Georgia’s oldest university among Europe’s best universities

TSU is the only university in the region which gained a place among Europe’s best universities. Photo by, 21 Jun 2017 - 15:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), the oldest university in Georgia and in the Caucasus region, has been named among Europe’s best 400 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.

TSU is the only university in the region on the list, ranking 301st among Europe’s 400 best universities.

In the world ranking, the university takes the 801st place among the world’s 980 best universities.

The survey ranks 980 universities around the world, and just under 400 of them are universities in Europe,” the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) magazine stated.

THE, which drafts the surveys, is the leading provider of higher education data for the world's research-led institutions.

THE’s in-house data team ranks 2,150 institutions worldwide, with 1 million data points analysed across 2,600 institutions in 93 countries. In 2016, the global media reach of the rankings was almost 700 million.

TSU was founded in 1918 in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi by famous Georgian scientist Ivane Javakhishvili and other professionals.