Georgian Technical University

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Georgian Technical University
საქართველოს ტექნიკური უნივერსიტეტი
GTU CoA.svg
Coat of Arms of GTU
Latin: GEORGIAE UNIVERSITAS RERUM TECHNICI
Motto

Knowledge is power
Latin: Scientia Potestas Est

Georgian: ცოდნა ძალაა
Established January 16, 1922
Type Public
Academic staff 8
Undergraduates 20,000
Postgraduates 3,000
Location Tbilisi, Georgia
Campus 9
Member of EUA
Colors

White & Dark Red[1]

           
Website www.gtu.ge

Georgian Technical University (GTU, formerly V.I. Lenin Georgian Polytechnical Institute) is the main and largest technical university of Georgia. It is located in the capital city of Tbilisi. A university building viewed from overhead resembles the hammer and sickle form.

History[edit]

Georgian Technical University was founded in 1922 as a polytechnic faculty of the Tbilisi State University. The first lecture was read by the world famous Georgian mathematician Professor Andria Razmadze.

Transformed in 1928 into an independent "Georgian Politechnical Institute" it achieved University status by 1990.

Faculties and departments[edit]

All faculty deans and heads of departments are full professors.

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering (Head: Tamaz Batsikadze)
  2. Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering (Head: Aguli Sokhadze)
  3. Department of Hydro-Engineering (Head: Lali Ghogheliani)
  1. Department of Telecommunication (Head: Tamaz Kupatadze)
  2. Department of Thermal and Hydro-Power Engineering (Head: Omar Kighuradze)
  3. Department of Electric Power Engineering, Electrics and Electromechanics (Head: Shalva Nachkebia)
  1. Department of Geodesy Engineering (Head: Merab Tevzadze)
  2. Department of Mining Technology (Head: Irakli Gujabidze)
  3. Department of Geology (Head: Nodar Poporadze)
  4. Department of Oil and Gas Technology (Head: Guram Vashalomidze)
  1. Department of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (Head: Nazibrola Kutsiava)
  2. Department of Metallurgy, Metals Science and Metal (Head: David Nozadze)
  1. Department of Architecture and Urbanistics (Head: George Salukvadze)
  2. Department of Theory and Basics of Architecture (Head: Mzia Milashvili)
  1. Department of Artificial Intelligence (Head: Otar Verulava)
  2. Department of Computer Engineering (Head: Zurab Gasitashvili)
  3. Department of Cybernetics Engineering and Instrument-Making (Head: Tamaz Obgadze)
  4. Department of Organizational Control (Head: George Gogichaishvili)
  5. Department of Physics (Head: Akaki Gigineishvili)
  6. Department of Mathematics (Head: David Natroshvili)
  1. Department of Machine-Building (Head: Tamaz Megrelidze)
  2. Department of Transportation (Head: Goderdzi Tkeshelashvili)
  3. Department of Roads (Head: Alex Burduladze)
  4. Department of Graphics Engineering and Technical Mechanics (Head: Anzor Shavgulidze)
  1. Department of Public Sciences (Head: Igor Kveselava)
  2. Department of Foreign Languages and Communication (Head: Maia Chkhaidze)
  3. Department of Economics and Business Administration (Head: Evgeni Baratashvili)
  4. Department of Law (Head: Zaza Rukhadze)
  5. International German Institute (Genadi Iashvili)

Structure[edit]

  • Rector of the Technical University of GeorgiaArchil Prangishvili (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • Deputy Rector for Education — Levan Klimiashvili (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • Deputy Rector for Research — Zurab Gasitashvili (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • Head of the Administration (Chancellor) — Ketevan Kokrashvili (Doctor of Law. Full Professor )
  • Head of the Quality Assurance Service — Sergo Esadze (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • Perspective Development Office — Tamaz Batsikadze (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • International Relations and Standards Office — Otar Zumburidze (Doctor of Technical Sciences, Full Professor )
  • Academic Council — Archil Prangishvili, Rector of the Technical University of Georgia
  • Council of Representatives (Senate) — Ekaterine Tevzadze

Structural Units[edit]

  • Department of Education | Head of the Department - Iuri Lomidze
  • Department of Sciences | Head of the Department – David Tavkhelidze
  • Department of Commercialization | Head of the Department – Mamuka Matsaberidze
  • University Library | Director - Vazha Papaskiri
  • Logistic Department | Head of the Department - Ivane Komakhidze
  • Human Resource Management | Head of the Section - Khatuna Chkhikvishvili
  • Chancellery | Head of the Chancellery - Eliko Okhanashvili
  • Section of Law | Head of the Section- Beka Maisuradze
  • Planning-Finance Section | Head of the Section – Konstantine Kurtsikidze
  • Accounting Section | Head of the Section - George Nadareishvili
  • Life-Long Learning and Correspondence Education | Head of the Section – Anzor Kvaratskhelia
  • Publishing House "Technical University" | Chairman of the Guardian Council – Anzor Shavgulidze | Director - Alexander Grigolishvili
  • Students and Alumni Relations, Sport and Culture Section | Head of the Section - Boris Gotolendia
  • Information Technologies Section | Head of the Section - David Chikovani
  • Geoecology Monitoring Section | Head of the Section – Dimitri Abzianidze
  • Diplomas Sector | Head of the Sector - Roseta Mgaloblishvili
  • Archive | Head of the Archive - Rusudan Tatarashvili
  • Military Mobilization Sector | Head of the Sector - Nino Chubinidze
  • Monitoring Group | Head of the Group – Elizbar Elizbarashvili
  • Purchasing Group | Head of theGroup – Eka Ivanishvili
  • Scientific-Technological Centre for Sensory Electronics and Materials Sciences | Head of theCentre – Merab Tabutsadze
  • Polytechnic Museum | Director – Manana Tevzadze

Organization[edit]

Georgian Technical University has more than 12,000 students and around 1,500 faculty and staff members. Major faculties of the university are as follows:

Georgian Technical University has provided over 60% of Georgia's engineering, chemistry and scientific industry specialists for the last eighty years. While its major counterpart Tbilisi State University focuses on popular specialties like Civil Law or Economics, GTU continues its fine tradition of providing technical specialists to the industry and exact sciences. Additionally, over the recent years GTU added more establishments, "Caucasus Business School" (a joint project of GTU, Tbilisi State University and Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA), German Studies faculty, a Franco-Georgian Studies faculty and a "Cisco Networking Academy". GTU also has thirteen offspring institutes all over the country.

GTU uses the ECTS grading scale and awards degrees and diplomas in Diploma of Specialist, Bachelor of Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Sciences. The first three degrees require four to four-and-one-half years of full-time studies; the Master of Sciences degree requires a year-and-one-half to two years of full-time studies. Most students (apart from those in humanitarian or arts specialties) undergo rigorous training in mathematics and fundamental sciences while studying at the GTU. GTU is known for its strong ties with Andria Razmadze Institute of Mathematics of Georgia, the leading mathematical research institute in TransCaucasia.

GTU also awards scientific Ph.D.s that require three or more years of advanced studies depending on specialty.

All degrees are also provided as part-time and distance studies; these may take much longer to complete.

GTU's scientific library is one of the largest libraries in Georgia, comprising 1,254,000 books of which many are unique and rare finds, and 500,000 periodic materials. Plans are underway for digitizing this large collection of knowledge.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://gtu.ge/new_simbolika.php
  2. ^ A recent addition, which comprised all arts and economics departments that have existed in the GTU for past ten years.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°43′01″N 44°46′41″E / 41.71694°N 44.77806°E / 41.71694; 44.77806