Georgian-Ukrainian Institute

Georgian-Ukrainian Institute of Languages and Culture of the International University of Georgia

On November 4, 2022, the Georgian-Ukrainian Institute of Languages and Culture was opened at the International University of Georgia – GIU (former name: Guram Tavartkiladze Tbilisi Educational University).

The Georgian-Ukrainian Institute of Languages and Culture’s establishment seeks to improve intercultural dialogue and scientific-educational goals of the Georgian and Ukrainian peoples.

Professor Giorgi Matiashvili, Rector of the International University of Georgia, opened the ceremony. The guests were welcomed by the university’s chancellor, Eliso Elisashvili, and Zoya Adamia, doctor of philology, head of the research support center, and director of the Institute of Georgian-Ukrainian Language and Culture.

Tatiana Kolotilova, first secretary of the Ukrainian Embassy in Georgia, and Valentina Marjanishvili, spokeswoman of the Ukrainian diaspora in Georgia, attended the ceremony.

The Institute promotes the adaptation of Ukrainians affected by the war in Georgia; as part of the project, interested Ukrainian residents will be able to study the Georgian language for free at the International University of Georgia – GIU. Hundreds of Ukrainians have already completed the course and acquired the basics of Georgian. The institute also hosts psychological, cognitive, and vital activities.