Kakha Bendukidze was one of the outstanding representatives of modern Georgian statesmanship and education. Reforms he initiated greatly impacted the Georgian economy, making it more sustainable, vibrant and modern. He founded the leading higher education institution - the Free University - and gave a new life to the Agriculture University.
Providing opportunities for a quality education for every motivated adult, regardless of financial conditions, was the goal of Kakha Bendukidze. To this end, he made unprecedented investments in education in Georgia. He provided thousands with the chance to become a professional, serving the well being of the country and the family.
Kakha Bendukidze strongly believed that clarity of purpose and the future were essential to any human endeavor. He gave such clarity and future to Free and Agriculture universities, placing them firmly on the track of development. It is largely to his credit that a free, educated and committed generation of young professionals inhabits the county today. We, university administration, professors, and students, are honored to continue working towards this vision in his memory.