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ISU Institutional Profile

Ilia State University is a flagship public research and comprehensive higher education institution in Georgia that was established in 2006 as a merger of six different institutions, each having a long history and a diverse institutional profile. Its schools offer distinctive training in their respective direction and in-depth research opportunity in social sciences, humanities, life sciences, earth sciences, and hard sciences. The leadership remains open to innovative teaching and learning programs and supports research initiatives to finance research activities (significant allocation for research as part of its annual budget), justly occupying the top research citation index in Georgia. With the highest competition rate for PhD programs in the nation, approximately 17,700 students, 988 highly qualified academic staff, and with renovated research infrastructure in several Georgia’s regions (including 47 large and small scale research institutes, centers and stations), ISU has become one of the most desirable universities to study and work for in the country over the last 10 years.


The mission of Ilia State University is to create, transfer and apply knowledge for the purposes of scientific advancement and societal development at the local as well as at the international level.


Ilia State University will be the leading and rapidly developing research university in Georgia and the entire region by 2024 creating the bases for scientific and technological progress, high standard educational processes and public well-being through its innovative approaches.

ISU has the following 4 schools:

  1. School of Arts and Sciences is one of the largest academic schools at Ilia State University that offers interdisciplinary education at all levels basing its curricula on liberal arts education principles and academic freedom.

  2. School of Natural Sciences and Medicine is a new but a rapidly growing school at ISU offering BA programs in Architecture, Building Constructions, and Computer Sciences, laying the basis for robust research and inventions.

  3. School of Business, Technology and Education is an umbrella faculty and a brand-new home of study programs of business, engineering, and education schools, including technology courses, labs, and services. The new faculty offers an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach within technology, business, and education fields enhancing synergies and close links between the disciplines integrated into the teaching and learning processes. The faculty will be housed in a brand new state-of-the-art campus building equipped with student friendly teaching and learning spaces, labs, library, and latest technologies in classrooms.

  4. School of Law was established to prepare legal knowledge workers and practitioners while offering three -tier education. The School has emerged one of the successful centers for legal education in Georgia.

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