The Abkhaz State University was established based on the State Pedagogical Institute of Sukhum, which opened in 1932.
SU lecturers and students are actively participating in many international scientific and creative forums. Similar events are regularly held at Abkhaz State University. Students and lectures(сотрудники) of ASU were allowed to upgrade their qualifications, continue their education in Graduate School and Doctoral Studies, and defend dissertations.
Since 2006 ASU has the status of an Autonomous National University, the founder of the Republic of Abkhazia. This opened new opportunities for the development of educational and scientific activities of the University.
The University's activities are based on universal and developing education principles, preserving education's fundamental nature with innovative technologies' active introduction. It aims to integrate ASU into the World Educational Space, ensuring its full participation in international programs to establish direct contacts and interaction with foreign countries' research and educational institutions.
To date, in the Abkhaz State University, there are:
8 Faculties, the Department/Brunch of Arts and 42 Departments, wherein various areas a level system of training is carried out: Undergraduate, Special, Graduate, and Postgraduate Studies;
More than 3,000 students, including international students;
several Dissertation Councils;
priority areas of research are Mathematics, Biology, Ecology, the cycle of Abkhaz Studies, Archeology, Pedagogy.