- Political Science at Aikhshtadt University in Germany
- Management and Administration at the ESM Business School in Georgia
- The Open World Leadership Program in the US.
He has participated in courses and conferences on
- The International Scientific Conference, War and Peace Journalism (Georgia)
- Learning in Later Life (Cyprus)
- Academician of Academy of Educational Sciences of Georgia (Georgia)
- Modern Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methodology (USA)
- Russian influence on Caucasus (Poland)
- Project Cycle Management (Cordaid Netherlands, Georgia)
and many other international activities.
In 2005 he defended his Doctor’s dissertation:
Defended Doctor’s Dissertation: "Georgian-Osetian Relations in the Press during the end of the 20th century and begining of the 21st'
Prior to his permanent assignment as rector of Gori University, Tsotniashvili was an acting rector of Tskhinvali and Gori Universities, and at different times dean of Humanitarian, Social Sciences and Philology-Journalism faculties. In addition, he worked in leadership positions on various community organizations.
In addition, Dr. Tsotniashvili is an expert of Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco and President of Shida Kartli Tennis Federation. He is actively involved in community development and charity activities.