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Akaki Tsereteli State University (ATSU) founded in 1933 is one of the oldest institutions of higher education of Georgia with wide spectrum of study programs and research fields.  ATSU is the leading University in the region. Kutaisi Technical University and Subtropical University were merged with ATSU that lead to the great variety of study programmes and research fields.  There are 9 faculties at the University with approximately 11,000 students. 

The University has a good experience in international cooperation. ATSU has successfully participated in more than 14 international projects, including Tempus Projects and Erasmus-Mundus projects: Ema-Medea, Alrakis I, II and Ianus I, II. Akaki Tsereteli State University is participant of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education projects:   

As a coordinator of the project:

  • Advocacy Establishment for Students through Ombudsman Position (AESOP); 

  • Role of Universities in the Regional Development (RURD);


As a partner in the projects:

  • Paving the way to Interregional Mobility and Ensuring Relevance Quality and Equity of Access (PAWER)

  • Academic Integrity for Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Georgia (INTEGRITY);

  • Raising Research Capacity of Georgian HEIs through Developing R&D Units (HERD)

  • Curriculum Innovation for Social Inclusion;

  • Boosting the role of HEIs in the industrial transformation towards the Industry 4.0 paradigm in Georgia and Ukraine;


The main activities of the university are providing high quality education in the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. The University strives to contribute to the development of professional education system through the implementation of the up-to-date professional education programmes. The university aims to respond to the job market needs and provide skilled labour force to contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of the region and the country.

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