University History

Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Teaching University was founded by the catholic bishop in Georgia Giuseppe Pasotto in 2002. It was initially called Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani Institute of Philosophy, Theology, History and Culture. When it was founded it only taught a program in theology and had only one faculty, that of theology. This faculty taught Christian theology and conducted various international conferences and workshops. Many theological, philosophical and historical books and manuals were prepared and published by the Institute. The Institute collaborated with European universities, foreign professors gave lessons to our students and many of our alumni went off to study in famous European schools.

In 2009 the Institute obtained state accreditation.
The same year it launched a Faculty of Law and a Master’s Program in Theology, thus receiving the status of a university.

From 2012-2013 academic years the minor program of cultural tourism has been added in the bachelor’s program of theology. And from the academic year 2013-2014 three new accredited programs will be realized. Bachelor’s program of Intercultural communication and translations (in the Faculty of Humanities), Bachelor’s program of Business administration (Faculty of Business and Law) and Bachelor’s program in Tourism (Faculty of Business and Law).

According to the University’s mission, its main goal is to create an ideal environment for cultural and intellectual development of students.
Our mission is inspirited by Sulkhan Saba Orbeliani, a national figure, great creator and a person with deep and broad knowledge and European consciousness.