School of Social Sciences
The School of Social Science was established in 2011 under the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs. Initially, school only offered one undergraduate program in Social Science, which was afirst bachelor degree program within the whole institute. In 2014 new master’s program successfully passed through the mandatory program accreditation procedures, consequently, new graduate program in Applied Psychology was introduced at the School of Social Science.
School of Social Sciences Mission
Mission of the School of Social Science is to cultivate its students’ analytical ability and critical thinking, and to make sure young generation graduated from the school are independent, open-minded and intelligent. School’s programs focus on professional preparation that enables students to become leaders and offers other learning opportunities on higher level.
Former Rector`s Giorgi Margvelashvili’s speech about the opening of GIPA-'s School of Social Sciences
September 23, 2011
"Our undergraduate program sets several significant goals, which will be achieved with your help: first of all, program guarantees fundamental and versatile education, which is crucial for full-fledged member of modern civilization. This means getting to know work of Homer, Goethe, Rustaveli, Hobbes, Ilia Chavchavadze, Jefferson and other great thinkers and writers. Today, it also means profound knowledge of English as an international language and ability to work with modern technologies. Today, it is harder to receive appropriate education than a century ago, but we can achieve this together. As a result of applying our school, those who selected humanitarian science will have the opportunity to accurately determine what their vocation is – journalism, economics, international relations, psychology or management. Initially, we urge you to get to know various disciplines, but on the main phase of your education we will provide support in selecting the field that will suit your interest and will excite you. Our program will offer many elective courses, which will guide you to choose the right academic direction and devote the last semesters of your study mastering in your prioritized field. And finally, after receiving bachelor’s degree at our school you will not only gain theoretical knowledge but also those types of professional skills that will promote your career opportunities right after graduation. Dear students and parents, School of Social Science is a brand new undergraduate program that is based on traditions, experience and success of our institution and is a summary of our many years of work. We are proud of our new contribution in Georgian educational system and hope it will improve with your engagement."