A special place in the sphere of education, science and culture of the region belongs to the higher education institutions of the region - large scientific and educational institutions engaged in training the specialists in practically all branches of knowledge.
The region has 11 public institutions of higher education. They are the classic, agricultural, technological and medical universities, University of Culture and Arts, University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, Armavir Pedagogical University, Maritime Academy named after F.F. Ushakov, Sochi University of Tourism and Health Resort Business, and others. Moreover, branches of the country’s leading universities, such as Russian Trade and Economic University (Krasnodar) Russian University of People’s Friendship (in Sochi, Russia), Russian State Social University and others have been opened in Kuban.