29.07.2015 | Western University has created an exciting opportunity for its prospective students to earn a fast-track degree from a British University
We have signed a progression agreement with Coventry University ranked a Top 15 UK University. In the framework of this programme, students will get a chance to receive two separate Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration (BBA) in a 4 years time.
16.07.2015 | Oslo University delegation visits Western University
In April 2015, the representatives of Oslo University in order to establish mutual cooperation have visited Western University.
09.07.2015 | Congratulations to our students
We are happy to congratulate our students, Fidan Aliyeva and Ramiz Allahverdiyev on a 10-month Erasmus Mundus scholarship.
08.07.2015 | Summer School
Dear students, Western University has already started it's summer school classes. Summer semester is being organized with the aim of dealing with academic debts, for earning credits on selected subjects prescribed by higher education institution while caring about predetermined subjects.
11.06.2015 | International Conference: “Translation as a Science and as an Art”
Western University (Baku) together with The International Organization of Turkic Culture (TÜRKSOY) will hold an international conference “Translation as a Science and as an Art”.
08.06.2015 | A group of teachers of Western University completed a refresher course on Academic
Series of trainings on Academic Writing was held at Western University. The course was delivered by Christer D. Daatland, an expert from Norway. It took forms of seminars and workshops, aiming to provide the participants with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the process of academic writing, to master their skills as well as to develop and refine skills necessary to succeed in teaching this subject.
Children – our future!
On June 4, 2015 students of Western University visited an orphanage “Umid Yeri”.
30.05.2015 | The first defence of a thesis on World literature at Western University
Today the thesis of Ulviyya Allazova on the topic “The main characteristics of Graham Greene’s realism” was discussed at Western University.
29.05.2015 | Open Republican Cup on sportive climbing (speed)
Open Republican Cup on sportive climbing (speed) will be held by joint organization of sport club “QƏRB UNİVERSİTETİ” and Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan (FAIREX) on May 31, 2015.
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Student exhibition devoted to Republic Day at Western University
On May 27, 2015 an art exhibition, where the works of students from group 622 of the Department of Design were presented, was held at Western University.
23.05.2015 | Ilkin Mustafayev won again
Ilkin Mustafayev from the Department of Political Science and International Relations took first place at the Azerbaijan "Juboxing Citsu Kontakt" tournament up to 60 kg.
19.05.2015 | First Practical Conference “Baku 2015” dedicated to the forthcoming European Games on “Dialogue between Media and Education”
On May 19, 2015 the first practical conference “Baku 2015” on “Dialogue between Media and Education” dedicated to the forthcoming European Games was held at the University “Azerbaijan” on the initiative of the Ministry of Education. The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry, heads of press services of universities, media managers, representatives of non-governmental organizations and students.
18.05.2015 | Delegation from Norway visited Mini Exhibition Centre
On May 18, 2015 a delegation from Norway visited Mini Exhibition Centre devoted to Thor Heyerdahl at Western University.
11.05.2015 | Our sports club has successfully climbed one of the highest mountain peaks of Azerbaijan - Heydar Aliyev Peak
Sima Jafarova from Western University sports club was awarded a certificate for the successful ascent of Heydar Aliyev Peak (3751 m) in connection with the 92nd anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s birth.
10.05.2015 | Western University student took first place at the international wrestling tournament
Ilkin Mustafayev from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Western University won first place at the international wrestling tournament devoted to the 92nd anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s birth.
07.05.2015 | Victory Day Celebrations at Western University
On May 7, 2015 a ceremony dedicated to Victory Day called “The Place and Role of Azerbaijan in the victory over fascism in WWII” was held at Western University.
05.05.2015 | The 20th Students’ Research and Practice Conference, devoted to the 92nd anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s birth
On May 5, 2015 the 20th Students’ Research and Practice Conference, devoted to the 92nd birth anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev was held at Western University.
30.04.2015 | Republican Academic Conference “Heydar Aliyev and Language”
On April 30, 2015 Western University together with Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University held a conference, dedicated to the 92nd Anniversary of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev’s birth.
27.04.2015 | International Conference “2015 Anniversaries in English Literature”
The year of 2015 is rich in anniversaries in British and American Literature: the 150th anniversary of Rudyard Kipling's birth, the 240th anniversary of the birth of Jane Austen, Mark Twain’s 140th anniversary.
24.04.2015 | Dr. Mario Moya - Welcome to Western University
It is a pleasure to welcome Dr. Mario Moya as a visiting academic to launch international partnership between the University of East London, UK and Western University.
