Sochi State University was established in 1989 as the Educational and Scientific Center for Training and Professional Development of staff for recreation and tourism industry. The main subdivision of the Center was the branch of the Kuban State University. Three years later the Branch University became Sochi State Institute for Recreation and Tourism and in 1997 acquires the status of a university. In 2011 Sochi State University of Tourism and Recreation was renamed to the Federal State budgetary educational institution of higher education “Sochi State University”. In 2017 Sochi State University acquired a special status – the status of Krasnodar region Flagship University.On 11 March, 2009 by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Galina Romanova – Professor, Dr. of Economics, was appointed rector of SSU. Nowadays there are 5 faculties at the State Sochi University: Faculty of Tourism and Services; Ecology and Engineering Faculty; Faculty of Economics and Management Process; Faculty of Social and Education Studies; Faculty of Law and also the Center for additional professional education. In 2010 SSU established the University college, and in 2011, the State Sochi University acquired “The Sochi economic and technological college” (the oldest college of Krasnodar Region) as a structural division. So the “The university economic and technological college” was established as a result of merging of two colleges into one. SSU also has a branch university in Anapa (350 km up the Black see coast).
TOURISM AND SERVICE FACULTY
ECONOMIC AND MANAGEMENT PROCESS FACULTY
ECOLOGY AND ENGINEERING FACULTY
SOCIAL STUDIES AND PEDAGOGICS FACULTY