Fighting corruption in Georgia's universities
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.