New CEEMAN member: International Black Sea University
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Founded in 1995 as the first private university in Georgia, located in Tbilisi, International Black Sea University, LLC, (IBSU) has been engaged in teaching and research since then. The University is the first English-language educational institution to offer programs in both English and Georgian at all three stages of study.

IBSU has created a multicultural, student-centered learning environment. High level of education is provided by local and international invited professors, educational programs focused on transferable skills and activities. The teaching process implies modern teaching methods and is based on the latest technologies. The role of modern technology and its impact on the employment market, as well as the need for analytical thinking, teamwork, decision-making, planning and prioritization are taken into account in the process of curriculum development and implementation. As a result, educational programs are focused on both – local and international employment market requirements. In terms of student and staff exchange, the university collaborates with leading universities of Europe, Asia and the US.

Studies and projects
The University issues English-language international peer-reviewed journals in various fields of science twice a year. The editorial boards of journals are staffed by internationally recognized field specialists and researchers. TheUuniversity holds large scale international conferences in different fields of science every year. Leading field scholars participate in the conferences.

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

International Cooperation
In 2019, IBSU became a member of the Magna Charta Consortium, a globally recognized university association that brings together some of the world’s top 1,000 universities.The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with almost 70 leading universities and organizations around the world. It is a member of the Union of Francophone Universities and recently became member of CEEMAN.

Employment, Student Life and Services
The University has student self-governance and clubs of various types. University students are actively involved in sports and cultural activities. The Career Development Service assists students in career planning. Over 90% of graduates are employed. Electronic library databases and electronic resources facilitate the continuous access to international educational and scientific materials four our students.

Grants Policy
The grants policy is aimed at supporting successful students. The University has a variety of inner funding facilities and more than 60% of students get inner university funding.

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