The history of Akaki Tsereteli State University started eight decades ago and now, it is a higher educational institution in Georgia distinguished with its excellent traditions, which have found a decent place in the cultural-intellectual and moral upbringing of generations. The University has gained universal recognition as a result of staff training, high quality scientific potential and wide- ranging links with scientific institutes of advanced countries.
Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, in fact, was founded in the entrails of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In July 1930, the authorities abolished Tbilisi State University and created four independent higher education institutions at its base. One of them was the State Pedagogical Institute, which, from then on, until 1933, was functioning in Tbilisi. In 1933, the institute continued functioning in Kutaisi from February 13 of the same year. In 1933-1990 the institution was in the position of Alexander Tsulukidze State Pedagogical Institute.
In 1990, the higher education institution was transformed into Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University, which was a logical culmination of the great work that the institute successfully had for almost six decades of its existence.
According to the Decree #39 of the Government of Georgia of February 23, 2006, reorganization was carried out of the legal entities of public law - Kutaisi Akaki Tsereteli State University and Kutaisi N. Muskhelishvili State Technical University through their unification. The educational institution was named as a university and was called Akaki Tsereteli State University.
Kutaisi N. Muskhelishvili Polytechnic Institute was granted the official status on 23 September, 1973 and was ceremonially opened on September 1, 1974. In 1977, the institution was named after the academician Niko Muskhelishvili. On September 21, 1992 Kutaisi N. Muskhelishvili Polytechnic Institute was granted university status and was called Kutaisi Niko Muskhelishvili State Technical University.
By the resolution #353 of the Government of Georgia of 16 November, 2010, the legal entity of public law -Sokhumi State University of Subtropical Agriculture joined Akaki Tsereteli State University.
In 1952, at the historic, geographical and economic center of western Georgia - Kutaisi, an agricultural institution was opened on the grounds of subtropical agriculture service. In 1959, it was transferred to the typical subtropical zone (Abkhazia, Sokhumi) and was named the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture of Georgia.
In the 90s of the twentieth century, due to events in Abkhazia, the institution became a refugee in Kutaisi. With the guidance of Prof. F. Pruidze, the educational process was restored at the institute thanks to the leadership of the city, Akaki Tsereteli State University and the city facilities.




Georgia, a country at the intersection of Europe and Asia, is a former Soviet republic that’s home to Caucasus Mountain villages and the Black Sea beaches. It’s famous for Vardzia, a sprawling cave monastery dating to the 12th century, and the ancient wine-growing region Kakheti. The capital, Tbilisi, is known for the diverse architecture and mazelike, cobblestone streets of its old town.

Georgia was absorbed into the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Independent for three years (1918-1921) following the Russian revolution, it was forcibly incorporated into the USSR until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. Russian troops remain garrisoned at four military bases and as peacekeepers in the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia (but are scheduled to withdraw from two of the bases by July 2001).
Ethnic separation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, poor governance, and Russian military bases deny the government effective control over the entirety of the state's internationally recognized territory.
Despite a badly degraded transportation network - brought on by ethnic conflict, criminal activities, and fuel shortages - the country continues to move toward a market economy and greater integration with Western institutions.

Political system
Georgia is a unitary semi-presidential republic, with a government elected through a representative democracy. The political system remains in the process of transition, with frequent adjustments to the balance of power between the President and Parliament.

Business & Economy

National Bank of Georgia
Georgia's Central Bank.

Georgian Stock Exchange
Georgian Stock Exchange (GSE) is the only functioning organized securities market in Georgia.

Enterprise Georgia
Enterprise Georgia is promoting entrepreneurial culture in the country.


Georgian Airways
Georgian Airways is the privately owned flag carrier of Georgia, based in Tbilisi, its main base is Tbilisi International Airport.

Tbilisi International Airport
The main international airport in Georgia located northeast of the capital Tbilisi.

Environment & Nature

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network - CENN
CENN through its various projects acted as a voluntary effort to foster regional cooperation by means of improved communication among environmental organizations of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (and partly Russia and Turkey).

Greens Movement of Georgia/frinds of the Earth
GMG/FoE-G is an organization aiming to protect the environment, human and ethnocultural surroundings according to the principles of sustainable development.

Biological Farming Association - ELKANA
Elkana is a union of farmers aimed at the improvement of the socio-economic conditions of the Georgian population and environmental protection.

Society for Nature Conservation - SABUKO
SABUKO is a Society for Nature Conservation and Birdlife Partner in Georgia.


History of Georgia
Wikipedia articles about the History of Georgia, from the Prehistoric period until Modern history.

History of the Abkhazia Conflict
Abkhazia Conflict
Background information about the Caucasus region conflict.

The Republic of Abkhazia
The separatist regions of Abkhazia.

Abkhazia History 
Various articles about Abkhazia's history.

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