Anthem and Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms Description
Four field « Eurpean » shield.
On the first azure field, six silver (white) open books signify the six academic departments of the Ilia State University. Books bear inscriptions of the three freedoms that lie at the heart of the University: academic freedom, freedom of consience and freedom of choice.
The second field bears a large purple cross forming four parts with Bolnuri-Katskhuri crosses within. The Georgian National Flag signifies the State status of the University.
The third field with two half silver and half purple crossed keys of Andrew signify that the University holds the methods of educations.
On fourth azure (blue) field three polecat (ermine) fur welted purple academic caps signify the past of the two higher education insitutions – Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Insitute and Ilia Chavchavadze Institute, their merger and the furture of the newly formed Unievrsity.
Beneeth the shield of the coat of arms, the motto ribbon bears the latin inscription « LIGAMUS », signifying « We Unite ». i.e. the University’s aspiration to unite research and education, bring together existing knowledge, creating new understanding and passing it on to students and society.