Caucasus International University – www.ciu.edu.ge
Education and science, infrastructure, innovative methods of teaching at Caucasus International University are intended for the service of Caucasian students and also students interested in the Caucasus region, regardless what country they are from.
Caucasus International University has been focusing on preparing of competitive human resources, whose alumni will be highly demanded on national, regional and international labour markets. CIU graduate with help of his/her education and professional skills will be in full compliance with all new requests. He/she has a personal mission, clear vision of professional development and is absolutely ready to take a respectable place in the world intellectual society.
The goals of Caucasus International University
Strengthening and effectiveness of regional connections in the fields of international relations in order to make south Caucasus more attractive education centre than ever.
Our main task is – Be closely connected to different universities and research institutions all over the world; Preparation and implementation of the mutual educational programmes where special attention will be given to the students and the academic staff exchange programmes; Promotion of the professors and young scientists, exchange of information and experience sharing in the limits of the mutual educational programmes.
The University signed memoranda of understanding and cooperation agreements with the following educational institutions:
1. Kars Caucasus University (Turkey)
2. Crimean University for the Humanities (Ukraine)
3. Suleyman Demirel University (Turkey)
4. Caucasus University (Republic of Azerbaijan)
5. Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
6. Romualdo Del Bianca Foundation ( Italy)
7. Odlar Yurdu University (Azerbaijan)
Since 2007 Caucasus International University has been closely connected to Odlar Yurdu University Azerbaijan Republic, Baku. According to the cooperation agreement with Odlar Yurdu University active processes about mutual undergraduate and graduate programmes are at work.
In the limits of the given agreement was formed a memorandum of the credits mutual recognition which gives us transfer opportunities of Georgian and Azerbaijani students.
Last September in Baku, Azerbaijan was held Programme of International Symposium on Advances in Applied Mechanics and Modern Informational Technologies, co-organizer of which, together with Odlar Yurdu University, was Caucasus International University.
In 2012, at Caucasus International University has been founded Department of Innovation and Strategic Development, under the initiative of which was established the following:
1. Laboratory of Caucasus Geopolitical Modeling
2. Research Center of Conflicts and Peace Processes”
3. Research Center for Human Security
4. Career Development Center
5. University Multimedia Center
Caucasus International University became a member of World Health Organization.(WHO-AVICENNA Directory of Medical Schools).
The University is a member of FAIMER – International Medical Education Directory “FAIMER – IMED”.
Caucasus International University is based on the oldest educational traditions existing in Academies of Ikalto and Gelati and on European high educational and scientific research methods and principles. Relationship with leading foreign universities and development of mobility allows Caucasus International University to support educational and scientific integration of Georgia all over the world.
Caucasus International University certifies its devotion to development of the main directions in European educational environment, known as The Bologna Process and The Copenhagen Declaration.
Vakhtang Tsivtsivadze – Founder, Honorary Doctor, Baku University “Odlar Iurdu”
History of Caucasus International University
Caucasus International University has been functioning since 1995. The university successfully underwent the institutional accreditation in 2005 and 2007.
Reforms and novelties of education system were duly reflected in the fields of education and scientific-research. University works purposefully. Student’s professional development and the studying process are provided by highly-qualified staff, professors and lecturers. In order to prepare highly qualified specialists, “Caucasus International University” offers to its students the innovative teaching technologies.
The following novelties were established at University: new educational programs and studying courses were elaborated. Currently the university offers a wide variety of degree programs at: Bachelor’s, Master’s, certified Medical Doctor’s and certified Dentist educational programs.
For now the interdisciplinary programs, educational and research laboratories are in the process of creation. The aforementioned is the basis for the recognition of the educational programs of the university and its integration into European educational community. Modern current technological equipment gives us opportunity to hold video conferences, introduce distance learning and to have direct contacts with various educational and scientific centres all over the world.
University takes into account all students’ demands in order to increase the quality of education which is achievable by their active participation in evaluation of academic process. The library is equipped with modern electronic technologies and literature that encourages students’ professional development.
