Tbilisi-SSATU

Tbilisi-SSATU

 

 

Name of the Institution: Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Teaching University

 

Name of the representative: Shorena Parunashvili (head of the International Relations Departement)

 

Status in NELCEE: Member

 

Contact details

Address: 4a G. Abesadze str. 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel.: (+995 32) 98 95 16

Fax:  (+995 32) 98 95 16

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Web:   www.sabauni.edu.ge

 

 

Short description of the Institution:

 

Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Teaching University was founded in 2002.  Initially named Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Institute of Philosophy, Theology, History and Culture it only implemented a program of theology. In 2009 it also launched a faculty of law and the Master’s program for Theology and thus received the status  of the University. The same year the University obtained state accreditation.

 

Since its inception the University was the only educational institution which offered a full bachelor’s program in theology.  The university in essence is ecumenical as its students practice various Christian confessions. Its Faculty of Theology conducts various workshops and conferences  which have ecumenical objectives. The academic staff is composed of dignitaries and public figures belonging to the Georgian Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church. The University also publishes an ecumenical journal Dialogue.  The University prides itself in having translated vast theological literature materials from European languages into Georgian.  The university has one of the best libraries of the theological-philosophical books in the Caucasus.

 

The university is interested in collaboration with other European universities and educational institutions, in the exchange of the professors, participation in the scientific research projects and  development of students exchange programs. All this will help the students to establish contacts, expand knowledge and develop expertise in theology.