On June 24, 2022, the next meeting was held within the framework of the Erasmus+ project "Establishment of the Azerbaijan Rectors' Conference", coordinated by Baku Business University and funded by the European Commission. At the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Idris Isayev, Minister's Advisor Nijat Mammadli, 11 rectors of the universities that are members of the project consortium and other authorized representatives, including the rector of the Azerbaijan Academy of Labor and Social Relations, prof. Huseyn Garashov also participated. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project of the Charter of the Rectors' Conference and the work done so far in the project, as well as prospective work plans.
Later, Deputy Minister of Education Idris Isayev made a speech and expressed his gratitude to Baku Business University for organizing the meeting and talked about the reforms carried out in the field of education. The Deputy Minister talked about the work being carried out in the direction of improving the quality of education, increasing the competitiveness of higher education, as well as strengthening the potential of the academic staff and the upcoming tasks. Idris Isayev pointed out the importance of the "Establishment of the Azerbaijan Rectors' Conference" project and stated that it will be useful in achieving the stated goals. I.Isayev strengthening coordination and cooperation in the higher education system, sharing positive experiences between higher education institutions, studying international experiences, he expressed the support of the Ministry of Education in terms of the project's successful step in terms of obtaining joint proposals and the existence of a single platform for discussions in decision-making. I. Isayev also emphasized the compatibility of the committees proposed within the Rectors' Conference with the educational strategy. The deputy minister particularly emphasized the importance of higher education institutions closely participating in the project and giving their contribution and wished success to the work of the meeting.
The coordinator of the project, Gulshan Bayramova, director of the University-Industry Cooperation Department of Baku Business University, gave a broad presentation about the implementation of the project. G. Bayramova shared information about the purpose, goals and action plan of the project with the participants of the meeting. Then he spoke about the activities carried out within the framework of the project so far, including the research conducted among higher education institutions and their results, analysis of needs. In the end, G. Bayramova presented the proposals on the organizational structure of the Conference and the board of directors for discussion.
Gulu Novruzov, rector of the Academy of the State Customs Committee, Havar Mammadov, rector of Baku Engineering University, Elmar Gasimov, rector of Baku Higher Oil School, Ahmed Valiyev, Odlar Yurdu University rector, Novruz Mammadov, vice-rector of Azerbaijan Languages University, spoke at the meeting. they emphasized that it is of special importance. Speakers discussed the structure of the Rectors' Conference, mechanism of action and other issues with questions and suggestions.
In the end, Deputy Minister of Education Idris Isayev made a speech about the results of the meeting and wished everyone success.
More information about the ECAR Erasmus+ KA2 project can be found at the following links: