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Wine Tourism in Georgia and Switzerland

Wine Tourism in Georgia and Switzerland
Written by Ia Goliadze, Tebea Mindiashvili, Eva Maria Planzer & Flurin Bastian Tippmann, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Viticulture, as a part of agriculture and tourism, thoroughly differs among nations by its structure and production methods. Some countries have their own traditio...
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Demographic Trends in the Swiss Alps versus Georgian’s Caucasus

Demographic Trends in the Swiss Alps versus Georgian’s Caucasus
Written by Fatima Atchishvili, Runa Conrad & Anina Kläger, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Many rural areas around the world are facing depopulation problems due to factors like migration, declining birth rates, climate change, unemployment and economic circumstances. Resulting ...
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On the Move: Migration Challenges in Mountainous Switzerland and Georgia

On the Move: Migration Challenges in Mountainous Switzerland and Georgia
 Written by Nils Besson, Hannah Fairless, Luka Iremashvili & Liza Tsiklauri, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Switzerland and Georgia are two countries, which are characterized by their landscapes. Both countries are host to an enormous mountain ranges, which lend the countries t...
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How Utility Infrastructure Can Affect Landscape Change

How Utility Infrastructure Can Affect Landscape Change
Written by Mariam Bakhtidze, Mzia Ghviniashvili & Brida Jennifer Monn, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich We're going to talk about why we chose this subject, why it's important and where the problem lies. As examples, we will use Georgia's mountainous areas and Switzerland. To ill...
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Community-based Mountain Governance in Georgia

IMG_6409 Gergeti, Kazbegi (photo by A. Michel 2022)
Written by Luca Capitanio, Simone Giorzi & Natia Kekenadze, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich Today, the future of high mountain settlements is actively debated in scientific and public discussions. High mountain settlements are at risk for many reasons, one of the first is global envi...
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Tourism in Protected Areas – UNESCO World Heritage Areas in Switzerland and Georgia

Tourism in Protected Areas – UNESCO World Heritage Areas in Switzerland and Georgia
Written by Ana Chartolani, Zoe Gyr & Danja Suremann, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich In 1871, Europe's first mountain railway was built from Vitznau to Rigi in Switzerland (Gyr 2010). Travelling became easier and affordable for more people than ever. However, in our opinion, this has...
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Influence of Alpine Clubs on Tourism in Switzerland and Georgia

IMG_6412 Hiking trail in Kazbegi National Park (photo by A. Michel 2022)
Written by Aleksandre Davitashvili, Cedric Gehrer & Dennis Wild, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich SwitzerlandThe Alps are one of the most important parts of Switzerland and also the biggest. In fact, 60% of the country's area are taken from them. However only 11% of Switzerland's popu...
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Migration from Mountains in Switzerland and Georgia

IMG_6327 Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue in Tbilisi (photo by A. Michel 2022)
Written by Timon Dufner, Khatia Gorgisheli & Annika Spaar, a collaboration between students of the Tbilisi State University and the University of Zurich   Introduction Migration from mountainous areas is a common phenomenon that occurs in different parts of the world. As mountain areas around the world differ in political and cultural stru...
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Agrotourism as an Economic Generator in Rural Areas of Georgia

2022_Georgia_Kazbegi_123 Construction site in Stepanzminda, Kazbegi (A. Michel 2022)
  Written by Maurin Karzig & Anna Schweiter, students of the University of Zurich Located in the southern Caucasus region, Georgia is a mountainous country with a population of 3.7 million people. Georgia provides rich natural, geographic and climatic capabilities and historical-cultural heritage. Nearly half of the population still lives ...
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Livestock and Wolves together - no longer possible today?

2022_Georgia_Kazbegi_124 Sheep in Stepanzminda, Georgia (A. Michel 2022)
  Written by Gilles Aebischer & Valentin Rist, students of the University of Zurich Currently there are about 150 wolves roaming Switzerland. An analysis of the foundation Kora shows that the wolf population could increase to up to 350 by the year 2025 (Brandenberger 2022). However, it is not only the wolf packs that are increasingly sprea...
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When Switzerland meets Georgia: Exploring challenges to sustainable mountain development in the Caucasus

View of Stepantsminda in Kazbegi municipality. Image credit: Annina Michel
Written by Annina Michel (on behalf of the UZH team) In spring 2022, the project team from UZH was able to visit Georgia (and TSU) for an extended project meeting. The team was welcomed by Dr. Tamar Dolbaia, Dean of Social and Political Sciences at TSU, and was able to meet with Nina Shatberashvili from the Caucasus Network for Sustainable Developm...
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Where do Georgia and Switzerland meet? Kick-off of a study course on Sustainable Mountain Development

Where Georgia and Switzerland meet. (c) Tara von Grebel, SIVIC Scientific Visualisation and Visual Communication, University of Zurich
Written by Gvantsa Salukvadze and Annina Michel In 2020, academic staff from the Department of Geography at the University of Zurich and the Department of Human Geography at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University's Faculty of Social and Political Sciences teamed up to create a new, modular course at both institutions. The project received fin...
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