Batumi Navigation Teaching University Batumi Educational and Pedagogical University (BNTU) is a limited liability legal entity established under the Georgia Entrepreneurship Act. This is a legal form - Private Legal Entity. Its status as a university is given in accordance with the rules established in accordance with the Law of Georgia and acts as an autonomous higher education institution on the basis of the Constitution of Georgia, the Law of Georgia and the statute. History In 1999, the premises of which opened in 2002 the International Maritime Training Center "Mercury", "Batumi Naval College - Maritime School", whose purpose is the training / retraining and certification of seafarers. In 2007 - at the premises of Batumi Naval College - Maritime School, Batumi Navigation Institute - International Maritime Training Center, later (in 2008) he was named Batumi Navigation Training University (BNTU), and in 2013 he was allowed (right to study activity) on the basis of a resolution of the authorized council (№04, 15.02.2013). Achievement Educational activities. From 2013 till today BNTU successfully implements professional and academic higher (bachelor's, master's) educational programs. According to the decision of the Accreditation Council, the following programs are currently considered accredited at BNTU: Bachelor's educational programs - Ship Mechanics (№191, 10.12.2013), "Marine Navigation" (№190, 10.12.2013), " Organization and Management of International Transportation ”(No 192, 10.12.2013), Joint (Georgia-Ukraine) Program“ Basic Ship Engineering ”(No08, 24/07/2015); Master's Educational Program - Transport Logistics (№193, 10.12.2013). Moreover, the BNTU implements programs for training / retraining (courses) of naval pilots. Compliance with the International Quality Management Standard (ISO). The International Certificate of Quality is a guarantee of reliability, provision and continuous improvement of the quality of service at BNTU, expertise and competitiveness of personnel at the international level. Certificates of Compliance received by Batumi University of Navigation Training: Certificate of conformity of the quality management system (ISO): ISO 9001: 1994ISO 9001: 2000 (2004, 2008); ISO 9001: 2008 (2009, 2011, 2014); ISO 9001: 2015 International Certification Network: IQNet 2000 (2004, 2008); IQNet 2008 (2009, 2011, 2014); IQNet 2015 (2017). Compliance of BNTU as a maritime educational institution with international standards (external audit of BNTU by International Maritime Administration): Russian Register Certification System - Certificate of Compliance with the Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 1994, ISO 9001: 2000, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 9001: 2015); Audit of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) (2013); Recognition by the Maritime Administration of Honduras Recognition by the Maritime Administration of Panama Confirmation of BNTU compliance as a maritime educational institution acquired in Georgia (BNTU is audited by the Georgian Maritime Transport Agency). Recognition of the BNTU by a maritime school Certificate of recognition of a maritime educational institution, issued by the LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Annual Audit Results of the LEPL Maritime Transport Agency of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia: mid-term, final audit (2014); interim, final audit (2015); interim, final audit (2016); final audit (2017). Integration into the international field, education and research space Batumi University of Education is the founder of the scientific journal. Since 2016, BNTU is a co-founder of the international peer-reviewed scientific publication Innovative Economics and Management. Membership in international organizations BSAMI - Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions; Member of the International Consortium for Education and Scientific Cooperation.