Dr. Darejan Tvaltvadze
Mr. Mamuka Abesadze
Assistant of Coordinator
Ms. Nino Kvirikashvili
Dr. Mzia Tsereteli
Dr. Nino Sharashenidze
Dr. Kakha Gabunia
Dr. Shalva Tabatadze
Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) is the first Georgian University and the first higher education institution in the South Caucasus. Considered as a “white temple of science and education” TSU has always played a crucial role in the life of Georgian society.
TSU has had a historical mission to support the development of a democratic society and foster affable relations with the international community via its students’ output and through international educational, scientific cooperation.
First opened in 1918 TSU bears the name of its founder Professor Ivane avakhishvili who gathered Georgian scholars educated in Europe to establish a national university. Being a renowned historian with a Western education himself, Javakhishvili contributed greatly to making “The Georgian University in Tiflis” as it was then called, a classical European institution of higher education.
Today, the university’s main directions, principles, values and reforms are carried out dynamically in a systematic, coordinated manner and have placed TSU on a development path leading towards a common European Higher Education Area. TSU is a driving force behind Georgian higher education. As a forward-looking university, TSU realizes that it faces new demands and strives to meet the challenges of the century, and to prepare its students for further professional activities.
As a university with an outstanding reputation and traditions, the cream of Georgian university entrants frequently name TSU as their first choice.
TSU is the largest university in Georgia with over 22.000 students and 9academic units.
TSU follows the modern European system of education and quality assurance: Tbilisi State University has been part of the Bologna process since 2005 and shares the principles pertinent to the European higher education institutions in the organization of its studies and programs. This implies building quality assurance and expert evaluations. The quality of study programs are assured by the evaluation processes including internal assessment, external review, international participation and co-operation. According to the European University Association Tbilisi State University was named as an outstanding reformer in the year of 2006.