Georgian Technical University

Georgian Technical University

Georgian Technical University (GTU) is the first university established in Georgia and one of the most important international universities due ..

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Georgian Technical University (GTU) is the first university established in Georgia and one of the most important international universities due to its rich history and high teaching efficiency in various engineering disciplines.

Overview of Georgian Technical University:

Georgia Technical University (GTU) is one of the oldest universities in the country, founded in 1917 by the Russian Emperor. It was the first institution of higher education in the Caucasus region. In 1922, the Applied Technical College was established at the Government University of Tbilisi. The departments of the Applied Technical College were merged and made into an independent college, named “Georgian Polytechnic Institute (GPI)” in 1928.

In the 1970s, more colleges were integrated into the university, making it composed of 15 full-time colleges and 13 part-time colleges. The Applied Technical College ranked first among higher education institutions in the Soviet Union during 1985-1987. During this period, the college became the largest higher education institution in the Caucasus region, accommodating a total of 40,000 students and 5,000 faculty members.

In 1990, the Georgian Applied Technical College obtained university status and was renamed Georgia Technical University. In 1995, GTU gradually started implementing new training standards, offering a credit system of 120 British credits, as a result of curriculum reforms and restructuring at the university. In 2005, eight colleges were created due to the restructuring operations conducted at GTU.

Georgia Technical University

Mission of the University:

Georgia Technical University, the largest technical university in the world, is dedicated to training students to graduate as competitive specialists with an awareness of national and human values. It aims to provide new opportunities for research, education, and technology to contribute to the development of a knowledge-based economy in the country and engage in innovative activities integrated into the international ecosystem.

University Vision:

The vision of Georgia Technical University (GTU) is based on the principles of independence, academic freedom, unity of learning, teaching, research, equality, and transparency. The university emphasizes the quality of teaching and scientific research and gives broad attention to student exchange programs, facilitating positive experiences and benefiting from international scientific achievements.

Local and International Rankings:

Georgia Technical University is ranked 2568 globally and holds the 3rd position among universities in Georgia at the national level.

Accreditations and Recognitions:

The undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering, offered in English by the Faculty of Informatics and Management Systems at Georgia Technical University, has received full international accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the first time in the university’s history.

Based on ABET accreditation, graduates of the English-language undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering at GTU are internationally recognized, making them competitive with diplomas issued by leading universities in Europe, America, and Asia.

In 2001, GTU became an important member of the European University Association (EUA), and in 2007, it obtained accreditation from the National Center for Educational Accreditation.

Student Exchange Programs:

Georgia Technical University collaborates with 68 universities from 17 European countries, allowing students at all educational levels to participate in the Erasmus student exchange program. Additionally, the logistics education program offered in German by the Faculty of Transportation and Mechanical Engineering at GTU provides an opportunity to obtain dual degrees.

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Registration Requirements at the University:

  • Valid passport.
  • High school diploma or bachelor’s degree for applicants applying for a master’s degree.
  • Online interview.
  • Copy of the application form with the payment receipt.

University Location and Campus:

  • Georgia Technical University is located at 77 Kostava Street, Tbilisi, Georgia, 0160.
  • The university comprises 14 colleges, 14 research institutes, and laboratories.
  • The university’s laboratories are equipped with globally recognized brands in technology, adhering to European quality standards, providing students with practical knowledge, and conducting over 700 laboratory research projects.


The university’s location in Tbilisi city offers foreign students excellent housing opportunities within the capital and near the university at affordable prices.

Academic Programs:

Georgia Technical University offers 14 study programs across its various faculties, including:

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Mining and Geology
  • Sustainable Mountain Development
  • Chemical and Mineral Technology
  • Transportation Systems and Mechanics Engineering
  • Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design
  • Law and International Relations
  • Information Systems and Management
  • International School of Design
  • Agricultural Engineering and Biosystems
  • Business Technologies
  • Engineering Economics and Social Sciences
  • Human Medicine

Advantages of Studying at the University:

  • Georgia Technical University offers a diverse range of faculties and educational programs, with 14 colleges, 14 institutes, and a scientific research center. The university provides a wide range of educational programs in both engineering and humanities.
  • The university’s laboratories are equipped with European quality standards, providing students with practical knowledge.
  • Georgia Technical University provides extensive job opportunities for graduates through cooperation agreements with leading local and international organizations for post-graduation employment.
  • The university offers students the opportunity to undergo internships (often paid) in partner organizations to gain practical experience and deepen their professional knowledge from the first year of study at the university.
  • The university offers student exchange programs, collaborating with 68 universities from 17 European countries, allowing students at all three levels of study to undertake mobility within the Erasmus program. Some of these countries include Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, France, Portugal, Sweden, and Greece.
  • The university provides students with a vibrant student life alongside their studies, with participation in various sports and cultural events.

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