16.05.2015| We congratulate Nargiz Nasrullayeva, our alumni on the very prestigious academic achievement.
Nargiz is the graduate of the year 2000, has been admitted to the Harvard University ‘s School of Public Administration.
19.04.2015 | “Brain Ring” Knowledge Contest at Western University
On April 17, 2015 “Brain Ring” intellectual contest, dedicated to the 92nd birth anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev, took place at the Assembly Hall of Western University.
06.04.2015 | ELSA presentation, organized by the Diplomats Club of Western University
On April 6, the presentation of ELSA (The European Law Students' Association) - the world's largest independent law students' association, that provides various opportunities for law students and young lawyers, was held at Western University. It was organized by the Diplomats Club of the University.
05.04.2015 | Western University team took the second place
On April 4-5 regular sport climbing competition “Ümid-1” among adolescents and young adults, organized by Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan (FAİREX), took place.
Representatives of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society met with the students of Western University
On April 2015 in the Assembly Hall of Western University the representatives of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society (Az.RCS) met with our students within the framework of the Project ‘Enhancing Cooperation Measures to Effectively Combat Trafficking in Persons through Capacity Building and Technical Assistance in Azerbaijan’.
15.04.2015 | The fourth election conference of the Youth Union of the New Azerbaijan Party Sabail District Office
On April 15, 2015 active students of Western University took party in the fourth election conference of the Youth Union of the New Azerbaijan Party Sabail District Office headed by the authorized chairman of the Youth student organization of Western University Ramiz Allahverdiyev.
07.04.2015 | Students of Western University took park in the presentation of the seminar
On April 7 in Park Inn Hotel, Baku, students of Western University took park in the presentation of the seminar of a business coach from Russia Vladimir Yakuba that was organized by the recruitment agency Smart Resources Group.
British Council has recently announced
An Aspirational Future, Writing Competition 2015 for Azerbaijani students. The winners will attend a summer school in one of the prominent UK Universities during July-August in 2015.
Western University has a great pleasure to announce a brand-new short-term course
Academic Research Skills, for prospective and current PhD students. The course will be delivered by Dr. Svetlana Kurtes from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Portsmouth, UK.
31 March Genocide
On March 31 academic staff and students of Western University honored the memory of the victims of the horrible tragedy, the Azerbaijani genocide, committed on March 31, 1918.
Western University, Azerbaijan - Students are leaders of future world
Western University is a private educational institution based in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan. Founded in 1991, it has become one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan. It has a well-established reputation in the academic sector and provides a vast range of programs for serious–minded students.
Western University student Ilkin Mustafayev won the International Competitions
At the International Kung Fu Sanda Tournament in the weight up to 60 kg that was held between March 4 and 5 in Rome Ilkin Mustafayev represented the Republic of Azerbaijan. At this tournament where compete sportsmen from Romania, Russia, France, Italy, Holland and Turkey our student took the second place after ten bouts.
The student of Western University took the third place at the national championship of judo
Djavidan Alizade took the third place at the XII National Games among students of higher education institutions in the championship of judo in the weight up to 73 kg.
Nomination period opens for UIAA Mountain Protection Award
Deadline for submitting nominations for the UIAA Mountain Protection Award is 31 July 2015. Are you an association or a travel agency that works in a mountain environment?
JUSTICE FOR KHOJALY - KHOJALY GENOCIDE
One of the most horrible tragedies, which Azerbaijan experienced in the 20th century, is the Khojaly genocide. It is like the genocides committed in Khatyn, Lidisia, Oradur reflected in the history of mankind.
The Khojaly Genocide, February 26
On the occasion of the 23d anniversary of the Khojaly genocide on February 26, that will remain forever in our memory, students and academic staff of Western University met with the veteran of the Karabakh war, intelligence agent awarded with “Azerbaijan flag” order, national hero of Azerbaijan Ibad Huseynov.
A graduate of Western University Lala Mustafazade enrolled in a master’s degree program abroad
Ex-student of Western University (2005-2009) of the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations majoring in Regional studies enrolled in a master’s degree program at Leiden University, one of Europe’s leading international research-intensive universities.
International cooperation is being successfully continued
On February 3, 2015, in Baku, Western University and the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) operating under the International Federation of Mountain Protection Commission, "Mountain Protection Award" signed an agreement of cooperation and support within the program.
Western University student had the honour of winning an award for achievements in the sphere of education
On January 30, 2015 in Gulustan Palace a ceremonial event devoted to Youth Day, which is celebrated on February 2, was held.
