David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia Ltd (DAUG – hereinafter), having 27-year old history within the modern Georgian education space, maintains national and universal values and is oriented on turning intellectual resources towards the country's integration into European sphere and its successful development.
Foundation of the University is related to the idea of the
restoration of Georgia's independence and developing Socially
Secured Society in 1987, and on this bases establishing the Society
"Support and Raise" on July 11, 1991, by its Rector, Prof. Teimuraz
Koridze together with the partners , who left the Communist
The aim of the society was to release the country from communist
ideas and ideology, to hasten the transition process into free
market economy, devoid of administrative-command system and to
engage the youth in building free and independent state.
The Society "Support and Raise" combined the country's honoured
scholars, who established the first private higher educational
institution in Georgia "David Aghmashenebeli Tbilisi
Engineering-Economic Institute" led by Professor Teimuraz Koridze,
blessed by His Holiness and Beautitude Ilia II, Catholicos
Patriarch of All Georgia.
In 1992, according to the founders' decision, the name of the
institute was changed and it is named as “David Aghmashenebeli
University of Georgia".
The University carried out the study programmes in Medicine,
Dentistry, Law, Journalism, Economics, Business Administration,
Finance and Banking, Tourism, English Philology and Engineering.
According to the Decree N 65/A of the Accreditation Council of
Higher Education Institutions of Georgia, dated on October 16,
2006, David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia was awarded the
institutional accreditation in 2007-2008 academic year.
According to the Decree N83 of the Authorization Council of
Educational Institutions in 2011, the status of the higher
education institution was granted to David Aghmashenebeli
University of Georgia in 2012-2013 academic year.
In 2007 the University has become the member of Europe Business
Assembly and for his activity prof. Teimutaz Koridze was rewarded
with “Socrates International Award”.
In the conditions of modern integration, global challenges and
increased competitiveness DAUG has been established as an
educational and scientific hub with international standards,
providing high quality education with the perspective of its
permanent development and improvement; it promotes the University’s
awareness and development within the country, region (Caucasus) and
internationally; contributes to the preparation of specialists with
relevant competences to modern requirements through student’s
personal and professional development.
Since 2011, the University has been operating all education cycles
of higher education – Bachelor’s Degree programmes of Law, Business
Organization and Management, Financing and Banking, Tourism,
Information Technology, Journalism, English Philology and
International Relations, one-cycle programme of Medicine,
Dentistry, professional preparation programs, Master’s programmes
of Law, Criminal Law, Business Administration, Journalism and
International Relations, and Doctoral programmes in Medicine and
The University has the modern standard building, the lecture rooms,
the conference halls and sports halls, the press club, the computer
centres, the library with the rich books’ fund and electronic
resources, the mock courtroom, the forensic laboratory, the
Georgian-English Dental Clinic, the virtual simulation laboratory,
the first aid training centre, the authorized broadcasting "Sdasu
TV" and "Sdasu Radio" equipped with the modern high-technology.
The highly qualified professors and relevant structural units of
the University provide the effective utilization of existing
material-technical resources. The centres equipped with the recent
technologies, laboratories, conference halls and press club promote
the development of students' practical skills, enhancement of
knowledge and increase of competitiveness.
The University strives to bring up the generations and
professionals devoted to democratic values and national traditions;
to give the opportunity to reveal their potential; to provide
integration of their practical experience in theoretical studies
and thus, to engage students and graduates in labour market; to
become an innovative university and scientific research centre
considering the requirements of educational market.
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