Faculty of Computer Technologies and Engineering

Research Focus

The direction of Informatics carries out research in the following areas: Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Robotics, New trends in Programming, Data Mining and Optimizations. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in Conferences on Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics in Education, Signal Processing and publish their researches in the Journal of Technical Sciences and other International Journals including SCI journals. We have research groups supported by students in programming and robotics.

The direction of Industrial Engineering carries out research in the following areas: Artificial Intelligence, Operation Research, Control Theory, and Industrial Management. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They participate Conferences on World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society and Multi Criteria Decision Making, Business Process Management and Production Planning and publish their researches in the Journal of Technical Sciences and other International Journals including SCI journals.

The direction of Computer Science (Master Level) carries out research in the following areas: Wireless Communication, Virtual Private Networks, and Web Programming. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in Conferences on Computer Science, IEEE Conferences, Applied Mathematics, Statistics in Education, and publish their researches in the Journal of Technical Sciences and other International Journals including SCI journals. Research Methodology course aims to publish master student’s papers in IBSU journals.

The direction of Computer Science (Doctorate Level) carries out research in the following areas: Time Series Analysis, Terminal Control, Symbolic Computation Techniques, and Computer Algebra Systems. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in Conferences on Computer Science, IEEE Conferences, Applied Mathematics, and other international conferences in the related fields and publish their researches in the Journal of Technical Sciences and other International Journals including SCI journals. Publication of Doctorate students are published in International Journals as well as IBSU journals.

Faculty of Education and Humanities

Research Focus

The direction of Educationcarries out research in the following areas: theoretical (pedagogical, psychological, philosophic) issues of the educational process as well as innovative practices in education and English language teaching. Such issues as teaching / study motivation, classroom and institutional management and leadership, globalization in education are of special interest. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the Conference on Education, English Language Teaching, English Language and Literatures in English organized by the faculty and the Silk Road International Conference, publish their research in the Journal of Education. MA and PhD research also plays a great role in the research priorities.

The direction of Philologycarries out research in the following areas: English (literature, linguistics) and Turkish (literature, linguistics) Philology. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the Conference on Education, English Language Teaching, English Language and Literatures in English organized by the faculty and the Silk Road International Conference, publish their researches in the Journal of Education and Journal of Humanities. MA and PhD research also plays a great role in the research priorities.

The direction of American Studiescarries out research in the following areas: American politics, economy, society, culture, gender studies, and literature.  No longer can we remain encapsulated in a world of our “own kind”. Interacting with overseas scientists, gaining scientific knowledge and the ability to interact with people of other cultures through scientific research conferences and scientific journals is vital for our success in the modern world. American Studies program facilitates this process by inviting American Fulbright Scholars every year via the U.S. Embassy in Georgia to deliver lectures on different issues and exchange ideas with Georgian Scholars. The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning the above issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the Conference on American Studies organized by the faculty and the Silk Road International Conference, publish their research in the Journal of Humanities. 

Faculty of Social Sciences

Research Focus

The direction of International Relations carries out research concerning various aspects of international relations.The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. The Faculty of Social Sciences organizes the annual student conference in Social Sciences. Students of direction of IR also participate in different research conferences, forums and student camps organized by various international and local organizations.

The direction of Economics has a strong coverage in three areas: Economic Theory, Finance, and Macroeconomics. By focusing on these three core areas, the direction offers a unique, specific educational experience and possibilities for research. Aside from traditional coursework, research and special lectures, the department holds monthly seminars to encourage collaboration and communication within these three disciplines. The seminars attract top scholars in the field of economics to discuss their work and also provide a forum for faculty and students to present their recent research .Along with the traditional conferences such as Silk Road International Conference, members of the direction participated in conferences, such asThe International conference New Challenges of Economic and Business Development, and in yearly report of IMF in Georgia.

 

Faculty of Business Management

Research Focus

The direction of Finance carries out research in the following areas: banking and financial institutions, capital market reforms, insurance sector development, corporate finance related issues, IPO-s in infrastructure sectors, IFRS, FDI, etc.

The academic staff participates in various conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the conference on Business and finance organized by the faculty, IBSU and its partner universities, as well as other domestic and international organizations. Academic staff members publish their research in the Journal of Business. MA and PhD research and students’ involvement in the above mentioned activities also plays a great role in the research priorities.

The direction of management carries out research in the field of business activity concentrating on theoretical and practical issues including cases of business experience: theoretical issues of the general management process, such asthe modern tendencies of management theory and international practice so Georgian-specific characteristics, the challenges of international and local economic processes,as well as innovative practices in management of commercial, non-commercial, state or non-governmental organizations, that makes the foundation for establishing and development in Georgian creative business environment and market economy. Special attention is paid to the research, which is oriented on speedily changing market problems.The academic staff participates in various local and international conferences concerning these issues, their papers are published in conference proceedings and journals. They regularly participate in the Silk Road International Conferences organized by IBSU and the other conferences, publish their research in the Journal of Business. MBA and PhD research also plays a great role in the research priorities.

The direction of Marketing - research is a mainstay of our University and is an important foundation for teaching. It is especially important to us in this regard that the research has a practical application. The focus of our research activities is on the expansion of scientific knowledge. Basic research geared to problem-solving together with our practical orientation is an important basis for the education of our students. 

Ambitious faculty members research, support and pass on their knowledge to others.  Thus, we continue to provide both young and experienced academics with attractive research conditions.   Junior researchers are specifically supported at our university. 

Curiosity, active research and the continued learning of our researchers ensure highly relevant insight and knowledge at IBSU. In the interests of our students and faculty members, we believe it is vital to keep up to date in order to play a key role in the well-being of society as a whole. 

The direction of Tourism carries out research intourism field, namely:

1. To research and create a database of tourism potential resources in Chokhatauri municipality, Guria region, June-October, 2014

2. To research and create a database of cultural heritage tourism potential in 12 municipalities of Imereti region, March –September, 2014

3. To research and create a database of hotels/guest houses in Tbilisi and publication of a directory (Starts from October, 2014)

(Research techniques: cabinet regime, internet resources/statistics, snow ball principles, surveys, questionnaires)

Results:  Investigated resources, ready data base, created websites

Researchers: Tourism Program staff, Junior and Senior students