“At TOU, we are a people of purpose. We are committed to challenging convention and ourselves. We see things not as they are, but as they could be.”
Established in 2002, Tbilisi Open University (TOU) is highly ranked institution offering bachelors, masters and one step medical programs through its 4 schools and multiple degree courses.
At TOU we create opportunities for our students to make the most of their student life - providing the people, places and programs that support their growth, wellness and success both within and outside of the classroom – at TOU and in the world beyond.
Recently TOU's advantages have been added to the ultramodern new campus in the center of the city that is perfectly equipped with both scientific and technical as well as security. Absolute compliance with infrastructure is highly qualified academic staff. Students have the opportunity to practice in private and public organizations. University cares about their employment.
TOU is one of the fastest growing university on the market with around 400 staff and more than 1500 students a considerable part of whom come from outside Georgia. Diversity, student-centered environment and top notch quality education led university to be ranked at the highest level by students and alumni in 2016.
The new state-of-the-art building and facilities supports University’s vision to be the leading university for creative and professional practice inspired by innovation and enquiry. This modern, vibrant learning environment houses superb facilities, including science labs, subject specific classrooms equipped with the latest teaching technology, student workspaces, conference rooms and simulation labs. There is a library of the highest standards with an access to the high impact publications that gives students and faculty access to any kind of literature they wish both on and off campus.
Our research helps solve social, economic and business challenges the world is facing today and into the future. The aim of the research center at TOU is to provide research leadership to our students and faculty by building and providing sufficient support to enhance research capacity and to develop networks of researchers in the field of the public and private sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
At TOU we're passionate about helping our students and alumni to achieve their career goals. Our Career Development Center is readily available to assists all students and alumni in the development of career education, career identification and search, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic pursuits. TOU maintains partnerships with leading businesses and organizations to provide students with a highly regarded professional education. Programs at TOU are designed in partnership with employers in the fields of law, business, finance and health. Practice Based Learning model adopted by TOU allows students to gain real world business experience and provides an opportunity to master the components gained through classroom studies and transfer it into practice.
In partnership with our member institutions, we’re able to send and receive students and academics to and from our partner universities around the world to be connected to high-quality, academic programs. At TOU we use our teaching and research activities to participate in international networks, in order to strengthen our role as a creative hub in the international knowledge and innovation web. Thanks to our wide international institutional collaboration with preferred partners both regionally and beyond, we are able both to attract foreign students, researchers and professors and to offer our own students and scholars a foreign experience.
In addition, students can choose to join one of the Student Clubs or events organized by the university or come up with their own idea on a new one and deliver it to the students self-governance for consideration. There are various Student’s Clubs at TOU offering anything from sports to literature and a numerous ongoing events and activities to make this journey the most remarkable period of the students' life.
Our distinctive experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe. We are not content to rest at TOU. We aspire to solve grand challenges, and in doing so, to propel TOU to the very top tier of private universities.