NJCU Announces International Academic Partnership with Caucasus University in the Republic of Georgia

April 25, 2022
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. | New Jersey City University (NJCU) has announced it has entered into an innovative international academic partnership with Caucasus University (CU) in the Republic of Georgia to offer students the ability to complete a 1+1+1 bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

Launching in Fall 2022, this accelerated joint degree program is the first of its kind between the universities and will allow students to have access to cybersecurity experts and faculty across both institutions. Through the international program, students from CU will be taught by instructors on their campus in year one, NJCU and CU will share instruction in year two on the Caucasus campus in Tbilisi, Georgia, and students will complete their third year on NJCU’s campus in Jersey City as part of an exchange agreement.

NJCU President Sue Henderson said: “This creative new partnership further positions NJCU as a leader in international programming as we look to provide opportunities to further our mission around the world. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields of the future and we are excited to launch this program with our partners at Caucasus University.”

Caucasus University President Dr. Kakha Shengelia said: “I am proud that this program is a product of the selfless work of our universities, and has been granted unconditional, 4-year accreditation, full compliance with every standard according to the Georgian legislation. I am delighted that Caucasus University is implementing this program in partnership with New Jersey City University, which is the state's most comprehensive educational space; it is referred to as the National Center for Academic Excellence in the field of Cyber Defense Education. We are proud of this outstanding partnership.”

For more information about this innovative international cybersecurity program, please visit www.njcu.edu/georgia.

About NJCU:
New Jersey City University is an institution of higher learning with an audacious goal: the development of our students, our city, our communities, our state, and the world beyond. We are a game-changing force for our students and their families. Whether our students are enrolled in one of our 50 undergraduate, 30 graduate or three doctoral programs at our three locations — our main campus in Jersey City, our School of Business located in the heart of the Jersey City Financial District, or our newest location at NJCU @ Fort Monmouth which expands bachelor's and master's degree offerings along the Jersey Shore, NJCU provides an affordable, diverse environment, and an exceptionally supportive faculty—all of which prepares them to be critical thinkers in a global landscape.

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Ira Thor
, Senior Director of University Communications and Media Relations | ithor@njcu.edu | 201-200-3301