Our Mission and Vision


The mission of a teaching university BAU International University, Batumi, is to support and implement the values of the healthcare and medical education by promoting the highest scientific and ethical standards, initiate new learning methods, new instructional tools, and innovative management to continuously develop modern educational approaches in academia, in a strive improve the health of many peoples by training medical professionals.

BAU International University, Batumi, promotes a global vision by establishing multicultural teaching and research environment, based on the principles of excellence and continuous enhancement of the quality of teaching, research and clinical practice.

University acts as the active member of the global network, participating in global transfer of knowledge supporting implementation of joint educational programs and scientific, research projects, integration of faculty and students into the global educational and scientific arena and providing global career opportunities for graduates.

Enver Yücel – Founder

Enver Yücel is the Founder and Chairman of BAU Global and Bahçeşehir Ugur Educational Institutions (BUEI), Turkey's largest private education provider. Mr. Yücel is considered one of Turkey's leading educational experts from pre-K through university education. His innovative ideas and practices are on the forefront of educational development in Turkey and around the world. 

He was awarded the "Outstanding Service Award" by the National Turkish Grand Assembly in 2008. Enver Yücel was awarded the "Education Award" by the American Turkish Council in 2010. Mr. Yücel received the 2014 UNCA Special Award for his role in contribution to '' Global Education ''. Being the first Turkish person to receive an award in this field, Enver Yücel received his award from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.



Message from our Rector

Giorgi Tshkhvediani

Dear Visitor,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to BAU International University Batumi.

BAU International University Batumi is a relatively new and vibrant higher educational institution in Georgia, which strives for highest standards of academic excellence. We are registered and operate in Georgia, but the same time we are a part of BAU Global with the head campus in Istanbul, Turkey and 8 other locations across three continents.

BAU International University Batumi runs a MD degree-leading English-instructed program. The majority of our medical students are international and come from many different countries of our region and beyond.

Our Faculty of Medicine operates in conjunction with a modern high-tech teaching hospital. Our faculty members come with diverse educational and professional backgrounds from different parts of the World. We offer to our students the enabling environment for effective learning and continuous self-development where they master not only basic and clinical sciences but acquire global vision for human development, respect for universal rights, and ability to successfully function in multicultural settings.

It is our strong belief that a true medical doctor can only be raised by combining clinical excellence and deep respect for human life through its biological, social and cultural dimensions. We build the medical and healthcare competencies of our students by applying diverse teaching and learning aids, such as modern labs, patient simulation devices, hands-on clinical exposures, and contemporary public health intervention methodologies. It is our ambition that our graduates can fit the licensure requirements in different advanced healthcare systems. Therefore, we offer to USMLE (United State Medical Licensing Examination) preparation courses as an elective option.

And lastly, our students and faculty enjoy multiple options of social life and leisure opportunities in a beautiful city of Batumi at the Black Sea coast.