Tbilisi State University Celebrates 98th Anniversary

Tbilisi State University, the oldest higher education institute in Georgia and the Caucasus region, celebrates its 98th anniversary Monday.

Renowned Georgian historian and linguist Ivane Javakhishvili established the university in 1918 and later officially named after its founder in 1989.

The idea of establishing a university in Tbilisi first emerged in the early 19th century following Georgia’s annexation by the Russian Empire.

Tbilisi State University provides higher education to more than 20,000 local and international students. The university has five branches across Georgia with six faculties, 60 scientific-research laboratories as well as a scientific library, museums, a publishing house and printing press.

It offers a wide variety of degree programs at all levels as well as short courses offered in English to attract students from around the world.

08 February 2016 17:47