“Caucasus International University” has close relations with international organizations operating in Georgia, state institutions and private companies. Within the framework of the program “Invited Guests”, the students are given opportunity to establish contacts with the representatives of political, business and non-governmental organizations that has positive impact on their future employment. Students are fully free in the fields of research and studying; also there is a student self-government organization at University.
Under the active participation of the academic personnel and students, the University determines main priorities for education and research fields. The University also publishes the scientific journal “Caucasus International University Herald”, students’ journal “student zone” and university students’ magazine “Binuli”.
Caucasus International University cooperates with Odlar Yurdu University (Baku), Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic) Qafqaz University (Baku), Suleyman Demirel University and Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation (Italy).
The main goal of this cooperation is to share educational and scientific experiences, establish close links between students and professors and to have participation opportunity in the conferences, lectures, symposia, seminars – that are all focused on intercultural dialogue and the basis of integration.
Missions and Goals
Caucasus International University is an educational, scientific-research and cultural hearth, which represents an obvious case of regional Caucasian cooperation. The University mission is to support development of the Caucasus region and multidimensional regional cooperation, create a common economic space of the Caucasus, develop a relevant economic infrastructure, establish the Caucasian civil society and an adequate integration of the Caucasus region into world social-economic space.
Departments and Services
Learning Process Management Department
Department of Human Resource Management and Administration
Department of Informational Technologies
Scientific Research department
International Relations Service
Public Relations Service
University Life Long Learning
Student Relations Service
To ensure the quality of the educational process CIU uses a print and electronic version of the book fund which is in full compliance with the literature given in a teaching course (syllabi) of educational programmes.
For now the Library of Caucasus International University contains 11923 bibliographic units out of which the quantity of relevant educational programs is 7587 and which is indicated in the syllabi of educational programs, other 4336 units are auxiliary literature. The university library is provided by International Electronic Library Network. Multimedia Center includes the following organizational units:
•Library of Business, Medicine and Social Sciences;
•Library of Faculty of Law;
•Library of Laboratory of Caucasus Geopolitical Modeling;
•Library of Management of Conflicts and Peace Processes;
•Library of Human Security Research Center;
•Library of Career Development Center;
•Video-Library and Hall of Film Center;
Library is equipped with a reading room, book inventory, e-cards for readers and event log designed for 86 readers according to the appropriate number of students and teachers
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Social Sciences
Georgian Language Preparation Course
General Medicine (MD/MBBS)
So you are thinking of taking up Medicine, but you are not sure? You heard from friends that studying Medicine is tough, it is a long course, and you have to make many sacrifices: and so you are undecided. Well, Medicine is tough. To take up Medicine, you not only need good grades, you also need to be convinced yourself that it is your career choice. That choice is yours, not your parents’ or anyone else’s, as you need total commitment, tenacity and determination on your part to carry on till you become a doctor and beyond.
What we do in Georgia Medical Council is to help you achieve your dream. We’ll make you a good, technically competent and more importantly a caring doctor. The 8 Georgia Medical Council outcomes make it explicit that we’ll help you do just that. We emphasize professionalism and ethics, and we strive to maintain the high ideals of Medicine as a noble profession. The science of curing a disease or lessening physical pain is not always the most important aspect of the doctor-patient relationship. Patients come to visit doctors for many reasons, and sometimes it is for emotional support and kindness, for empathy, for openness with someone they can trust and respect. In time to come, when you become a doctor, you will always be a doctor: because of the special and unique doctor-patient relationship through most harrowing and fragile moments, and through life and death. Medical students and young doctors always remember the first baby they deliver: the joy they share with patient and family; the first death they have to certify: the heavy heart to break the news and to comfort relatives who have lost their loved one. Whether you are a small time country doctor or a big time consultant in the premier hospital, you are sure to make a difference in the lives of those you touch!
Yes, Medicine is a life changing career. It is for those who are fully committed to take up the challenge. I can assure you that you’ll not regret that decision!
MD/MBBS Medical degree from Georgian Medical universities
TOTAL DURATION – 6 years
New Vision University – www.newvision.ge/en
The New Vision University is a Georgian Semi private research university located in Tbilisi. The Medical Doctor’s Program of the New Vision University was granted accreditation by Resolution no 156 of Educational Program Accreditation Board, dated 5 November 2013. The University has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research and clinical care.
