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  • Humanism, tolerance and equality
  • Liberty of speech, freedom of expression and decision making;
  • Fairness, transparency and publicity of decisions
  • Academic freedom, responsibility and integrity


Mission of Batumi Navigation Teaching University Ltd. is an answer of its founders, students, master’s students, vocational students and staff on the questions “Who we are? What and for whom we are doing?” and reflects their view on main objectives and priorities of BNTU.

„Batumi Navigation Teaching University is an open social and education system, which on the basis of institutional freedom principles is aimed at the following:

  • Compliance with International Quality Standards, integration into international space and support of social, economic and cultural development of the region;
  • Provision of equal conditions to receive education in discrimination-free, democratic and fair environment, support of realization of personal interests and potential, creation of the most preferable conditions for cultural, intellectual and personal development;
  • Creation of safe and comfortable physical, social–emotional and cognitive environment oriented to each member of BNTU community;
  • Development of modern infrastructure;
  • Implementation of educand support policy;
  • Carrying out of educational activity (Bachelor’s, Master’s and vocational educational programmes; training/retraining and professional development training-courses) in accordance with the Law of Georgia in the priority area of education –transportation (especially in marine field), its operation and service, administration, management etc., as well as in the areas corresponding to the public requirements and needs;
  • High level of research component in the field of transportation (especially in marine field);
  • Training of competitive experts with state-of-the-art knowledge and effective practical skills in Georgia’s and internationaleducation and labor markets, formation of motivation of fulfillment of personal, social and civil responsibilities, professional liabilities, observance of ethical standards, sharing of universal values, personal and professional development;
  • Obtaining image of leader in maritime education field internationally, in particular, Black Sea and Caucasus region;
  • Support of principles of continuous education, life-long learning and academic freedom.

Corporate strategy

“Uninterrupted business activity, sustainable development”.


BNTU in 2025 – Competitive higher education institution, integrated in international education, industry and scientific space, meeting international standards, work and study in which is equally prestigious. At the same time, BNTU is a reliable partner for educational, scientific and field organizations, which has popular brand recognized in European educational and industry field.


Main goals of Batumi Navigation Teaching University based on its mission:

  • provision of opportunities to obtain future-focused education, corresponding to current research and practice trends and innovations;
  • Training of competitive experts;
  • Formation of motivation of continuing education and life-long learning and promotion of development of their potential;
  • Integration into international educational, research, industry areas;
  • Becoming active member of the region’s social life.

For the period of 2019-2025, the following goals are still important for Batumi Navigation Teaching University:

  • Support of continuing education and life-long learning principles;
  • Satisfaction of requirements for obtaining education corresponding to a person’s interests and possibilities, competence development and retraining;
  • Focus on ideals of democracy and humanism, which is required for existence and development of civil society;
  • Academic freedom of teaching, learning and research;
  • Cooperation with Georgian and foreign higher educational and research institutions;
  • Cooperation with Georgian and foreign higher educational institutions for the purpose of supporting exchange programs of students and professors and mobility of students and academic staff of higher educational institutions;
  • Provision of complex of measures relating to the training of competitive experts in the field of maritime transport, logistics and other, in accordance with the Laws of Georgia On Higher Education, On Vocational Education, On Training and Certification of Mariners, International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-95) and other Georgian and international standards;
  • Offering of modern, academic higher (I and II stage) and vocational educational programs corresponding to the requirements and priorities of Georgian and international labor markets and of society, and provision of possibilities for obtaining high-quality education;
  • support of realization of personal potential, development of creative skills, self-realization, initiatives and life-long learning motivation of students/vocational students;
  • Training of new generation of competitive experts with state-of-the-art knowledge, with competencies corresponding to the current requirements and required for successful public and professional activity in local and international educational and labor market.

Key tasks

  • Enhancement of educational activity, elaboration and implementation of currently important programmes (vocational and higher educational programmes, training and retraining courses, etc.);
  • Assurance of quality of managerial, educational and scientific activities;
  • Development of BNTU common information area;
  • Maintenance of stability of BNTU staff, development of potential;
  • Creation and development of educand-oriented environment;
  • Proper planning of processes, introduction of changes and innovations;
  • Development of potential of BNTU educands and staff; development of BNTU infrastructure;
  • Creation of educand-oriented environment, support of research, cultural, cognitive, creative development;
  • Transformation of education content in compliance with the requirements of labor and education markets;
  • Promotion of staff working, professional advancement and self-development motivation;
  • Creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure and material and technical resources;
  • Improvement of information and communication systems, provision of remote access to e-resources;
  • Introduction of modern methods of control of management and teaching quality;
  • Establishment, enhancement and effective usage of partnership relations;
  • Carrying out of educational activity and formation of student-oriented environment;
  • Support of staff professional advancement and provision of academic freedom;
  • Application of modern methods of control of management and teaching quality;
  • Active involvement in region’s life and integration into international space;
  • Integration of BNTU into international educational, research and industry areas and international recognition, formation of image of competitive and reliable partner in local and international space.

