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Georgian Technical University

HISTORY OF FOUNDATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE GEORGIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

1917 - Russian Emperor issued the order, according to which was set up Polytechnic Institute in Tbilisi, the first Higher Educational Institution in Caucasian region.
1922 - Was founded as a polytechnic faculty of Tbilisi State University.
1928 - The Departments of the polytechnic faculty merged into an independent Institute and named Georgian Polytechnic Institute (GPI).
In the 70’s - The Institute consisted of 15 full-time and 13 part-time faculties.
1985 – 1987 - For the volume of the advanced scientific researches and works carried out by the students, Polytechnical Institute took first place in the USSR higher educational institutions. During this period, the Institute became the largest higher educational institution in the Caucasian region for its students (total 40 000) and academic staff (total 5000).
1990 - Georgian Polytechnic Institute was granted the university status and named as the Georgian Technical University.
1995 - Due to reforms and restructuring of curriculum, GTU gradually began installation of new training standards introducing Credit System –120 of the UK credits.
2001 - GTU became a full member of the European University Association – EUA.
2005 – GTU joined Bologna process and introduced 60 ECTS credits.
2005 - Due to the reorganizations conducted at GTU, 8 Faculties were set up.
2007 - GTU was awarded accreditation by the National Center for Educational Accreditation.

CategoryEducation & Research
Based inGeorgia
ITU Global DirectoryGeorgian Technical University
Websitehttp://www.gtu.edu.ge
Rector    
Dr Archil Prangishvili

DATE  OF BIRTH      April 13, 1961.

NATANALITY           Georgian

CIVIL  STATUS         Married; 2 children

EDUCATION:

  • 1983-1987 – Post graduate student. Computer-Engineering Faculty. Georgian Polytechnic Institute.  Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 1978-1983 – High, System-Engineer. Faculty of Automatics and Computer Engineering. Georgian Polytechnic Institute. Tbilisi, Georgia.

SCIENTIFIC  ACTIVITY  AREA:

Information Systems Technology and Computer Engineering, Modelling and Control Theory of Complex Systems.    

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

  • 2009 – Till now Rector of Georgian Technical University.
  • 2008-2009 – Acting Rector. Technical University of Georgia.   
  • 2007 - till now President of Georgian Engineering Academy; 
  • 2005-2008  - Vice-Rector of Technical University of Georgia; 
  • 2002-2005 Special Representative of the President of Georgia in the Energy Sphere; 
  • 1993 - till now Professor of the Department of Computer Network System of Technical University of Georgia;  
  • 1992-2005 – Scientific Leader of the Scientific-Research Laboratory for Computer and Informatics Technologies. Georgian Technical University;  
  • 1992-2003 – Science Deputy Director. Institute of Informatics, Control Systems and     Telecommunications;  Georgian Technical University;  
  • 1988-1992 – Assistant Professor. Computer Engineering Department of the Georgian Technical University and the Head of the Scientific-Research Laboratory;
  • 1987-1988 – Junior Research Scientist at the Scientific-Research laboratory of the Georgian Technical University.
      

PROFESSIONAL  MEMBERSHIPS:

  • 2013 – Full Member of Georgian National Academy of Sciences;
  • 2010 – Full Member of European Academy of Science and Art;
  • since 2004 – Full Member of the Georgian Energy Academy;
  • since 1997 Corresponding Member of the Georgian Academy of Science;
  • since 1996 Full Member of  the Georgian Engineering Academy;
  • since 1995 Full Member of the International Engineering Academy;
  • since 1994 Full Member of International Academy of Informatization of UN.

ADDITIONAL  PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • 2013 –The international Charitable Foundation of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia for the Development and Revival of Spirituality, Culture and Science. Board Member;  
  • 2011 – till now Georgian Representative for the Financial Committee of Intergovernmental Organization “Nuclear Research Center” - (city Dubna, Russian Federation);
  • 2011 – till now Georgian Representative of GUAM Countries Nanotechnology Development Council.
  • 2010 – till now Leader of Nanotechnology Problems Study Group of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia;
  • 2007 - till now  Chairmen of the Scientific Doctoral Dissertation  Board of the faculty of Informatics and control Systems; Georgian Technical University;
  • 2006 – till now Member of the Advisory Board of American Biographical Institute;
  • 2005 – till now Member of the Science Board of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation;
  • 1998-2003 – till now Member of the Scientific Board for Energetic Problems of  Georgian Scientific Academy;
  • 1998-2003 Member of the Scientific-Expertise Board of  the Department of Emergence Situation and Civil Defense;  Ministry of Georgian Inner Affairs;
  • 1999-2003 Chairmen of  Supervisory Board of Commercial Bank;
  • 1992-1995 General Director of Georgian-Singapore Joint Enterprise;
  • Since 1999 – 18 post-graduates and PhD Thesis are maintained by his scientific guidance.

PUBLICATIONS:

Author over 200 scientific publications, 20 monographs, 11 books and 20 patents.      

KEY  AREAS  FOR  IMPLEMENTATION

Astrophysics, Space Instrument-Making, Parallel Processing Facilities of Information, Multi-Machine Control Systems, Energetics, Telecommunication.

ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION:

  • 2012 Awarded the National Prize for Processing and Implementation Biometric Computer Technologies in  the field of Science and Technology;
  • 2005 was presented Georgian Science History Medal for successive Achievement in Science.
  • 2003 Awarded with the Honorary Decoration;
  • 2000 Granted  an Honorary Title "Eminent Engineer of the 20th century" for acknowledged allocation  in the development of Science, Technique and  Technology  as well as for the benefit of promotion the International Engineering Community by the Decree of the Board of Presidents of the International Engineering Academy;
  • 1996 was presented Honorary Medal;
  • 1995 Granted with the Professor Scientific Rank;
  • 1992 Granted with the Scientific Degree – Doctor of Science  in Techniques; Georgian Technical University;
  • 1991 Was awarded the Rank of Assistant Professor
  • 1990 Granted with  the Georgian State Prize in the field of Science and Technology for the development  of microprocessor network structures and for successive implementation in the serial manufacture;
  • 1987 Granted with the Scientific Degree of Technical Science Candidate; Moscow, Engineering-Physic Institute.

LANGUAGES:

  • Georgian (native),
  • Russian (fluent, excellent),
  • English (good)