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The Institute for European Studies at TSU was established in 2007 under TACIS project. The main aim of creation of the Institute was to establish interdisciplinary and interfaculty scientific-research and teaching unit in South Caucasus region specializing in EU issues. Within this framework the first interdisciplinary Masters program in EU studies in English language has been developed based on four faculties of Tbilisi State University thus maintaining high level of autonomy from administrative point of view. During the negotiations before establishing the Institute, the most highly qualified experts and professors with Western education had been chosen from four faculties of TSU. These were Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities. Professors selected from these faculties were retrained in various EU Universities within the framework of Project and study visits have been organized.