Vazha Neidze

 

 

Education:

1970 - Tbilisi State University, specialty Economic Geography, Doctor of Sciences.

1955-1960 - Tbilisi State University, Economic Geography, Teacher of Geography, TSU Diploma.

 

Work experience:

2010-present - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography of the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Department of Human Geography. Head of the Department, Main researcher.

2006-2010 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography,  Department of Human Geography, Head of the Department.

1991-2006 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Social-Economical and Political Geography, Head of the Department.

1989-1991 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Laboratory of Population Geography,  Head of the Laboratory.

1974-1989 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Economic Geography, Senior Research fellow.

1963-1974 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Economic Geography, Junior Research fellow.

1960-1963 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography, Department of Economic Geography, Senior Laboratorian.

 

Publications:

115 publications including:

2011 - V. Neidze et al. - Our Georgia. Text-book for 6th class. "Logos Press", Tbilisi.

2010 -  V. Neidze et al. - Geography. Text-book for 8th class (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages). "Logos Press", Tbilisi.

2010 - V. Neidze et al. - Our Georgia. Text-book for 5th class. "Logos Press", Tbilisi.

2010 - V. Neidze, M. Tutberidze, N. Pavliashvili - Tourist Potential of the Black Sea Coast of Georgia (in English). Proceedings of the 2nd International Geography Symposium GEOMED2010. Kemer-Antalia, Turkey.

2009 - V. Neidze - Georgia. Text-book for 7th class (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages)". "Logos Press", Tb, p.1-230.

2009 - V. Neidze - Geography. Text-book for 7th class. Teacher,s tutorial (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages)". "Logos Press", Tb, gv. 1-43.

2009 – V. Neidze M. Tutberidze and N. Pavliashvili – Tourism Disasters of Georgia. Proceedings of International Conference on „Geographical problems for ensuring ecological security of natural-economic system“, Azerbaijan Geographical Society Papers (14), Baku, p.307-309 (in Russian).

2008 - V. Neidze et al. - Geography of Georgia. Text-book for 9th class (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages)“. "Logos Press", Tb, p. 1-136.

2008 - V. Neidze, M. Tutberidze, and N. Pavliashvili - General trends of development of tourist requirements. Collected Papers of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. New Series No 2(81).

2007 - V. Neidze et al. - Georgian and World History/Geography. Text-book for 8th class (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages)". "Logos Press", Tb. p.1-464.

2007 - V. Neidze et al. - Georgian and World History/Geography. Text-book for 8th class (in Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijan and Russian languages)". "Logos Press", Tb. p.1-80.

2007 - V. Neidze, M. Tutberidze and N. Pavliashvili - Problems of Modern Tourism in Mountainous Regions of Georgia. Proceedings of International Conference on “Applied Issues of Geography and Geology of Mountainous Regions of the Alpine-Himalayan Belt”. Yerevan State University. Yerevan, p. 159-161.

2004 - V. Neidze et al. - The World Social-Economic Geography. Text-book for students of H/E Institutions. "Lega", Tbilisi.

2003 - V. Neidze et al. - Monograph - "Geography of Georgia", Part 2, "Social and Economic Geography of Georgia". "Mediaservisi", Tbilisi.

2002 - V. Neidze et al. - Geography. Tutorial for university entrants (with attached brief explanatory dictionary). "Lega", Tbilisi.

2000 - V. Neidze - Guidebook - "Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park Support Zone". "WWF". Tbilisi.

1999 - V. Neidze et al. Monograph - "Samegrelo. Nature. Population. Economy (Geographical Aspects)". "Polygraph-Invest". Tbilisi-Zugdidi.

 

Research projects:

2009-2011 - “Potential of Natural-Tourist Resources of Kvemo Kartli and Javakheti: Evaluation and Perspectives of its Application”; № GNSF/ST08/5-429. Georgian National Scientific Foundation.  Main Staff, Economic-Geographer.

2004-2005 - Social-geographical Research of Forming of Regional Centers of Georgia. Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Director.

2004 - Creation of the General Scheme for Development of Georgian Black Sea Coastal Region. Ministry of Urbanization and Construction of Georgia. Co-Director.

2002-2003 - Administrative Regions and Cities of Georgia (Geographical Reference-book). Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Director.

2002 - Working out of the Management Plan of Kolkheti National Park. "ICZM“ Integrated Costal Management Center of Georgia. Participant.

2000-2001 - Social-Economic and Geopolitical Problems of Development of the Frontier Regions of Georgia. Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Director.

1997-1999 - Eurasian Transport Corridor (Georgian section). Factors of Sustainable Functioning. Georgian Academy of Sciences. Participant.

 

Participation in conferences:

2010 - The 2nd International Geography Symposium GEOMED2010. Kemer-Antalia, Turkey. Tourist Potential of the Black Sea Coast of Georgia (in English).

2009 - International Conference on „Geographical problems for ensuring ecological security of natural-economic system”. Baku, Azerbaijan. Tourist disasters in Georgia (in Russian).

2008 - International Conference on: Actual problems of Geography of mountainous regions. Tbilisi, Georgia. General trends of development of tourist requirements.

2007 - International Conference on “Applied Issues of Geography and Geology of Mountainous Regions of the Alpine-Himalayan Belt”. Yerevan, Armenia. Problems of Modern Tourism in Mountainous Regions of Georgia (in Russian).

2001 - Georgian-Israeli Geographical Seminar. Tbilisi, Georgia. Political-Geographical Review of Georgia.

2000 - International Scientific - Practical Conference. Tbilisi, Georgia. Tourism in Georgia: Conditions and Perspectives.

 

Foreign languages:

English - beginner
Russian - fluent
German - good

 

Participation in professional organizations:

2010 - present - Union of Research Geographers of Georgia. Co-Founder. Member of the Board.

1998-2003 - Scientific-Consulting Board of the State Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia. Chair of the Tourism Division.

1996-1999 - Scientific-Consulting Board of the Committee of Environment and Natural Resources within the Parliament of Georgia. Member.

1991-2011 - Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. Member of the Scientific Board.

1987 - Organization Committee of the SU-Poland 6th Geourbanization Symposium. Committee Member.

1980-2011 - Georgian Geographical Society. Member of the Scientific Board.

1979 - Organization Committee of the 4th Union Conference on Population Geography. Academic Secretary.

 

Awards:

1993 - The Vakhushti Bagrationi Award of Georgian Geographical Society for joint Monograph ("Tbilisi. Economic-Geographical Research". P/H "Sabchota Sakartvelo", Tb. 1989).


Additional information:

1989 - International Master in Chess Composition

1980 - Arbiter FIDE in Chess Composition

 

Contact Information:

vazha.neidze@tsu.ge

neidze@gmail.com