Fighting corruption in Georgia's universities

Authors: 
Janashia, Natia
Imprint: 2004
Collation: p. 43-46
Series: Academe, 90, 5

This article examines the fight against corruption in universities in Georgia, focusing particularly on admissions, arguably the most corrupt area in the Georgian higher education. It touches upon the problem of private tutoring and bribing, as well as the system of university accreditation in the country. The second part of the article looks at the causes and effects of corruption in Georgia. Areas covered include: the economy; the decline in public funding; the low salaries of faculty and administrators; the lack of strong academic leadership and of a national system for assessing institutions of higher education; increased competition for university places; and social and cultural factors. The final part of the article looks at what is being done to curb corruption in the country.

Higher education
Admission to school / university, Anti-corruption strategies, Corruption, Bribery, Economic and social development, Educational management, University administration, Examinations and diplomas, Finance, Private tutoring, Quality assurance and accreditation, University staff, University staff wages
Europe
Georgia