any kind of other documents which will prove the fact that there are five or more sisters, brothers or siblings.

E) Member of the family / family of the deceased for the protection of territorial int

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Curriculum of the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy (elective and compulsory subjects) 

  • I -II -III semester – major and elective courses
  • IV semester – Policy lab, working on a diploma
  • Lectures – work days: 19:00 – 22:00, Saturday: 12:00 -15:00

Academic Language

  • English and Georgia
  • Most of learning materials are in English

Name, Surname

Status

Course

Mariam Sekhniashvili

Associated professor

·         Research methods and academic writing 

Ana Gorgodze

Assistant

·         Efficient communication tools in Environmental Management

Keti Gomelauri

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Project management and budgeting in Environmental field

Ketevan Gujaraidze

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Environment assessment tools

·         Environmental management tools

·         Environment and conflicts

Tamar Gugushvili

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Environmental policy

Malkhaz Adeishvili

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Environmental Economics

Irakli Shavguidze

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Conservation and management of biodiversity

Kakha Artsivadze

Professor

·         Conservation and management of biodiversity

·         Fundamental challenges of Environment protection

Eliso Barnov

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Water resources management

Irakli Kobulia

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Water resources management

Khatuna Gigauri

Associated professor

·         Climate Change

Murman Margvelashvili

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Sustainable energy policy

Nika Arevadze

Adjunct Lecturer

·         GIS and special planning in environmental filed

Alverd Chankseliani

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Waste Management

Noe Megrelishvili

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Air pollution management

Erich Mies

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Forest and land management

Ia Papiashvili

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Efficient communication tools in Environmental Management

Tina Khidasheli

Professor

·         Efficient communication tools in Environmental Management

Naia Zavrishvili

Assistant

·         Ethics in public service

Tamar Koberidze

Adjunct Lecturer

·         Political lobbyism and advocacy

David Jandieri

Professor

·         Administrative Law

Merab Barbakadze

Adjunct Lecturer

·         International Environmental Law

Georgian Institute of Public Relations has cooperated with various western and European Universities for many years. Within the scope of such partnerships, students of the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy are enabled to choose the desired option where to continue studying:

  • Maastricht School of Management;
  • Universität Hamburg;
  • University of Prague;

Partners

Based on the memorandum of cooperation, the Master’s Program in Environmental Management and Policy will ensure the student’s (should they be willing) engagement in internship and research activities in the following organizations:

  • Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia
  • Tbilisi City Municipal Assembly
  • Ministries of Environmental and Natural Resources Protection and Agriculture
  • Municipal Department of Environmental Protection of the City of Tbilisi

About center

CED was founded by School of Government of GIPA and Laboratory of Innovative Technologies (D-lab; https://piet.ucdavis.edu) of the University of California in May 2017.

Amis

The Center for Environmental Protection and Development constitutes a structural unit of the School, which aims to engage students and staff of the University in researching environmental sustainability and supporting refinement of public policy through developing modern and innovative alternatives.

Mission

The mission of the Center is to support the engagement of the university and student in the contexts of multidisciplinary research of environment, devising policy models adapted to problems and necessities, and introducing the principles of modern and effective government.

Within the scope of defined tasks and objectives, the Center pursues its activities in the following areas:

  • Consulting and analysis – cooperation with local and international organizations and implementation of development programs;
  • Conducting academic and applied researches – devising development scenarios and conducting researches with innovative approaches and based on local necessities;
  • Raising awareness of members of the public, private and community sectors through various training courses and other educational activities;

Organization of the platform for political dialogue – supporting the public, private and community cooperation and ensuring dialogue/discussion between parties based on the interests of country’s sustainable development.

Lecturers

Irakli Shavgulidze

Irakli Shavgulidze

Ia Papiashvili

Ia Papiashvili

Kakha Artsivadze

Kakha Artsivadze

Keti Gujaraidze

Keti Gujaraidze

Merab Barbakadze

Merab Barbakadze

Murman Margvelashvili

Murman Margvelashvili

Energy Policy

Tamar Gugushvili

Tamar Gugushvili

Ekaterine Kakabadze

Ekaterine Kakabadze

Management of Protected Areas

Tamar Sharashidze

Tamar Sharashidze

Anano Gorgodze

Anano Gorgodze

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Maia Zavrashvili

Maia Zavrashvili

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Erich Mies

Erich Mies

Nika Arevadze

Nika Arevadze

Lasha Arevadze

Lasha Arevadze

Economics

Noe Megrelishvili

Noe Megrelishvili

Tamar Antadze

Tamar Antadze

Kakha Bakhtadze

Kakha Bakhtadze

Khatuna Gigauri

Khatuna Gigauri

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Eliso Barnovi

Eliso Barnovi

Water resources management

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