ISU was established in 2006 on the basis of several different institutions and is a rapidly growing university in Georgia. Currently over 30 research institutes and laboratories are actively engaged in research and graduate teaching at ISU. From undergraduate level research and training continues to the Graduate level through Master and PhD programs integrated in three ISU schools. It is supported by research institutes, centers and laboratories. ISU strives to provide high-quality education and facilitate rigorous research through innovative initiatives and policies. ISU believes that this approach will contribute to the building of a global knowledge-based society capable of developing sustainable solutions for the challenges of the 21st century.
ISU as a leading higher education institution is involved in more than 70 current research, educational and capacity building projects funded by various donors such as the European Commission, GIZ, Volkswagen Foundation, USAID, etc. Over the last 10 years, ISU has been actively involved in over 300 internationally funded projects as a grant holder and partner.
Ilia State University has an extensive experience of participating and leading EU funded capacity building and mobility projects. ISU has been the first grant holder of Tempus project from Georgia and up to now has been a coordinator of 2 projects within the frames of Tempus IV. Overall, ISU has been partner of 27 Tempus, and 4 Erasmus + CBHE projects related to various academic and administrative fields.
Ilia State University key staff members:
Ketevan Darakhvelidze - a Head of Development Office, Ilia State University, administrative contact of the project
Prof. Giorgi Gvalia - Dean, Associate Professor at Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ilia State University, member of teaching staff
Prof. Dr. Oliver Reisner - Jean Monnet Professor at School of Arts & Sciences, European & Caucasian Studies, Ilia State University