Jan 27 – 31, 2020
Tbilisi State University
Asia/Tbilisi timezone

Location and Travel

Tbilisi (Georgian: თბილისი), in some countries also still named by its pre-1936 international designation Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia, since then Tbilisi served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics. Between 1801 and 1917, then part of the Russian Empire, Tbilisi was the seat of the Imperial Viceroy, governing both Southern and Northern Caucasus.

The workshop takes place at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgian: ივანე ჯავახიშვილის სახელობის თბილისის სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი), which is a public research university established on 8 February 1918 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Excluding academies and theological seminaries, which have intermittently functioned in Georgia for centuries, TSU is the oldest university in Georgia and the Caucasus region. Over 18,000 students are enrolled and the total number of faculty and staff (collaborators) is 5,000.


1, Chavchavadze Ave., 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel.: (+995 32) 22 51 07

Travel from Tbilisi airport:
Shota Rustaveli Tbilisi International Airport (Georgian: თბილისის შოთა რუსთაველის სახელობის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი) (IATA: TBS, ICAO: UGTB) is located approximately 27kms from TSU.
Direct flights to Tbilisi airport from the following cities:
official taxi from airport to your hotel will cost approximately 60 GEL (~20 EUR), you can have receipt on demand. Non official taxi may drive you for less price, you can negotiate, in this case you will not get any receipt (please also check section - Useful Information).
Your hotel could also arrange a shuttle service from airport. The price will include in the hotel expenses. In this case contact to the hotel, send your flights number and arrival date.
There is also possibility to take public 24/7 bus line # 37 (every public bus ticket in Tbilisi costs 0.5 GEL)  from the airport that will take you to Station Square (last stop), from where you will need to take a bus line #: 9 or 66 or 34 and get down on stop  "Tbilisi State University (building I)" or take a taxi to get to TSU area (cost approximately 5 GEL from Station Square).

Note: most of the hotels have service to pick up it's costumers from the airport. Price of the service differs from hotel to hotel, please contact them directly for more information.

All kind of payments in Georgia is possible in National currency GEL only. You can exchange money in the airport before passport control or after baggage collection in the waiting hall. There are also many cash machines if you want to withdraw money in the airport. You also will find lots of exchange point in the city.