For the period of 2019-2025, the following tasks are still important for Batumi Navigation Teaching University:

  • Provision of compliance of education quality with the requirements of Law of Georgia effective in the field of education and of International Standard ISO 9001:2015;
  • Development and implementation of high-quality educational programmes focused on the requirements of the public, labor and education markets, their continuous updating and involvement of field experts, scientists, potential employers, BNTU alumni and other concerned persons in this process;
  • Provision of educational programs with corresponding modern material and technical resources and information and communication technologies, carrying on sound educational process and creation of conditions corresponding to the current requirements;
  • Attraction of high-qualified staff and their involvement in educational and research processes;
  • Development and improvement of educational programme and education process monitoring , teaching and learning quality management systems;
  • Involvement of students/vocational students, academic staff, teachers/invited experts into the monitoring process for the purpose of provision of education quality and assessment of implementation of educational programme, and continuous improvement of teaching quality;
  • Improvement of teaching university structure and functions of structural units, and optimization of managerial decisions;
  • Improvement of working conditions and material motivation system for the employees;
  • Involvement of academic staff and students/vocational students in BNTU management process;
  • Creation of adapted environment and corresponding conditions for students with special educational needs;
  • Support of students/vocational students, their interests and satisfaction, development of skills, creative and intellectual activity, their active involvement in educational and research processes, arrangement of conferences, trainings, workshops etc.;
  • Preparation, translation and publication of textbooks, scientific papers and methodological materials for the purpose of availability of current trends in science and practice;
  • Establishment of close relationships with various enterprises, firms and organizations, scientists and field experts for the purpose of better preparation for practice, development of practical skills of students/vocational students and organization and implementation of internship to get experience;
  • Establishment of relationships with BNTU alumni and their involvement in University life etc.;
  • Carrying out of activity in accordance with the requirements of the Law of Georgia, STCW-95, and other International Conventions. Development of qualitative parameters of the service of education, simulator training/retraining of marine specialists;
  • Assistance in implementation of high management standards to partners and service sustomers for the purpose of training and certification of marine transport experts;
  • Maintenance and development of business relationships with leading maritime education institutions and global navigation and crewing companies.

Clinic of Eye Diseases, “Sagitarius” is a specialized eye hospital that applies innovative technologies for diagnostic and treatment of eye diseases and utilizes the most modern provisions regarding quality and services.

The clinic is equipped with unique equipment for performing microsurgical and laser operations, optical-electronic and computer means for diagnostics and treatment, devices of physiotherapy for eye diseases and many other output of ophthalmology.

The clinic performs diagnostic and treatment for the following diseases:

  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal dystrophy, maculo-dystrophy
  • Hemophthalmia, blurring of corpus vitreum
  • Eye diseases in children
  • Myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism (in adults and children)
  • Heterophthalmia (in adults and children) binocular stereovision disorder
  • Surgical and reconstructive surgery for eyelids
  • Accommodability spasm, amblyopia
  • Scleroplasty
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Conjunctivitis (viral, allergic, degenerative)
  • Keratitis
  • Blepharitis (demodectic, ulcerative and others)
  • Surgical treatment of lacrimal pathways (endonasal and cryocystorhinotomy)
  • Uveitis
  • Chalazion
  • Computer vision syndrome
  • Diagnostic and treatment of eye diseases emerged against the background of other diseases (diabetes mellitus, hypertonic disease and others)

The modern technical equipment of the clinic provides the possibility for effective and safe performance of diagnostic and treatment procedures.

Less traumatic, unbloody and non-stitched methods, laser treatment and types of physiotherapy are applied in our clinic. Department of Children Ophthalmology operates in the clinic. Appropriate glasses, contact lenses and special optic are selected. Receipt, examination and treatment for patients are conducted by the best ophthalmologists.

Address: #91 Gorgiladze Str., Batumi, Georgia.


Batumi Navigation Teaching University

Batumi Navigation Teaching University Ltd. (BNTU) is a Limited Liability Entrepreneurial Legal Entity established in accordance with the Law of Georgia On Entrepreneurs. It’s legal form   - Legal Entity of Private Law. Its status of the Higher Education Institution is assigned in accordance with the rules established in accordance with the Law of Georgia and acts as autonomous higher education institution on the basis of the Constitution of Georgia, Law of Georgia and its Articles of Association.

