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Vice Rector for Scientific Research

Anna Phirtskhalashvili

Doctor of Law, Professor

Contact: [email protected] 

  • Anna Phirtskhalashvili joined the Georgian National University SEU team in February 2020. She is the Vice Rector for Scientific Research;
  • From March 2014 to January 2020 she was the Dean of the School of Public Administration and Politics at Grigol Robakidze University, and at the same school she led undergraduate, joint Georgian-German Master's and doctoral academic programs in Public Administration. She was at the same time the director of the Scientific Research Institute of Public Administration and a professor at the School of Law;
  • From 2016 to 2020 she was a visiting expert of the Parliament of Georgia, being actively involved in the legislative reform of social work, as well as in the preparation of the law on employment promotion and implementation of the Code of the Rights of the Child;
  • Anna Phirtskhalashvili has quite rich experience of pedagogical and scientific work at national and international level. In the winter semester of 2017, Anna Phirtskhalashvili was a visiting researcher at the University of Würzburg, and in the summer semester of 2018 - a visiting lecturer, in the autumn semester of 2014 - a visiting lecturer at Tbilisi State University, and in 2016-2018 an associate professor at Shota Meskhia University in Zugdidi. In 2012-2014, Anna Phirtskhalashvili was an associate professor at the University of Georgia in Public/Constitutional Law, and in 2010-2011 – a visiting lecturer at Batumi Shota Rustaveli University. In 2007-2009 she was an assistant researcher/doctoral student at the (Research) Center for Human Rights at the University of Potsdam and at the same time worked as a visiting teacher at the Georgian House in Berlin;
  • From 2010 to 2012 she worked as a senior adviser in the Research and Legal Support Department of the Constitutional Court of Georgia;
  • In 2009-2010, Anna Phirtskhalashvili worked as an assistant attorney at the Berlin Bar Association;
  • In 2006 she completed an internship in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid Committee of the Parliament (Bundestag) of the Federal Republic of Germany and in the Ministry of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in Georgia.


  • In 2003-2008, Anna Phirtskhalashvili was a PhD student at the University of Potsdam, having successfully graduated in 2009, and in 2010 she was awarded a PhD by the University of Potsdam (Dr. Jur.);
  • From 2000 to 2002 she studied for a Master's degree in Law at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she successfully completed and was awarded a Master of Law’s degree by the Humboldt University in 2002 (Magister Legum, LL.M.);
  • In 1999 she studied at the Institute of Foreign Languages ​​in Berlin;
  • In 1998, Anna Phirtskhalashvili graduated with honors from Shota Rustaveli Batumi State University, Faculty of Law.

Expert/Consulting Activities:

  • USAID/GGI and Civil Service Bureau expert for developing a guide to Civil Service Bureau (2020);
  • UNDP and Civil Service Bureau Officer Forum Project speaker/trainer (07. 2020);
  • WORLD VISON expert/trainer on Social Work Pilot Project in Municipalities (05.2020-20. 2020);
  • USAID/GGI expert/consultant for developing a Civil Service Bureau e-module;
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) expert/consultant on the implementation of the Law on Social Work in local self-government and the development of social work in municipalities (2020);
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) expert/consultant on drafting Employment Support Law (2019);
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) expert/consultant in legislative/legal analysis of Employment Policy in Georgia (2019);
  • GIZ expert/author in drafting a manual for civil servants "Administrative Proceedings in Public Service" (2019);
  • LEPL "Georgian Justice Training Center", expert/consultant in drafting a curriculum (2019);
  • GIZ expert/consultant on drafting the Constitutional Law Curriculum (2019);
  • Civil Service Bureau expert in creating and developing a Professional Skills Curriculum for Civil Servants (2018);
  • USAID/GGI and Civil Service Bureau expert in the process of compiling commentaries on the Georgian Civil Service Law (2018);
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) expert/consultant on Social Work Legislative Initiative (2017-2018);
  • Expert involved in the development of a Bachelor's degree in Law for Zugdidi Shota Meskhia University with the support of the President's Foundation (2016/2017);
  • UNDP expert/author in drafting a certificate for Civil Servants (2015);
  • Expert invited by the Legal Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to the case administration at the Constitutional Court (2014);
  • GIZ expert/author on compiling commentaries on the second chapter of the Constitution of Georgia (2013).


  • November 2020 to June 2021 - scientific editor/author of USAID-PROLog Constitutional Justice Research Project;
  • From October 2020 to October 2021 - organizer for Human Rights, Social Challenges and Social Work teaching and research project under MOVETIA “Swiss National Fund for Mobility Education System’;
  • From February 2020 to January 2022 - Head of Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation Grant Project - Social and Economic Human Rights (Fundamental Research);
  • 2019 - Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation and DAAD fellow;
  • 2018 - Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation and DAAD fellow;
  • 2018 - DAAD student, short-term study visit to Germany (group leader);
  • February 2018 and April 2018 - visiting professor at the University of Würzburg;
  • 2017 - Shota Rustaveli Science Foundation and DAAD fellow;
  • 2015 - 2016 - DAAD fellow;
  • 2016 - Fellow of Carl Friedrich Goerdeler Kolleg;
  • 2007 - Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara (fellow of the Doctoral Grant Program).

Participation in Governmental/Non-Governmental, Editorial Boards:

  • Since 2019 - Member of the International Scientific Council of the International Journal of Legal Studies (IJOLS);
  • 2019 - Member of the Accreditation Council of Higher Education Institutions of the National Center for Quality Development in Education;
  • Since 2018 - Member of the World Jurist Association;
  • From 2018 - "DAAD Ambassador" in universities;
  • 2017-2019 Member of the National Center for Quality Development in Education, Higher Education Field Working Group;
  • 2020 - Member of the National Center for Education Quality Development, the Working Group on Higher Education in Social Work and the Board;
  • 2016 - 2017 - Member of the State Constitutional Commission;
  • 2015 – 2017 - Member of the "Religious Policy Research Center" of the State Agency for Religious Affairs and Coordinator of the Constitutional-Legal Direction;
  • 2015-2020 Member of the editorial board of the Scientific Journal "Academic Herald";
  • From 2020 to present - Editor of the SEU & SCIENCE Journal.

Scientific activities:

Anna Phirtskhalashvili is the author and co-author of numerous scientific articles, analytical papers, textbooks and monographs, as well as co-author of commentaries on the Constitution and laws, editor and reviewer of several scientific publications.

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