Caucasus International University

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Caucasus International University is a higher education institution equipped with modern infrastructure and technical means, and oriented towards continuous development and integration into an international learning community. The most important assets of the university are its valuable personnel and a correct cooperation scheme. The University, in traditional, classical terms, is a corporation focused on strategic cooperation between the administration, professors, students and alumni.
Caucasus International University regards it valuable to establish the principles of greater awareness and morality, practically implement the ideals of democracy and humanism, promote political liberalism and preserve cultural heritage.

Main goals of Caucasus International University are:

  1. Taking its rightful place within the free and democratic academic community;
  2. Delivering and developing higher educational programs at all three levels of higher education;
  3. Promoting teaching/research relations internationally;
  4. Ensuring academic freedom of the faculty;
  5. Preparing competitive and highly qualified human resources, oriented towards the national, regional and global labor markets.

Priorities of Caucasus International University:

  1. Research- and practice-oriented teaching based on international standards
  2. Integration into the international educational area
  3. A highly qualified faculty with practical experience
  4. Educational programs adjusted to international standards
  5. Employment alongside with studies
  6. Exchange programs
  7. Vibrant student life
  8. A flexible payment system
  9. Career development
  10. Scholarships

Education Programs in Caucasus International University

  1. Undergraduate Educational Program in Pharmacy
  2. Educational Program in Medicine
  3. Educational Program in Dentistry
  4. Undergraduate Educational Program in Georgian ViticultureWinemaking
  5. Postgraduate Educational Program in Georgian ViticultureWinemaking
  6. Undergraduate Educational Program in Journalism
  7. Undergraduate Educational Program in International Relations
  8. Postgraduate Educational Program in International Relations and International Security
  9. Doctoral Educational Program in Political Science
  10. Undergraduate Educational Program in Management
  11. Undergraduate Educational Program in Tourism
  12. Undergraduate Educational Program in Finances
  13. Postgraduate Educational Program in International Marketing
  14. Undergraduate Educational Program in Law
  15. Postgraduate Educational Program in Law

English Language Educational Programs in Caucasus International University

  1. Undergraduate Education Program of Pharmacy
  2. Educational Program in Medicine
  3. Educational Program in Dentistry
  4. Undergraduate Educational Program in Business Administration
  5. Postgraduate Educational Program in International Business Management
  6. Postgraduate Educational Program in International Marketing

All Bachelor’s programs typically include 240 ECTS, unlike Bachelor’s programs in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation which cover 247 ECTS
Language of Instruction – Georgian / English. Preconditions for Admission to Bachelor’s programs Based on the results of the unified national examinations, the citizens of Georgia holding a general education certificate are eligible for admission to Bachelor’s programs. Admission to the University without passing unified national examinations is allowed under the rule as provided for by the legislation of Georgia. After acquiring a status of a student at Caucasus International University, an applicant is required to submit his/her document certifying general education (i.e. General Education Diploma) or its equivalent, while an applicant subject to compulsory military service under the applicable legislation shall provide a document certifying his enlistment. Admission to the Bachelor’s programs is allowed under the mobility rule after completing one academic year of training. Mobility is permitted twice a year within the terms defined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia by observing the mandatory procedures approved under the act of the Director of the LEPL National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement and the regulations defined by the university. Admission to the Bachelor’s programs or enrollment by transfer from recognized higher education institutions of a foreign country shall be performed upon the decision/approval of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
The period and volume of training:
  1. One academic year lasts 38 weeks
  2. Duration of I Semester is: 19 weeks
  3. Duration of II Semester is: 19 weeks.

Out of the foregoing:

  1. Weeks 1-15 is a period of study with lectures-seminars and practical sessions, midterm examinations, presentations, and drafting and defense of papers.
  2. Weeks 16–18 is a period of final examinations.
  3. Week 19 – retake examinations occur.

History of Caucasus International University

The history of Caucasus International University started twenty-three years ago in 1995. It emerged in the higher education area of the country later transforming into one of the successful and best universities.