A number of scientific-research projects of international and national significance have been accomplished on the university base. The university has close partnership relations with the leading higher educational institutions within and outside the country like in UK Leeds University England. NVU is considered a desirable host for international scientific conferences and symposia held in various fields of science. Apart from this, the academic and scientific faculty of the university actively participates in scientific conferences and exchange programs in different countries of the world Like USA, UK and Other European Countries.
NVU is oriented towards the demands of the society and the state. Its and foremost mission is:
1. To offer high quality education to all the interested people despite Nationality, religion and political status.
2. To educate high-qualified, competitive and adaptive specialists to changing professional environment, with the competencies relevant to the modern requirements, who will be the free personalities with high civic understanding and activity, bearers of the principles of humanism, democracy and liberal values.
The attraction and admission of foreign, prospective students is conducted in cooperation with official representatives, having official agreements with NVU and relevant authorities. Agreements between the NVU and official representatives include, applicants have no other aims except for the aim to receive medical education while staying in the Georgia.
Arrival and training expenses of foreign students at NVU include: Admission fee, Tution fee, Hostel Accommodation fee. These payments must be made according to university rules and procedure. Living expenses of foreign students on their own, in compliance with university rules and procedure.
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University – www.bsu.edu.ge/?lang=en
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is an important educational, scientific and cultural center of our country. It has a 79-year-long history. The establishment and development of the educational system in Adjara was a long-time endeavor of the Georgian community. In 1893 the issue was raised to open a Boys’ Gymnasium in Batumi. On 26-27 June, The Boys’ Gymnasium started functioning in July, 1897. By the Decision №453, 3 September, 1990 of the Cabinet of Ministries of Georgia Batumi State University was established on the basis of Batumi Pedagogical Institute. As a result of the educational reform in the country the university was transferred to a two-cycle teaching: Bachelor and Master Levels were created. Post-graduate studies also were functioning for certain specialties.
Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University comprises 9 faculties: Humanities, Education, Business and economics, Law, Social and political sciences, Natural sciences and health care, Physics-mathematics and computer sciences, Technological, Tourism. It also embraces the 3 Research Institutes of Niko Berdzenishvili Institute, Agrarian and Membrane Technologies Institute, Institute of Phytopathology and Biodiversity. At present about 6 000 students study at the vocational, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs..
In 2011 the university successfully passed authorization and accreditation. RSU offers wide range of options to students at all the three stages of education: there are about 42 vocational, 43 Bachelor’s, 23 Master’s, 8 doctoral and 2 single-level programs. Modern teachings methodologies including on-line learning is also widely used here.
the academic and scientific faculty of the university actively participates in scientific conferences and exchange programs in different countries of the world.
The project “Batumi – A University City” – gained its topicality and has offered Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University more prospects of development.
Shota Rustaveli State University is oriented towards the demands of the society and the state. Its first and foremost mission is:
• To offer high quality education to all the interested people despite nationality, religion and political status;
• To educate highly-qualified, competitive and adaptive specialists to the changing professional environment, with the competences relevant to the modern requirements, who will be the free personalities with high civic understanding and activity, bearers of the principles of humanism, democracy and liberal values;
• To accomplish fundamental and applied research in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, law, mathematics and computer technologies as well as in the branches of engineering and technology, business, public health and agriculture for the purpose of welfare of the population, economic strength, defense ability, establishment of democratic principles and raising spirituality.
The attraction and admission of foreign, prospective students is conducted in cooperation with official representatives, having official agreements with Shota Rustaveli State University and relevant authorities. Agreements between the Shota Rustaveli State University and official representatives include, applicants have no other aims except for the aim to receive medical education while staying in the GEORGIA.
Arrival and training expenses of foreign students at Shota Rustaveli State University include: Admission fee, Tution fee, Hostel Accommodation fee. These payments must be made according to university rules and procedure. Living expenses of foreign students on their own, in compliance with university rules and procedures.