Georgia is in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. The territory of modern-day Georgia has been inhabited by Homo erectus since the Paleolithic Era. The proto-Georgian tribes first appear in written history in the 12th century BC.

The climate of Georgia is extremely diverse, considering the nation's small size. It varies significantly depending on where you are from snowy winters (snow cover often exceeds 2 meters in many regions) to mild or even humid subtropical summers.

The education system of Georgia has undergone sweeping modernizing reforms since 2004. Education in Georgia is mandatory for all children aged 6–14. Students with a secondary school certificate have access to higher education.

Since the early 21st century visible positive developments have been observed in the economy of Georgia. In 2007 Georgia's real GDP growth rate reached 12%, making Georgia one of the fastest growing economies in Eastern Europe.

Georgian culture evolved over thousands of years with its foundations in Iberian and Colchian civilizations. Georgian culture suffered under the rule of the Soviet Union during the 20th century. Since the independence of Georgia in 1991 a cultural resurgence has taken place. The most popular sports in Georgia are football, basketball, rugby union, wrestling, and weightlifting. Historically, Georgia has been famous for its physical education; it is known that the Romans were fascinated with Georgians' physical qualities after seeing the training techniques of ancient Iberia. *

EU funded Scholarship Opportunities are available to Cardiff Metropolitan University students and graduates (from bachelor to post-doctorate level) in all schools, as well as academic and administrative staff, through Erasmus Mundus. Cardiff Metropolitan University is directly involved in the following Erasmus Mundus project with Georgia:


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* Source: Wikipedia