Caucasus International University
Caucasus International University is one of the best universities of Georgia. The university was established in the year 1995. Caucasus International University was recognized as the center of higher learning 2005 and 2007 and all the programs of the university passed authorization and accreditation for a period of five years in the year 2012. The university was started with the motive to provide the best medical education in Georgia to the local as well as international students. CIU employs dedicated and talented teaching staff with great experience from around the world which is one of the main attractions for the international students.
The Caucasus International University works on the principles of teaching on ancient traditions of Gelati and Ikalto along with incorporating higher education standards and methods that are established in Europe. Guided by the Bologna Process and the Copenhagen Declaration, the European mode of learning used in CIU for higher education makes it easy for international students to fit in.
At present, the Caucasus International University offers Bachelor, One-step (in Georgian, English and Russian), Master and Doctoral programs in various fields of medicine. The university has gained high popularity for providing high quality education and practical training and that too at a very low tuition fee. The courses offered in the Faculty of Medicine in CIU are listed below:
- Bachelor Degree Program in Pharmacy
- Bachelor Degree Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- One-Step Educational Program in Medicine
- One-Step Educational Program in Dentistry
- Educational Program in Medicine (English)
- Educational Program in Dentistry (English)
- Educational Program in Dentistry (Russian)
- Educational Program in Pharmacy (English)
- Educational Program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (language of instruction – English)
The Faculty of Medicine of Caucasus International University is registered with the Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education and Research “FAIMER-IMED” and World Health Organization “AVICENNA” since 2012 academic year. The students who complete their MBBS from CIU are eligible to work in any part of the world. Many curses at CIU are taught in English language which is a benefit to the international students.
Caucasus International University has maintained very good relationships with other international medical universities. The students studying MBBS in CIU are provided with the opportunity to take part in exchange programs, seminars and projects in other countries. This helps the medical students to gain more experience and knowledge in their field.
The university has some affiliated hospitals where the students studying MBBS and other medical courses are provided with practical training and clinical rotations. The students pursuing MBBS in Caucasus International University spend an approximate 105 weeks in clinical training during their course and this amount to about 50%-74% of their total training period as students of medicine.
The students pursuing MBBS, MD or any other course in Caucasus International University are provided with the best facilities in the university campus. The hostels are well equipped with all the modern facilities and infrastructure. The hostel rooms are equipped with 24 hour heating, air conditioning system, TV, internet access and electricity. The kitchen of the hostel is very hygienic and the food served in the canteen of the university is of very good quality.
The university campus is well secured with 24 hour security guards. The campus of CIU has a large library which has more than 10000 volumes of the reading material and books. The students have access to many activity centres like sports club, gym, swimming pool etc. Apart from studies, the students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities.