Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University


Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is the first higher education institution in the South Caucasus and a cultural and social hub not only of national dimension, but of the regional importance as well. Established in 1918 by the Western educated Georgian intellectuals it continues the traditions inculcated in the university by its founders. Initially, TSU started with the faculty of philosophy, which included some fields of study from humanities as well as natural sciences and mathematics. Nowadays, there are seven faculties at TSU with over 215 accredited academic programs in various disciplines – faculty of humanities, faculty of law, faculty of social and political sciences, faculty of business and economics, faculty of education and psychology, faculty of medicine, faculty of exact and natural sciences. Besides the taught and research programs at all three levels of education delivered in Georgian, there are up to 15 programs instructed in English, German and French languages.

TSU is the only higher education institution in the South Caucasus to be listed on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 ranking as 801 among the best 1000 universities worldwide. Moreover, in 2006, the European University Association named Tbilisi State University as an outstanding reformer in the year.

TSU is an active member of prestigious international networks: European University Association (EUA), Black Sea University Network (BSU) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). TSU has close scientific and educational contacts with over two hundred universities and centers of the world.

Internationalization is high on the agenda of Tbilisi State University with a special emphasis on student and staff mobility. The University has been the beneficiary of more than one hundred projects funded through EACEA (ERASMUS+, TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, FP7 and Jean Monet). TSU is currently a partner in 58 Erasmus+ KA 107 credit mobility projects with the universities in Eastern and Western Europe.

Tbilisi State University plays a key role in socio-economic development through the production of highly skilled graduates and research output. By utilizing scientific and research potential TSU aims to continuously promote innovative research projects by facilitating the generation of new ideas, creation of new knowledge and supporting the university-industry relationships.

TSU team in UNISON project

Tea Gergedava

Head, Department of Foreign Relations

UNISON Institutional Manager at TSU



Ekaterine Basilaia

Coordinator, Department of Foreign Relations

UNISON project staff