Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University





Address: Avenue Chavchavdzevda, 1
P.C.: 0179
City: Tbilisi
Country: Georgia
Phone: +995 32 2 221103
Email: rector@tsu.ge
IRO Email: international@tsu.ge

History and objectives

Ivane Kavakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) is the first national university of Georgia and the first institution of higher education in the South Caucasus region. It established formal education in the country, created the local intellectual workforce and paved the way for human development and democracy. The University was founded on 8 February 1918 as a comprehensive European-style institution of higher education and for more than 100 years has been awarding degrees to men and women and promoting the ideals of equality, justice and progress. Today, Tbilisi State University is a research-intensive institution focusing on four main pillars of action: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international perspective.
The mission of our university is:

  • To establish comprehensive national and international academic values and to support
    the intellectual, cultural and socio-economic development of society.
  • To produce and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge.
  • To sustain and deepen the research capacity and tradition of innovation.
  • To train competitive personnel.
  • To have an exemplary offer of student-centred, more comprehensive, longer and more advanced (LLL) education.
  • To maintain an honourable and distinguished position in the international higher education community.

The university shares the ideals promoted by the Magna Carta of European universities and its values are based on critical, creative and progressive thinking; the principles of academic freedom and academic ethics; open, dynamic and transparent relationships.

Governing team

  • Rector.
  • Vice-rectors.
  • Academic Council.
  • Council of Representatives.
  • Chancellor.


The resources of Tbilisi State University include 27 buildings, among them 2 libraries, accommodation premises, 85 laboratories including Smart Labs (SMART AtmoSim, SMART|EDM_Lab, SMART|SmR_Iab), Bloomberg Lab, Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Centre, Fabrication Laboratory, Multimedia Centre, archaeological site on Grakliani Hill, Fine Arts Studio, Moot Court, etc.

International programmes

Academic programmes: 231 accredited academic programmes in various disciplines and levels of study, including:

  • 26 foreign language instructed programmes (11 BA/BS, 11 MA/MS, 3 PhDs and 1 single-tier programme).
  • 6 internationally accredited programmes (accredited by FIBAA, ABET, American Chemistry Association).
  • 9 double degree programmes (5 BA/BS, 2 MA/MS, 2 PhD).

International programmes:

  • Horizon 2020.
  • Erasmus +.
  • Jean Monnet.
  • Over 250 bilateral institutional agreements with foreign partner HEIs in 56 countries.


Fall semester: September – January.

Spring semester: March – June.


  • Faculy of Law.
  • Faculty of Medicine.
  • Faculty of Humanities.
  • Faculty of Bussiness and Economics.
  • Faculty of Exact and Natural Science.
  • Faculty of Political Science.
  • Faculty of Psychology and Education Science.