Summary

Dr. Zaza Tsotniashvili was educated in Georgia at Tbilisi State University and Tskhinvali State Pedagogical Institute. He also attended programs of study in:

He has participated in courses and conferences on

  • The International Scientific Conference, War and Peace Journalism (Georgia)
  • Learning in Later Life (Cyprus)
  • Academician of Academy of Educational Sciences of Georgia (Georgia)
  • Modern Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methodology (USA)
  • Russian influence on Caucasus (Poland)
  • Project Cycle Management (Cordaid Netherlands, Georgia)

and many other international activities.

In 2005 he defended his Doctor’s dissertation: 

Defended Doctor’s Dissertation: "Georgian-Osetian Relations in the Press during the end of the 20th century and begining of the 21st'

Prior to his permanent assignment as rector of Gori University, Tsotniashvili was an acting rector of Tskhinvali and Gori Universities, and at different times dean of Humanitarian, Social Sciences and Philology-Journalism faculties. In addition, he worked in leadership positions on various community organizations.

In addition, Dr. Tsotniashvili is an expert of Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and President of Shida Kartli Tennis Federation. He is actively involved in community development and charity activities.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

HEAD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE SERVICE

David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia

Since 10.09.2010 Head of Quality Assurance Service at D A University of Georgia

Since 01.10.2010Full Professor at David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia

Since 01.04.2010

Expert of Foundation of Romualdo Del Bianco

23.03.10-01.10.10

Head of Masters Program in Political Science at Gori University

01.09.09-01.10.10

UNDP Project Coordinator

22.08.08-06.08.10

Rector of LEoPL Gori University

01.03.10-27.07.10

President of Sida Kartli Tennis Federation

17.10.07-22.08.08

Acting Rector of LEoPL Gori University

22.06.07-22.08.07

Rector of Tskhinvali State University

26.10.06-22.06.07

Acting Rector of Tskhinvali State University

01.09.06-26.10.06

Dean of Department of the Humanitarian and Social Sciences,Tskhinvali State University

01.02.09-01.10.10

Full Professor at Gori University

2005

Member of Community Council at the Governor’s Office in Shida Kartli

2002

Editor in Chief of Journal "Young Journalist"

2000-2005

Dean of Department of the Philology-Journalism, Tskhinvali State University

1998-2000

Sophisticated Secretary at Tskhinvali State University

Since 1996

Member of the Federation of Georgian Journalists

1995-1997

Leader of the Lterature Club at Tskhinvali State University

1995-2006

Responsible Secretary of newspaper “Shida Kartli”

Since 1995

Foreign Journalism, International Conflict Analyses, Conflicts Representation in Media, Media Management, Management,Georgian Literature, Folklore Teacher

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - Dec 2005

PHD

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

2005

Defended Doctor’s Dissertation:Defended Doctor’s Dissertation: "Georgian-Osetian Relations in the Press during the end of the 20th century and begining of the 21st'  (Media, Policy), (Diploma) (Georgia)

1998

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Defended Master’s Thesis(Literature), (Diploma), (Georgia)

1993 - 1996

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)

Department of Philology

Post-Graduate Course

1988-1993

Tskhinvali State Pedagogical Institute (Georgia)

Department of History and Philology (Diploma with Honors), Graduate Course

1977-1988

Tskhinvali Secondary School #4 (Certificate) (Georgia)

Sep 1988 - Jul 1993

MA

Gori University (Tskhinvali University)

2009, May

The International Scientific Conference, War and Peace Journalism (Certificate) (Georgia)

2009, April

Learning in Later Life, Conference, (Certificate) (Cyprus)

2008, December

Academician of Academy of Educational Sciences of Georgia(Diploma)(Georgia)

2008, December

Russian Influence on Caucasus, (Certificate) (Poland)

2008, December

Full Course in Modern Teaching, Learning and AssessmentMethodology (Certificate)(the USA)

2008, November

Project Cycle Management, supported by CordaidNetherlands (Certificate) (Georgia)

2008, October

Education and Remembrance, (Certificate (Poland)

2008, July

Oxford Round Table, (Certificate)(UK)

2008, April

Open World Leadership Center (Certificate)(the USA)

2007, Nov-Dec

European School of Management (Georgia)

Management (Certificate)(Georgia)

2007, May-June

European School of Management

Administration (Certificate) (Georgia)

2007, July

Peace Corps Georgia's Supervisors Conference (Certificate)(Georgia)

2005, April

Experience in the System of American Education (Certificate)(Georgia)

2004, April                                               Aikhshtadt University (Germany)

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