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IBSU International Black Sea University


About University


The International Black Sea University (IBSU) was established in 1995 in Tbilisi, Georgia, and was opened by the second president of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze, and the former prime minister of Turkey Tansu Çiller in accordance with the decree of the Council of Ministers and the License of Opening given by the Ministry of Education of Georgia.

The university holds large-scale international conferences in different fields of science every year. Leading field scholars participate in the conferences.

The university is involved in numerous international projects (Erasmus +, DAAD, Tempus, Vishegrad Fund, and Black Sea Cross Border Cooperation) and is the recipient of numerous research grants from the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

In 2019, the International Black Sea University became a member of the Magna Charta Consortium, a globally recognized university association that brings together some of the world’s top 1000 universities.

The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with almost 70 leading universities and organizations around the world.

International Black Sea University has the objective of training Georgian and foreign students in scientific, technical, and professional fields of study, and of using these studies in the fields of pure and applied research for contributing to the economic and social necessities of Georgia and other countries.

International Black Sea University is committed to preparing highly qualified graduates equipped with modern theoretical and practical knowledge along with global human values and dedicated to lifelong learning with its quality management system in order to contribute to the formation and maintenance of a democratic civil society focused on peace and intercultural dialog through student and staff mobility and professional support from the friendly staff in a truly academic environment.


  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Faculty of Business and Computer Technologies
  • Faculty of Law

Student Life in Tbilisi


With a population of around 1.5 million people, the largest city in Georgia rocks a humid subtropical climate. The summers are very warm, and the winters considerably cold. Tbilisi also receives substantial rainfall throughout the year like any other part of Georgia. Furthermore, Tbilisi is a multicultural city that is home to over 100 ethnic groups including Georgians, Russians, Armenians, Kurds, and more.

This surprisingly enchanting city fascinates visitors at first glance. Tbilisi has the image of the harmoniously integrated city of ancient and modern and through centuries it has been home to people of multiple cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. This is especially evident in the city’s Old Town, where a mosque, synagogue, and Christian churches stand side by side. In addition to this Georgia’s capital hospitality permeates the mix of contemporary and traditional restaurants serving up local favorites.



International Black Sea University offers its students a dormitory that is equipped with all the necessary facilities: meals (3 times daily), study and restrooms, internet, and other technical facilities.

The university has student self-governance and clubs of various types. University students are actively involved in sports and cultural activities.

Electronic library databases and electronic resources facilitate continuous access to international educational and scientific materials for our students.



The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on the Humanities and Social Sciences is established as an international hub to bring excellence and innovation in research across the humanities and social sciences with a special focus on The Black Sea region, the Middle East, Europe, and America. The backbone through which the research center pursues these goals is its interlocking research strands spanning from Global History, International Relationships, Philosophy, and Anthropology through to History and Origin, Social and Economic Transformation, Linguistics and Cultural Documentation, and Digital Humanities. The research area also comprises a focus on Imperial and Global studies.

The sub-direction is economic research, which is a part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research. Interdisciplinary Research Center at International Black Sea University began to exist as a way to create interdisciplinary dialogue across the University’s faculties and schools, especially in the social sciences and humanities, as well as to build bridges among other structural units within the scientific scope.

It implies drawing together disciplinary perspectives at International Black Sea University and to disseminate new ideas to audiences across the Caucasus, Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.

Interdisciplinary Research Center is to create new resources for thought, stimulate interdisciplinary research and disciplinary innovation, establish new intellectual networks and affiliations, respond to emerging social and political challenges, engage new publics in humanities research, and help to shape public policy.


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