The history of Sokhumi State University has begun since 1932, when
by the regulation of Georgian government Sokhumi Pedagogical Institute was
founded. In 1979 Sokhumi State University was established on its base, which
was the fourth in the Caucasus and the second in Georgia. As a result of tragic
events in Abkhazia in 1992-93 the Georgian part of the Sokhumi State University
has been expelled from their native town and the university continues its
activities in Tbilisi.
Programs in Sokhumi State University regularly undergo improvement
and are through the self-evaluation process. Sokhumi State University trains
specialists into many directions mainly for the regions, especially for the
population living near the conflict zone and in the conflict zone, where the
major part of the internally displayed persons of our country live.
SSU has 7 faculties: Education, Humanities, Social and
Political Sciences, Natural Sciences and Health Care, Law, Economics and
Business, Mathematics and Computer Sciences; more than 3000 students, about
SSU has Globally recognized diplomas and accredited
programs: Bachelor’s programs – 27, Master’s programs- 23, Doctoral programs –
SSU implements a number of international exchange
programs at all levels for students, including a fully funded Erasmus+ exchange
programs, where they can gain a scholarship to study and research at different
higher education institutions.
Sokhumi State University participates in various international
projects initiated by the UN, European Commission, cooperates with Humboldt,
Max Planck, Friedrich Ebert international funds; was involved in Tempus projects,
among them especially successful was DOIT project. Today the university is
involved in several Erasmus + projects, including DARE - project. SSU has
accomplished various activities in the framework of DARE project, including:
creation of free Georgian and English Classes, free Computer Class for ethnic
minority students, for students with learning disabilities, purchasing of modern computer technologies, involvement of
ethnic minority students and students
with learning disabilities in scientific conferences and in different student
DARE Project Responsibilities:
Sokhumi State University carries out Bachelor programs of Teacher Education and Inclusive Education, as well as Master programs of Psychology of Education and Education Sciences. Mainly disadvantaged groups of people of the regions, children from poor families, students from the conflict zone and bordering villages study these programs. The academic staff are employed at the Bachelor and Master programs of the Faculty of Education of SSU, who have experience in teaching, implementation and dissemination of inclusive education. Although we have some experience in providing access to education for people, regions, disadvantaged young people, we believe that sharing and implementing experience of higher education institutions involved in the project, as well as introducing such experience at resource centres and educational institutions existing in the regions will contribute to the expansion of access to education and self-realization for disadvantaged youth.We believe that access to education for disadvantaged groups of people of the region, should be divided into several stages:
- Sharing experience of higher education institutions involved in the project on this issue;
- Develop the programs to access to education for disadvantaged groups of people, people from the regions;
- Finding thematic materials developed on the basis of the mentioned programs and creating one information database.
- Piloting projects in higher education institutions.
- Publishing piloted materials in a textbook.