Caucasus University Awards Honorary Doctorate to AlmatyU and UJ Presidents

In July 2023, Dr. Kakha Shengelia, the President of Caucasus University and IAUP Chairman of the Board, conferred the prestigious title of Honorary Doctor upon distinguished scientists and notable public figures during the institution’s graduation ceremony, in recognition of their exceptional contributions to Georgia’s development. Among these honorees was Asylbek Kozhakhmetov, the Founder and President of Almaty University, and Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, Letlhokwa George Mpedi, both fellow IAUP member institutions.

“Frankly speaking, it is a great happiness for me to visit Georgia. I feel a special connection with your country and this is not without reason: once, 900 years ago, our Kipchak ancestors came by the call of honor to the Georgian brothers and David IV the Builder and helped to stand in the bloody battle with the Seljuks, having won. Today we continue the tradition of brotherhood – already in the face of our universities Caucasus University and AlmaU – now we are fighting together against ignorance!”, Asylbek said during the ceremony.

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