  • Complete name:  Batumi Navigation Teaching University Ltd.
  • Trade name:   Batumi Navigation Teaching University
  • Abbreviation:  BNTU
  • Legal address:   №38 Queen Tamar Ave., Batumi, Georgia
  • Logo:   logo bnsu18


History and nowadays

Our history

In 1999, “Batumi Maritime College – Seaman School” was established at the premises of which in 2002 International Maritime Training Center “Mercury” started its activities, aim of which is training/retraining and certification of mariners. In 2007, - At the premises of Batumi Maritime College – Seaman School, Batumi Navigation Institute - International Maritime Training Center was established, subsequently (in 2008) it was named as Batumi Navigation Teaching University (BNTU) and in 2013, it was authorized (right of educational activity) on the basis of resolution of Authorization Council (№04, 15.02.2013).


Educational activity.  Since 2013 up to date, BNTU successfully implements vocational and academic higher (Bachelor’s programme, Master’s programme) educational programmes. In accordance with the decision of Accreditation Council, the following programmes are considered accredited and implemented in BNTU at present: Bachelor’s educational programmes - «Ship Mechanics“ (№191, 10.12.2013), «Marine Navigation“ (№190, 10.12.2013), «Organization and management of international transportation“ (№192, 10.12.2013), joint (Georgia-Ukraine) programme “Ship’s main machinery” (№08, 24.07.2015); Master’s educational programme – “Transport Logistics” (№193, 10.12.2013). Moreover, BNTU implements training/retraining programmes (courses) of mariners.

Compliance with Quality Management International Standard (ISO). International Quality Certificate is a guarantor of reliability, provision and continuous improvement of service quality in BNTU, staff expertise and competiveness at international level. Compliance certificates obtained by Batumi Navigation Teaching University:

Confirmation of compliance of BNTU as maritime educational institution, acquired in Georgia (BNTU passes audit of Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia). Recognition of BNTU as maritime educational institution


Certificate of recognition of maritime training institution issued by LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Annual audit results of LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia : intermediate, final audit (2014); intermediate, final audit (2015); intermediate, final audit (2016); final audit (2017).

Integration into international field, educational and research space

Batumi Navigation Teaching University - the Founder of Scientific Magazine. Since 2016, BNTU is a co-founder of international peer-reviewed scientific publication “Innovative Economics and Management”.

