The Institute of Gender Studies was created in 2012 as a supplementary educational unit of Tbilisi State University. It provides administrative and general support for existing academic programs and research projects on gender issues.
The aims of the Institute of Gender Studies include the development of gender related interdisciplinary research and studies; creating an institutional platform for academic personnel and PhD students working on gender issues; integrating gender-related subjects into the university educational programs and research; and raising public awareness of gender inequalities and how to resolve them, especially targeting university students, professors, administrative personnel and society at large.
In 2014, Tbilisi State University saw the establishment of a new research center – the Center for Research on Issues of Persons with Disabilities. According to Tamar Makharadze, Director of the Center, the creation of the Center echoes those processes which are underway in Georgia and the entire world regarding the protection of rights of disabled people. According to the data of World Health Organization (WHO), from 10-12 % of the population have disabilities. Since the late 20th century and the early 21st century, attention has increased on the need to create an equal environment for persons with disabilities and their social integration. Disability is no longer considered only a health issue, having moved from the medical sphere into one of social and human rights. To support this approach, the UN, the EU and other international organizations and missions drew up important documents calling on the international community to create equal and dignified conditions for persons with disabilities.
The High Energy Physics Institute, founded on June 9, 1980, was built on the successes of the High Energy Nuclear Physics Problem Laboratory, which was a part of Tbilisi State University. The founders were Academicians Nodar Amaglobeli, Albert Tavkhelidze, Teimuraz Kopaleishvili and Revaz Salukvadze. The new Institute was created as an entity with its own budget, to encourage theoretical and experimental research in the fields of elementary particles, relativistic nuclear physics, and quantum field theory. The Institute’s first Director was Nodar Amaglobeli who led the Institute for 16 years. The following Director was the former President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Albert Tavkhelidze. Professor Mikheil Nioradze, Doctor in Physics and Mathematical Sciences, was named Director in 2004.