PM Irakli Garibashvili congratulated Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, the first national university in the South Caucasus, for celebrating the 104th anniversary on Tuesday, February 08, with the government officials delivering messages of congratulations to the students and the faculty members of the venue.
Irakli Javakhishvili further stated that the establishment of the university is the most important achievement for Georgia’s history and culture.
Moreover, Garibashvili told the professors and students in a message made on social media that the TSU played an essential role in the continuation of millennial education traditions that influenced not only the fields of higher education and science but also economic, political, creative and public life.
The TSU was named after Ivane Javakhishvili, a Georgian historian, linguist and the founder of the university.
Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Georgian education minister, also conveyed his message by marking the day that since its establishment, TSU has played a vital role in the development of the company.
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, also called Tfilisis Universiteti, was established on February 08, 1918. However, the first national university (TSU) in the Caucasus formally opened its door for the people on January 26, 1918, the day of the commemoration of King David, the Builder, one of Georgia’s most famous medieval rulers, but later this commemoration was changed to February 8.
The educational institution first emerged in the early 19th century as the struggle for liberation from the Russian empire intensified.
The following persons became Lecturers at the newly established university- Ivane Javakhishvili, Iustine Abuladze, Giorgi Akhvlediani, Philipe Gogichaishvili, Ekvtime Takaishvili, Korneli Kekelidze, Shalva Nutsubidze, Elisabed Bagrationi-Orbeliani, Dimitri Uznadze, Vanda Gambashidze, Ilia Kipshidze, Ioseb Kipshidze, Akaki Shanidze, Andria Benashvili, Andria Razmadze, Ivane Beritashvili, and Grigol Tsereteli.
Today, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) is one of the first and most respected scientific-research institutions established in Georgia. Moreover, it carries out about 200 local and international scientific grant programs yearly.