Membership of international organizations

Visits made in BNTU

  • Malta Maritime Authority Lino C. Vassallo Executive Director Merchant Shipping,
  • Ministry of Communications and Works Department of Merchant Shipping, Costas Costaras Senior Marine Surveyor Head of Seafarers Division (Cyprus, Greece)
  • Milbright Inc Shipping Company, General Director Murad Huade - „Milbright Inc Shipping Company“ (Moscow, Russia) (2014);
  • Academic Society of Michal Baludansky, Michal Varchola, President of Society (Kosice, Slovakia) (2015);
  • „Baltic Group International” (Riga, Latvia), BGI Operations Manager Vladimir Yakovlev;
  • Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (Kiev, Ukraine), Vice-Rector Ph. D., Professor Eugeniy Trushliakov (2015);
  • Piri Reis Maritime University (Istanbul, Turkey) delegation, O. Erdogan, the Rector, and university lecturers and students (2015);
  • Zahid Sharifov, Prorectr of Baku State Maritime Academy (Memorandum of Cooperation was executed with the academy, 2015);
  • Gaurang Rami, professor,  Professor, Department of Economics, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (public lecture in BNTU, 2015);
  • Ihsan Gumrucu, Deputy Regional Manager of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication of Turkey (2015);
  • Delegation of Maritime Administration of Turkey: Jem Erdem, Head of Department of Certification of Mariners, Ihsan Gumrucu, Captain of Trabzon Port, and Tolga Sanal, nautical expert (purpose of a visit - Evaluation of standards of education and certification of mariners effective in Georgia, and execution of memorandum of understanding between Georgia and Turkey on bilateral recognition of certificates confirming competency of mariners, 2015);
  • Representatives of marine industry and higher educational institutions of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Slovakia: G. Kuzmenko, Professor, National Technological University of Central Ukraine, S. Rizhkov, Rector, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (Ukraine, Nikolayev), S. Shkarlet, Rector, Chernigov National Technological University, Zahid Sharifov, Prorectr of Baku State Maritime Academy (2015);
  • NT Management S.A. (Cyprus, Greece), Operator Tamaz Katamadze - „NT Management S.A.“ (2016);
  • . Rizhkov, Professor, the Rector of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (Ukraine, Nikolayev), Doctor Honoris Causa of Batumi Navigation Teaching University (2016);
  • Janis Sticenko, President of Association of Colleges of Latvia, the Director of Riga Marine College and his deputy, Livia Jankovska (2016);
  • Kitack Lim Secretary-General of International Maritime Organization (within International Maritime Forum), Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgia Ambassador to United Kingdom (2016);
  • Ministry of Roads & Transportation Ports & Shipping Organization (Iran), Head of Seafarers Standards of Training Directorate Capt. N. Alipour (2016);
  • I.R. of Iran Ministry of Roads & Urban Development Ports & Maritime Organization, Seafarers Affairs and International Specialized Agencies General Director Ali Akbar Marzban       (2016);
  • Intercargo International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (London, United Kingdom), Intercargo Manager David Jones – (2016);
  • Deniz Haber Ajansi (Turkey), Editor in Chief Recep Canpolat (2017);
  • Horacio Guillermo Vazquez Rivarola, representative of Manuel Belgrano National Nautical School (Argentina), Director of Maritime Museum (book presentation, 2017);
  • Farad Fawzi, deep-sea master, training manager of crewing company -Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., Vladimer Shelia, Director of Batumi Representation of the same company; George Kikvidze, deep-sea master, training manager (2017);
  • Delegation of Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (Ukraine, Nikolayev): representatives and dean, Prof. O. Rizhkov (2017);
  • Traditional gala reception dedicated to the International Day of the Seafarers held in BNTU (24.06.2017, attended by honorary guests: Frederic Kane, Director of Administration of Legal and Foreign Relationships of International Maritime Organization, US Coast Guard Admiral; Lino Vassallo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malta in the International Maritime Organization; Felicity Attard, LL.D, Institute of International Maritime Law; Vasileios Terzis, the owner and General Manager of Queensway, and representatives of the same company –Konstantinos Terzis and Evangeleos Kalianos; Recep Jambulat, editor of maritime newspaper Deniz Haber; Tamar Beruchashvili, Georgia Ambassador to United Kingdom, permanent representative of Georgia in International Maritime Organization (2017);
  • International III Research-to-Practice Conference held in BNTU, dedicated to the International Day of Seafarers - Current marine technologies, social and economic development problems and ways of their solution (24.06.2017), among participants of which were the following persons: Prof. O. Gryshnova, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University; Prof. I. Kalenyuk, Kyiv Vadym Hetman National Economic University; Prof. G. Kuzmenko, Technological University of Central Ukraine; S. Rizhkov, Rector of Nikolayev Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding; S. Shkarlet, Rector of Chernigov National Technological University, Zahid Sharifov, Prorector of Azerbaijan State Marine Academy; as well as, representatives of LEPL Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, LEPL Batumi Art Teaching University, LEPL Georgian Technical University, LEPL Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Teaching and Training Center -Anri Ltd.;  
  • Prof. G. Kuzmenko, Academic A. Bugai International Scientific-Technical University (Kiev, Ukraine) (2018).

BNTU Partners

Higher Education Institutions

  • Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding (Ukraine, Nikolayev);
  • NorthEast Maritine Institute (Massachusetts, USA);
  • Latvian Transport and Communication Institute (Riga, Latvia);
  • Chernigov National Technological University (Chernigov, Ukraine);
  • Academic Society of Michal Baludansky (Kosice, Slovakia);
  • Turkish Black Sea Technical University (Trabzon, Turkey);
  • Baku State Maritime Academy (Baku, Azerbaijan);
  • Kiev State Maritime Transport Academy (Kiev, Ukraine);
  • International Academy of Marine Sciences, Technologies and Innovations of Ukraine (Nikolayev, Ukraine);
  • Warsaw Management University (Warsaw, Poland);
  • Security Management University (Kosice, Slovakia);
  • Kosice Technological University (Kosice, Slovakia);
  • Technological University of Czech Republic in Prague (Prague, Czech Republic);
  • Piri Reis Maritime University (Istanbul, Turkey);


BNTU partners - Field organizations

  • “Poseidon”;
  • “Iberia Navigation +”;
  • “Fregat”;
  • “Elseri”;
  • “Internatonal Maritime Group”;
  • “Baltic Group International, Georgia”;
  • “Eurostar Marine”;
  • “Aries”;
  • “NONAT XXI”;
  • Gza Ltd;
  • BMS Georgia Ltd.;
  • BATOS SHIPPING LTD (Agency, forwarding company);
  • INFLOT BATUMI LTD (Agency, forwarding company);
  • TERO MARITIME AGENCY LTD (Agency, forwarding company);
  • Cargo Trans Group Ltd.;
  • Geo Trans Group Ltd. (Shipping company);
  • Batumi Rail Group Ltd.;
  • MRG Limited Ltd.

Sagitarius Ltd. – Medical Center for mariners, where BNTU prospective students, students, vocational students, alumni etc. may get medical check-up. With the support of this center BNTU carries out social security programmes

Non-entrepreneurial (Non-commercial) Legal Entity National Institute of Economic Research, partnership with which will promote implementation of joint programmes and involvement of BNTU academic staff and students in research activity

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