Georgian Technical University (GTU) is one of the biggest educational and scientific institutions in Georgia. The university’s main focus is to improve its position on the international higher education scene providing opportunities to learn excellent professional and academic skills maintaining internationally competitive education, research and innovation services significant for Georgia’s sustained development.
1922 – was founded as a Polytechnical Faculty of Tbilisi State University
1990 – Georgian Polytechnic Institute was granted the university status and was named the Georgian Technical University (GTU)
2001 – GTU became a full member of the European University Association – EUA
2005 – Georgia joined Bologna Process
211 educational curricula are accredited at GTU
44 Vocational programs currently active (total number – 184 Vocational programs) – 150 ECTS
69 Bachelor’s degree programs – 240 ECTS
46 Master’s degree programs – 120 ECTS
38 PhD programs – 180 ECTS
Languages of Study (4):
GTU has licensed TELL ME MORE® language training software, which includes American English, British English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish. Learning programs are also suited to user needs, as the software offers Complete Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Facts and Figures
Departments – 59
Scientific and Educational Centers – 127
Affiliated Scientific-Research Institutes – 17•
Faculty of Civil Engineering;
Faculty of Power Engineering and Telecommunications;
Faculty of Mining and Geology;
Faculty of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy;
Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design;
Faculty of Law and International Relations
Engineering Economic, Media Technology and Social Sciences
Faculty of Business Technology
Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems;
Faculty of Transportation and Mechanical Engineering;
International Design School
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Biosystems Engineering
STEM Programs at GTU
GTU has been offering Engineering Degrees for decades with special attention to the following STEM fields: Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering (50+ years), Energy and Electrical Engineering (90+ years), Civil Engineering (90+ years), Food Industry, and Forestry (60+ years) .
GTU participates in Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project for STEM Higher Education Development in Georgia. Indicative STEM programs include Electrical (Power) Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering fields at Georgian Technical University.
Build up capacity in Georgian public universities
and to offer international standard US degrees and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation in STEM fields.
New Program at GTU Under MCC-Georgia’s Program
In partnership with Auburn University (USA) and Georgian Research and Development Foundation, GTU has submitted project proposal “A New Program to Promote Workforce Training in Wireless Engineering Technology to Enhance Economic Development in Georgia” in response to the MCC-Georgia’s Program Improvement Competitive Grants for Industry-led Skills and Workforce Development Project.
A new vocational education center “Georgian Wireless Vocational Center (GWVC)” will be established and administrated by GTU within this project.
ISU/GTU partnership program
In line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Iowa State University (ISU) and GTU, a new ISU/GTU partnership program was launched at GTU to align 5 undergraduate programs at a newly established Agrarian Faculty of GTU with ISU’s relevant programs and enable program-to-program transfer of Georgian students to ISU after successfully completing two years of study at GTU.
GTU educational-scientific activities are funded by the local and international scientific organizations and funds, including:•
Georgia National Science Foundation (GNSF);
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF);
Georgia Research and Development Foundation (GRDF);
Euro Commission Foundation TEMPUS, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ERASMUS+, HORIZON 2020;
US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF);
International Science and Technology Center (ISTC);
Science & Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU);
US Agency of International Development (USAID)…
GTU is executing various projects and researches funded by the well known companies such as:
GTU has advanced partnerships in the fields of education and research with the world’s leading organizations, such as KEK – High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (Japan), Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (Germany), CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), JINR – Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna)
Distinguished Professors from various countries are delivering the lectures at the International Design School established at GTU under the patronage of Prof. Dr. Giorgetto Giugiaro, well-known Italian automobile designer