Georgian Institute of Public Affairs

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Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
GIPA Logo.jpg
Motto In hoc signo vinces
Motto in English
In this sign you will conquer
Established 1994
Type Private
Rector Marine Ioseliani
Location Tbilisi, Georgia
Student Media
  • Radio GIPA (FM 94.3)
  • Brosse Street Journal
Nickname GIPA

The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) (Georgian: საქართველოს საზოგადოებრივ საქმეთა ინსტიტუტი) was created in 1994 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Four separate schools of the Institute offer MA, BA programs and training courses in the spheres of Public Affairs, Local Governance, Journalism, International Affairs and Law, as well as a PhD program in the social sciences. GIPA is considered as one of the top three universities in Georgia, alongside the Free University of Tbilisi and Tbilisi State University.[1]

The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs is a national center for development of practices in Public Administration, Law, Politics and Journalism. Since its establishment, GIPA brought together leaders from business, media, civil society and public services to contribute to developing effective governance at state, municipal and local levels as well as independent and viable media in Georgia through interactive education programs, research and training.[2]

Apart from graduate degree and certified training programs, GIPA carries out many research and training projects. It also publishes student newspaper "Brosse Street Journal" and manages the first English-language and student run Radio GIPA.[3]

There are four schools and two programs at GIPA:

  • School of Government
  • Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management
  • School of Law and Politics
  • School of Social Sciences
  • PhD Program in Social Sciences
  • Georgian Rural Development Department


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