The Davao Oriental State University is a state-funded research-based coeducational higher education institution in Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines. It was founded on December 13, 1989.
● To elevate knowledge generation, utilization and distribution.
● To promote inclusive sustainable development through research-based higher quality education, technical-vocational skills, responsive to the needs of local and global community; and
● To produce holistic, creative, and inclusive human resource who are responsive and resilient to global challenges while maintaining strong sense of nationhood.