the country of ancient civilization.
It is the country which has given mankind a combination
of great cultures, formed from a synthesis of East and
West. Georgia's great civilization is represented
symbolically by the Golden Fleece of ancient times. The
wisdom of Georgian civilization is reflected in the mythology
of the Argonauts, which notes that the Golden Fleece and Graal,
the philosophical stone of later centuries, are one and the same.
The quest of Graal reflects both the quest for physical gold and
for spiritual wisdom. Beyond this lies the knowledge of gold
mining technology. The might of Georgian technological thinking
in the field of iron extraction during the ancient era is confirmed
by the phenomena of Khalibs and Khaliboba.
These ancient phenomena reflect the traditional power of
technological thinking in Georgia, a power which shone through
in later centuries. The light of our thinking is especially brilliant now,
in the modern era. Technology and science have been and always
will be subjects of special interest for humanity.
That's why these fields of human activity will never be limited
by national peculiarities, national borders, or ethnic boundaries.
Just as technology goes beyond national limits, so too does the
communication of technological knowledge. This knowledge links
mankind by means of transportation and power engineering, to
name a few. Not only is technological and scientific knowledge
directly related to the advancement of civilization, it is an
indispensable element thereof.
We sincerely hope that the youth entering our University will
have fruitful labors, great creativity and tremendous success.
Higher Technological School dates back to 1922 when
Rector of GTU, Professor
Faculty was set up at Tbilisi State University. On
16, 1922 the Faculty staff held a meeting which was
by the University Chancellor, Professor Ivane Javakhishvili.
his historical speech he congratulated the audience on the occasion
foundation of technical education system.
May, 1922 Professor A. Didebulidze was elected dean of
Faculty. Three departments opened: Civil Engineering,
Engineering and Mining.
later Georgia saw first native graduate engineers. In
1928 the departments of the Faculty merged into an
institute - Georgian Polytechnic Institute, with three
Civil Engineering, Chemical and Mining Engineering,
Higher Education Minister D. Kandelaki was nominated
of the Institute, N. Muskhelishvili - Vice Chancellor
Education and Research. The Departments were headed by the
Georgian scientists and Researchers.
to reform and restructuring of higher education system in
in 1930 the following institutes were founded: Georgian
Institute, Transcaucasian Power Engineering Institute,
Institute of Chemical Technology,
Institute of Engineering, Transcaucasian Institute
the strength of similarity of adjacent specialities, 2 years later,
started the amalgamation of Higher Educational schools.
Institute of Industry was founded in 1933.
was renamed Georgian Institute of Industry. In 1959 it
again renamed Georgian Polytechnic Institute.
its existence Georgian Polytechnic has trained more
100,000 engineers in different fields of industry.
January 1990 Georgian Polytechnic was made Georgian
University. The major objective of the University's
is to shape not only national, but also international
highly skilled specialists and engineers.