Ilia State University (ISU), located in Tbilisi, Georgia, is a higher education institution, established in 2006 as a merger of six different educational and research institutions. In its activities, Ilia State University follows the model of a research triangle. This justifies the existence of three interdisciplinary directions at the University:
- Georgian studies;
- Researches in fundamental and applied sciences;
- Participation in international research.
The university was the first university in Georgia to introduce principles of liberal education.