Caucasus International University served as a basis for the emergence of five accomplished Faculties (i.e. the Faculties of Business, Law, Social Sciences, Medicine, and Viticulture Winemaking) operated by highly  4 qualified academic personnel and equipped with the scientific-research centers that comply with international standards.

Currently, an area of approximately 17,000 sq.m. used for academic purposes is in the ownership of Caucasus International University. The CIU facilities include: student cafeteria, sports facilities, the library equipped with electronic technologies and book collections that consist of modern literature published in Georgian and other foreign languages, as well as study materials, the CIU multimedia center, laboratories of biochemistry and microbiology, and clinical skills development center equipped with modern technology, the anatomy study room equipped with modern molding machines, the scientific-research laboratory of neurosciences and applied physiology, phantom rooms, dental clinics for CIU students and residents, a simulated courtroom, a legal clinic, a tourism study room, marani “Kolkhi”, Scientific-Research Center of Viticulture-Winemaking, microvinification research laboratory, laboratories of wine chemistry, ampelography and microbiology, and a tasting room facilitating further professional growth of students.

Currently, an area of approximately 17,000 sq.m. used for academic purposes is in the ownership of Caucasus International University. The CIU facilities include: student cafeteria, sports facilities, the library equipped with electronic technologies and book collections that consist of modern literature published in Georgian and other foreign languages, as well as study materials, the CIU multimedia center, laboratories of biochemistry and microbiology, and clinical skills development center equipped with modern technology, the anatomy study room equipped with modern molding machines, the scientific-research laboratory of neurosciences and applied physiology, phantom rooms, dental clinics for CIU students and residents, a simulated courtroom, a legal clinic, a tourism study room, marani “Kolkhi”, Scientific-Research Center of Viticulture-Winemaking, microvinification research laboratory, laboratories of wine chemistry, ampelography and microbiology, and a tasting room facilitating further professional growth of students

Currently, Caucasus International University delivers 23 Bachelor’s, one-cycle, Master’s and PhD programs with Georgian and English as languages of instruction.
Since its establishment, many of the scientific innovations have been introduced and the operating structures and directions have been developed at Caucasus International University. The University continuously promotes improvement and development of both the study process and management.

Caucasus International University pays due attention to improvement of quality of education constantly taking into account the opinions of students and academic personnel. Students are actively engaged in the assessment of programs, courses, the faculty and study process in general.

The University, through active participation of the academic personnel and students, identifies priorities of teaching and research.

Caucasus International University actively cooperates with state and local self-governmental organizations.

CIU issues a trilingual peer-reviewed international scientific journal “Caucasus International University Herald”. which publishes scholarly papers and articles of Georgian and foreign researchers focused on latest scientific achievements.


Exchange programs in Caucasus International University:

  1. The Caucasus International University(CIU) students participate in one-semester exchange programs on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels at the University of Łódź (Poland).
  2. The Students of the Faculty of Business participate in one-semester exchange programs on Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels at the University of Alcalá (Spain)
  3. The Caucasus International University(CIU) students will participate in one-semester exchange programs on Bachelor’s and Master’s levels at the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland).

Bachelor’s Programs in Caucasus International University

The summative assessment of student’s performance envisages two constituent elements: interim assessments and the final examination assessment. Interim assessments mean weekly assessments along with the midterm examination assessment.
  1. A student may accumulate maximum 60 points in interim assessments in total, 40 points of which are assigned for weekly assessments, while 20 points are applied for midterm examination held in every subject once per semester.
  2. Final examination is mandatory, with its share of maximum 40 points within the assessment system.
  3. Minimum threshold of competence in interim assessments is 25 points
  4. Minimum threshold of competence in final examination is 16 points; except for the programs delivered by the Faculty of Medicine where the minimum threshold of competence is 20 points
  5. Upon accumulation of at least 51 points, the final examination shall be considered passed by a student.
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