This article includes a list of general references, but it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. (June 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Ilia State University
ილიას სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი
Latin: Heliae Universitas Publica
TypePublic
Established2006
ChancellorKetevan Lakirbaia
RectorNino Doborjginidze
Academic staff
800
Students16650
Address
Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5
, ,
0162
,
Campus12
LanguageGeorgian, English
Websitewww.iliauni.edu.ge

Ilia State University ISU (Georgian: ილიას სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტი) was founded in 2006 as a result of a merger of six different academic institutions with long and varied histories. Currently ISU is one of the leading research and educational institutions in Georgia.[1]

History

"Ligamus" book store at Iliauni

Ilia State University (ISU), located in Tbilisi, is a flagship public research and comprehensive higher education institution in the South Caucasus which focuses on scientific advancement and transferring top notch knowledge to facilitate societal development.

Established in 2006 as a merger of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile, Ilia State University ranks as the top research university in the South Caucasus, according to its research output.[1][2]

ISU's mission revolves around three main principles: Unity of Teaching and Research, Unity of Liberal and Specialized Education, and Unity of Universal and Local[3]

Its four faculties (Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Medicine, Faculty of Business, Technology and Education, and School of Law) offer distinctive training in their respective directions and along with 30 large and small scale research institutes, centers and stations – create in-depth research opportunities in social sciences, humanities, business, law, life sciences, earth sciences, and hard sciences.[4]

ISU has put a special focus on contribution to science popularization, boosting entrepreneurial ecosystem of the country and actively carrying out social responsibility projects. With the highest competition rate for PhD programs in the nation, extensive international ties, around 16,000 students, over 1,500 highly qualified academic and research staff, and with renovated research infrastructure in several Georgia's regions, ISU ranks highly in annual student choice.[5]

Its previous rectors include Gigi Tevsadze and Giga Zedania. Since 2022, the university is led by Nino Doborjginidze, a linguist with extensive international experience.

Study

The four faculties of Ilia State University offer distinctive training in their respective directions and along with 30 large and small scale research institutes, centers and stations – create in-depth research opportunities in social sciences, humanities, business, law, life sciences, earth sciences, and hard sciences.

Research

The university operates 25 research institutes, centers and laboratories dispersed across the country.

International relations

This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources in this section. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (June 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Ilia State University is a member of the following networks and organizations:[10]

The University has established partnership relations with different education institutions abroad, some at university others at faculty or individual level. The list includes:[10]

Coat of arms description

Four field « European » shield.

On the first azure field, six silver (white) open books signify the first six schools and schools of the Ilia State University while establishing. Books bear inscriptions of the three freedoms that lie at the heart of the University: academic freedom, freedom of conscience and freedom of choice.

The second field bears a large purple cross forming four parts with Bolnuri-Katskhuri crosses within. The Georgian National Flag signifies the State status of the University.

The third field with two half silver and half purple crossed keys of Andrew (knowledge keys) signify that the University holds the methods of educations.

On fourth azure (blue) field three polecat (ermine) fur welted purple academic caps signify the past of the two higher education institutions, their merger and the future of the newly formed University.

Beneath the shield of the coat of arms, the motto ribbon bears the Latin inscription « LIGAMUS», signifying «We Unite» i.e. the University's aspiration to unite research and education, bring together existing knowledge, creating new understanding and passing it on to students and society

References

  1. ^ a b "Iliauni is the Best Research Institution in Caucasus". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  2. ^ "Ilia State University Ranking". SCImago Institutions Rankings. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  3. ^ "About Us". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. ^ "Research Institutes". Ilia State University. Archived from the original on Sep 23, 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  5. ^ "Facts and Figures". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  6. ^ "School of Arts and Sciences". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  7. ^ "School of Natural Sciences and Medicine". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  8. ^ "Faculty of Business, Technology and Education". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  9. ^ "School of Law". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  10. ^ a b "International Cooperation". Ilia State University. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  11. ^ "Universities". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
  12. ^ "Institutions | International Association of Universities". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
  13. ^ "COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology". COST.
  14. ^ "EUA > EUA welcomes new members". www.eua.be. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  15. ^ "AUF - Actualite". www.auf.org. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2022.