AkakiTsereteli State University is located in a city of ancient history and rich cultural traditions. Kutaisi State University has won an outstanding academic reputation for excellent educating and upbringing generations of Georgian people. It is also is one of the country’s oldest higher education institutions with a wide range of educational programs and research directions. AkakiTsereteli State University is ranked 2nd best Medical University in Georgia. It is also ranked among the first class schools by the World Health Organization (W.H.O).
The university was established on the basis of Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi State University had been founded under guidance of Georgian historian IvaneJavakhishvili in 1918. In July 1930, when Georgia had already fallen under Soviet rule, the authorities abolished Tbilisi State University, creating four independent institutions in its place.
On January 8, 1933 Tbilisi State University was re-established and State Pedagogical Institute moved to Kutaisi. Now named Kutaisi University and located in the center of the city, it started functioning from February 13, 1933.
In 1990, the university was transformed into AkakiTsereteli State University, being named after Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure AkakiTsereteli