Abkhazian State University

Abkhazian State University

Infobox University
name = Abkhazian State University
native_name = unicode|Аҧснытәи Аҳәынҭқарратә Унивирситет
Абха́зский госуда́рственный университе́т
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established = 1979
type = Public
rector = Aleko Gvaramia
city = Sukhumi
country = Abkhazia
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The Abkhazian State University is the only university in Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia. It was founded in 1979 on the basis of the Sukhumi Pedagogical Institute.cite book |author=Haber, Erika |authorlink= |editor= |others= |title=The myth of the non-Russian: Iskander and Aitmatov's magical universe |edition= |language= |publisher=Lexington Books |location=Lexington, Mass |year=2003 |origyear= |pages= p. 69|quote= |isbn=0-7391-0531-0 |oclc= |doi= |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=JBuQRtfmFxAC&pg=PA69&dq=%22Abkhazian+State+University%22&lr=&as_brr=3&ei=r2dxSMquOojosQOnyoiyBg&sig=ACfU3U3OwGv9xfOncchEjnXntdZTwshI7w |accessdate=] Its first rector was Zurab Anchabadze.Fact|date=July 2008

The university consists the departments of physics and mathematics, biology and geography, history, philology, economics, law; pedagogical and agro-engineering departments.

The first college in Abkhazia, "Sukhumi Agro-pedagogical Institute" was founded in 1932 and transformed into "Maxim Gorky Pedagogical Institute" next year. Following the rallies and street demonstrations in 1978 it was transformed into Abkhazian State University with Abkhaz, Georgian and Russian sectors.cite book |author=Hewitt, George B. |authorlink= |editor= |others= |title=The Abkhazians |edition= |language= |publisher=St. Martin's Press |location=New York |year=1998 |origyear= |pages= p. 174|quote= |isbn=031221975x |oclc= |doi= |url= http://books.google.com/books?id=MNOHKnF1nl8C&pg=PA174&dq=%22Abkhazian+State+University%22&lr=&as_brr=3&ei=r2dxSMquOojosQOnyoiyBg&sig=ACfU3U30r5wuKHsmXZ9QOIZNI3wvHKyzCg|accessdate=] In 1989 Georgian students demanded that the Georgian sector be transformed into a branch of the Tbilisi State University. This was opposed by the Abkhaz and eventually led to the clashes in the city.Kaufman, Stuart J. (2001), "Modern Hatreds: The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War", p. 104-5. Cornell University Press, ISBN 0801487366.]


External links

* [http://www.abkhaziagov.org/ru/state/culture/university.php Official information on the Abkhazian State University]

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