26 years have passed since Caucasus International University (CIU) – LLC was founded. The University operates as a Legal Entity of Private Law – a limited liability company. The university was founded as a medical institute “Clinitsist” in 1995. The university received a license from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Georgia in the same year. In 2005 it was granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Higher Education Institution. In 2006, the name and founders of the institute “Clinitsist” were changed and it was formed as a multi-profile higher education institution – Caucasus International University – LLC.
Caucasus International University Awards
“Leader of 2018” – Caucasus International University was nominated at the 48th National Business Leaders Award Ceremony. The event was organized by Georgian National Business Ratings Union and the Swiss Rating Association.
On March 4, 2019, by the unanimous decision of the Accreditation Council members of Higher Educational Programmes of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, the number of CIU students increased by 2700 and has been defined in total as 7400.
CIU offers Bachelor’s, One-step, Master’s, and Doctoral programs.
International Relations Department defines the priorities of international collaboration with various universities, higher education institutions, scientific-research centers, and foundations all over the world. It provides the establishment of international contacts of the university, participation of students, academic and administrative personnel in exchange programs and internships; invitation of guests from different universities; participation of scientists and researchers in international conferences; attraction of international students at CIU; involvement of the university in international projects; working out educational projects with foreign universities; partnership with international organizations; finding new partner higher education institutions.
Affiliation and Recognition of LLC Caucasus International University
World Health Organization (WHO);
World Federation for Medical Education (WFME);
Foundation for the Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER);
Organization of PhD training programs in the field of biomedical and medical sciences in the European system (ORPHEUS);
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE);
Association of Medical Universities of the Kyrgyz Republic (AMUKR);
Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE);
Asian Medical Education Association (AMEA);
International Network of Higher Education Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE);
International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA);
Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN);
Asian Medical Students Association (AMSA)
The Department of Scientific Researches coordinates the scientific activities of Caucasus International University. University supports the establishment of a partnership with academic circles, business companies, the public sector, and non-governmental structures both locally and internationally to widen the scope of new knowledge and introduce the practice.
CIU scientific portal allows strengthening integration with CIU academic/scientific personnel and offers a platform for creating new projects, interdisciplinary partnerships, and sharing knowledge and experience.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
The faculty of Medicine has been operating since 1995 and has numerous successful and highly qualified alumni.
CIU is a member of The World Directory of Medical Schools (World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER)).
Caucasus International University was included in the list of acknowledged foreign Medical Institutions by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 2016 and it became a member of the International Association for Medical Education “AMEE” in 2018.
The Faculty offers the following accredited Educational Programs:
Undergraduate Educational Program in Pharmacy;
Educational Program in Medicine;
Educational Program in Medicine, the language of instruction is English (for entrants admitted through Unified National Exams);
English Educational Program in Medicine;
Educational Program in Dentistry;
English Educational Program in Dentistry;
Therapeutic Dentistry Residency Program.
Practical classes are conducted in leading Georgian clinics and Medical Institutions, thus allowing successful students to be employed in the future.
Anatomical Theatre and Clinical Skills Center are functioning at the faculty of Medicine, Caucasus International University. They are equipped with the latest educational-medical technologies – modern computer and high-tech equipment, simulators, and other educational models manufactured by the International Corporation “3B Scientific”. The above-mentioned corporation represents the world leader company in the manufacturing of anatomical and medical–biological patterns (Hamburg, Germany). Medical simulators imitate real patients, which provides the development of students’ clinical and communicative skills. Clinical Skills Centre aims to give efficient and up-to-date education in clinical and practical skills to future doctors. Students have an opportunity to acquire basic clinical, emergency, obstetrics and gynecological, resuscitation, therapeutic, and surgical practical skills. Clinical Skills Centre plays an important role in the upbringing and formation of highly qualified medical personnel.
Within the framework of the Dentistry Program, Phantom Cabinets and University Dental Clinic are operating at the university, which enables students to have direct contact with patients from an early stage of studies.
Teaching at the faculty is carried out in accordance with international standards. The University provides all the conditions for gaining high-quality knowledge and leading an interesting student life. Academic courses are conducted by highly-qualified academic personnel and visiting professors.
Printed and electronic book fund which is in the possession of the university and is compatible with the literature mentioned in the syllabi of educational programs, is used to ensure the quality of the study process. Currently, there are in total of 23971 units in the book fund of the university library. The number of textbooks corresponding to the educational programs is 18614 and they are indicated in educational programs, and 5357 units are supporting literature.
The library has subscribed to 30 different periodicals. 22 scientific (Georgian, Russian, and English) journals and 8 newspapers. The university library is included in the International Electronic Library Network and has become a member of the Georgian Library Association since 2010. The students are allowed to access 24 types of international scientific databases, electronic books, use copies, and compact discs which are available at the library.
The electronic library program is available at the CIU library. It is printed as well as an electronic catalog organized in accordance with library principles with book funds and electronic cards of readers. A registration journal and reader cards function at the library.
STUDENT LIFE IN CIU
Caucasus International University (CIU) students have the opportunity to obtain detailed information on student life and services.
Caucasus International University plays a significant role in the public, and social/cultural life of the country and contributes to the development of the country and society. In addition, it facilitates the development and implementation of effective learning tools. Various events are systematically organized in the university. Every academic year at Caucasus International University is distinguished by the number of events and thematic diversities.
Student life significantly defines the formation of an individual’s professional and personal values; correspondingly, CIU is oriented toward creating a healthy student environment at the university. Our aim is to assist and allow every student to reveal himself/herself, develop his/her sphere of interest and participate in student events on behalf of the university.
CIU Art Studio organizes summarizing exhibitions annually.
The ensemble Caucasian unites students interested in folk songs and instruments. The ensemble is actively involved in University events and various charitable activities.
Theater troupe -Wine Theatre is successfully functioning in CIU. The troupe annually participates in an international festival of amateur student theatres – Mask and wins prizes.
The club of the cheerful and sharp-witted has been established at CIU. The team Old Boys has won the title of Georgian Champion for the second time during the last three years.
CIU is actively concerned with the employment of students during the student period as well as after graduation. Career Development Service has been functioning at Caucasus International University since 2012, aiming at facilitating career planning for students and alumni. The service supports them to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in professional careers.
The goal of the service is to support the career and professional development of entrants, students, and graduates to carry out the following activities:
Offer consultations on professional orientation and career planning;
Organize events and projects facilitating employment and career development;
Conduct social research (labour market, indicator of student employment, etc.);
Develop a Job Search Strategy for students and graduates;
Produce/update the base of a potential employer;
Produce/update database of job seekers;
Hostel And Mess Facilities available at LLC Caucasus International University
University has a very good hostel campus with free Wifi access. Accommodations for students are available as singles, doubles, and triples. Additionally, there are separate hostels for women and men. All hostels are furnished with beds, chairs, tables, and other necessary items. Facilities within the campus include a supermarket, a clinic, a pharmacy, etc. The hostel is monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.
Students have all conditions for comfort: heating, cooling, TV, Internet, bathroom, kitchen, and security.
Feel safe and supported
Student Support Officers are responsible for student support including your welfare and all matters of discipline. The security of the Hostel also makes sure our campuses are safe and secure.
Efficient Internet connection
Students can use the internet for study anytime.
Electricity, water, heat, gas, garbage disposal services, expanded cable TV service, Ethernet Access, and some laundry.
Near to the university
The advantage of our accommodation, as opposed to others, is the closeness to the University. The Hostel is located 15 minutes distance from CIU, which makes it more comfortable for the students.