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Erekle Koplatadze, Georgia

MA International Relations & International Organizations
Erekle Koplatadze
Erekle Koplatadze

Why the University of Groningen?

Before coming to Groningen, I studied Politics at the University College London (UCL) and then moved to Turkey to work for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency in Ankara. After working in Turkey for three years, I decided that I wanted to deepen my understanding of how international organizations shape current world politics and more particularly, I wanted to specialize in the issues of migration.

Even though I initially had doubts about moving to Groningen, within a week of arriving in the city I knew I have made the right decision. Thought-provoking classrooms, professional and approachable staff, modern facilities and a city full of (international) students is a formula for academic success.

I have nine hours of lectures spread across three days per week, but I spend at least twice as much studying in the library. The classes and readings are a weekly challenge, which requires my full concentration, patience, and dedication. As a part of the degree, I have to do an internship of at least seven weeks, and the best part of it is - it can be anywhere in the world!

So, if you are looking for a challenge, want to understand more about International Relations, and at the same time meet many international students and have fun, why don’t you consider enrolling to the MA International Relations at the University of Groningen?


I’m Erekle from Georgia, currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Relations and International Organizations (IRIO). I arrived in Groningen in September 2018 and have enjoyed every day so far… well except those leading up to deadlines and exams.


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