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IakobGogebashvili Telavi State University (TeSaU) is one of the oldest educational centers in Georgia.

Since 1940 the institution has been named after the great Georgian pedagogue and public figure IakobGogebashvili. On the 60th anniversary from its foundation, in 1999, it was awarded the status of State University. It is an autonomous State Higher Educational Institution. Teaching language here is native Georgian.
Getting education at the university is available through renewed programmes covering Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral cycles. The Institution covers vocational educational programmes as well.

5 faculties with corresponding departments:

  1. Faculty of Humanities

  2. Faculty of Exact and natural Sciences

  3. Faculty of Agrarian Sciences

  4. Faculty of Education

  5. Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Law.


There functions:

  • More than 30 cabinet-laboratories;Workshop;Internet network;Sociologist;

  • Computer Centers;Center for Caucasian Researches;Legal Clinic;Foreign Language Friendship Centre of International Black Sea University;Center of German Language and Culture (Biberach Room);Center for American Studies;

  • Francophone Center;Students’ Self-Governance;Sports and Cultural Clubs.


The University has four study buildings, open and closed playgrounds located in the green area covering seven hectares.The Library of the University, equipped with modern standards, more than 200 000 book funds and different library sources, serves students and scientists.18 Professors, 56 Associate Professors, 27 Assistant Professors and 7 Assistants work and teach at TeSaU.
At about 1500 students get education at Telavi State University at present.
Scientific papers of TeSaU professors-teachers and doctoral students are published annually.The University has regular relations with Georgian Higher Educational Institutions.International relations are diverse as well. It has close connections with foreign Universities: Telavi State University students and academic staff are involved in different exchange programmes. International projects are implemented there successfully.Local, republic, international conferences and symposiums are regularly held at the University.
The University also includes different centers for studying culture and literature of different countries. Students’ life is coordinated by the Students’ Self-governance.




Through the introduction of teaching and learning, focused on modern methods, at all three cycles of higher education and vocational studies, taking into consideration academic, cultural, social and economic factors, the mission of Telavi State University is to: prepare competitive, highly qualified, morally grounded graduates in different fields, who are faithful to democratic values, principles of democracy and humanism; build, store and share knowledge in the field of Agricultural Sciences providing specific features of the region; enhance tourism perspective for regional development and improvement of the field of education; satisfy educational needs of society; organize lifelong study-promoting events and make internationalization of education.

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