DAUG History
David Aghmashenebeli University of Georgia Ltd (DAUG – hereinafter), have a 30-year 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 Party.
The aim of the society was to release the country from communist ideas and ideology, to hasten the transition process into the 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 Beatitude 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 a member of the Europe Business Assembly and for his activity prof. Teimutaz Koridze was rewarded with the “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 competencies 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, a 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 Economics.
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 the labour market; to become an innovative university and scientific research centre considering the requirements of the educational market.