Akaki Tsereteli State University is one of the oldest universities in the country. In fact, it was established on the basis of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Under the resolution of January 8, 1933, the Tbilisi State University was restored. The state pedagogical institute created on its base was moved to Kutaisi and continued functioning here from February 13 the same year. In 1933-1990 it existed under the name – Aleksandre Tsulukidze State Pedagogical Institute. The institute was accommodated in the city center, in the building were before a Real College was functioning. In the first academic year (1933) up to 700 students who had moved from Tbilisi to our town were studying in their first and second years at the Pedagogical Institute founded in Kutaisi.
Based on the traditions of the Fazisi and Gelati Academies and principles of the “Magna Charta of the Universities”, Akaki Tsereteli State University – one of the oldest Caucasian multi-profile higher academic institutions, which ensures the unity and high quality of educational, research and business processes – aims at preparing professionals and leaders who will contribute to the development of their country and the world by creating, accumulating and spreading knowledge