Ilia State University

Ilia State University (ISU) was founded in 2006. From 2006 to 2011 the following institutions were integrated into its structure: Ilia Chavchavadze State University of Language and Culture, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani State Pedagogical University, Sports Academy, the Institutes of Zoology and Botany and other institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile

Ilia State University supports and develops research on fundamental problems of sciences. Based on the research conducted within the scopes of fundamental sciences, Ilia State University directs the study of Georgia in all related directions. This way, the University emerges as an initiator of international studies and is an active participant of international programs in this domain.  Currently Ilia State University offers four main directions of study: Engineering Department, Iiauni Business School, Science and Arts Department and the Law School.

Ilia State University follows the model of a research triangle. This justifies the existence of three interdisciplinary directions at the University:

1. Georgian studies;

2. Research of fundamental problems of sciences;

3. Participation in international research.

Development stemming from this mission is the only way to enable Ilia State University to become a full-scale member of a world-wide educational and research community.

Institute of Zoology and Institute of Ecology at the Ilia State University has got the possible capacity and experts to actively participate and support the REEFS project. The University owns Grigoleti Black Sea Research Center close to Poti Port that will be at disposal for research within the REEFS project as well.


Contact info:

Contact person: Assoc. Prof. Bella Japoshvili, Head of the Lab of Hydrobiology and Ichthyology, Institute of Zoology

Address: 3/5 Cholokashvili Ave, 0162 Tbilisi, GEORGIA

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