Roin Metreveli

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Roin Metreveli
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Born December 7, 1939 (1939-12-07) (age 77)
Abastumani, Georgia
Nationality Georgian
Fields History
Institutions Tbilisi State University,
Georgian Academy of Sciences (GAS)
Alma mater Tbilisi State University

Roin Metreveli (Georgian: როინ მეტრეველი) is a Georgian Academician and historian. He was the first elected rector of the Tbilisi State University, after Petre Melikishvili and Ivane Javakhishvili. He was a major editor of the Georgian Encyclopedia. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and books about Georgian history and Caucasiology. For several years, he was member of the Georgian Parliament. He was Chairman of the Board of Rectors of all Georgian Universities.

Tbilisi State University[edit]

In 1991 Roin Metreveli was appointed as Rector of Tbilisi State University. In 1992 through his hard work and pressure, Tbilisi State University regained their status as an autonomous institution, which was lost Since 1926. Once the Tbilisi State University became autonomous, the Great Scientific Council was reinstated and this council had to choose new executive. In April 1992 a new council elected Roin Metreveli as Rector of Tbilisi State University. He was the first elected rector after Petre Melikishvili and Ivane Javakhishvili. In 1997 Professor Roin Metreveli was elected for a second term as a rector.

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