Sokhumi State University is the first higher educational institution of Abkhazia's autonomous republic - the direct legal successor of the Sokhumi State Pedagogical Institute. It is a centuries-old school that carries the Georgian educational traditions, national and universally recognized values that determine multicultural systems' firmness.
The mission of the university is to train specialists of different educational levels who have a university education corresponding to the world's modern standards based on the main value of humanity - the latest scientific ideas, the receipt and dissemination of education, which will have a high sense of civic responsibility for integration in a global society. The university's doors are open to all students and professors despite ethnicity, social background, political and religious views. For Sokhumi State University, priority is developing such important spheres and areas as Georgian studies, Abkhazian studies, teacher education, exact and natural, humanitarian and sociopolitical sciences, law, and business administration. At the same time, Sokhumi State University needs to implement interdisciplinary spheres, short-term and effective programs to train highly qualified personnel relevant to the labor market, competitive, modern requirements.
Sokhumi State University helps internationalization, continuity, sustainability, and accessibility of education; from the point of view of this, it is important to actively participate in educational programs and research projects together with various foreign partners, their support, which, for its part, will give international recognition to the Sokhumi State University.