Western University a review of exam works of Group 623 I and Group 623 Q of the Department of Design and Computer Sciences was held
The students displayed their projects and compositions on the following subjects: "Composition", "Coloristics", "Drawing", "Designing" and "Computer graphics".
The Republican Scientific Conference connected with the International Year of Crystallography
On December 25, 2014 in connection with the International Year of Crystallography, declared by the United Nations, the republican scientific conference “Art and Science: Unity of Purposes and Reflection of World Diversity in Them” was held at Western University.
Within the framework of the programme “Ambassador Hour” His Excellency Khalid Usman Qaiser, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Azerbaijan, visited Western University
In order to acquaint students with the rules of communication with foreign diplomats and to provide them with wide information on ties of Azerbaijan with foreign countries the programme “Ambassador Hour” cooperates closely with foreign Embassies that work in our country.
Intellectual game “What? Where? When?”
On December 16, 2014 Intellectual game “What? Where? When?” devoted to the memory of the National leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was held at Western University.
Training for the members of the Diplomats Club of Western University
Training session for the members of the Diplomats Club was held at Western University during the period from December 10 to December 17, 2014.
Students of Western University met with children
Students of Western University under the motto ‘Let’s make children happy in the coming year’ visited Children’s neurological sanatorium ¹2 in the village of Zabrat.
For information to young scholars, PhD students and dissertators!
Young scholars, PhD students and dissertators can send their articles for the scholarly journal of Western University “Scientific News”.
Republic Scientific Conference will be held at Western University
On December 25, 2014 in connection with the International Year of Crystallography, proclaimed by UNESCO, Republic scientific conference “Art and Science: unity of purposes and expression of the diversity of the world through them”, devoted to the memory of a distinguished scholar, member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Hudu Memmedov, will be held at Western University.
Master class “From Black to Coloured”
On December 3, 2014 in the Assembly hall of Western University the Carnegie Club held a master class “From Black to Coloured”.
04.12.2014 | Palestinian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mr. Nasser Abdel Kareem meets with WU professor and students staff.
Today the Palestinian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Naseer A. Karim met with the students of Western University. Discussion was devoted to the recognition of the State of Palestine and the peace in the Middle East.
02.12.2014 | The International academic conference "Gender Problems in Education"
The International academic conference dedicated to the memory of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev was held today at Western University. It was organized by Gender Research Centre of Western University together with the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic, the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic.
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We are proud to be a partner of International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Western University has always supported and contributed to environment protection and sustainable human development practices. We are the first University in Azerbaijan that launched training programs in Ecology Environmental Management and Sustainable Development. Our environment-oriented initiatives and campaigns encourage students to be more environment-conscious and be more involved with environmental issues.
Welcome back, Professor Colin Love!
The department of Business Administration of Western University is pleased to welcome Professor Love, a great person and an outstanding teacher, who is a visiting lecturer currently delivering a series of lectures on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management to our Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree students.
The International-scientific-practical conference
The International scientific practical conference on “Gender Problems in Education” dedicated to the National Leader Heydar Aliyev will be held by Gender Research Centre, Western University on December 2, 2014
"LITERATURE IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERREFLECTION OF ARTS"
Ph.D student of World Economics of Western University took the 1st place in the Ecological Competition
Western University, Baku
We are pleased to congratulate our Alumni of Master's Degree Program in Ecological Management , and currently a Ph.D student of World Economics at Western University, Liya Bayramova, who became a winner in the socio-ecological competition "My eco-story" . This event was organized on a joint initiative by Soical Association IDEA and the Haydar Aliyev Center.
Thor Heyerdahl's 100th Birthday.
The birth centenary of Thor Heyerdahl, was celebrated on October 6.
Western University honors Thor Heyerdahl as a great scientist who dared to open up inquiry about Early man and think more about world migration. Fifteen years ago, in 1999, the University gave Heyerdahl an Honorary Professorship.
Western University is proud to be a sponsor of UIAA's (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) Mountain Protection Award.
Once a year, the UIAA recognises particularly outstanding projects in mountain protection with the Mountain Protection Award.
Western University is pleased to host Professor Ana Filomena Curralo visiting our University in the frames of Erasmus -Mundus project as an exchange faculty member.
She will deliver master classes on Graphic Design and Typography to the students of our Design Department. In 2013 Professor Curralo received her PhD degree in Art and Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto (FBAUP).
01.10.2014 | Call for PhD applications
Western University Announces admission to PhD programs for the 2014-2015 academic year in the following areas:
Western University congratulates our alumnus who received an honorary title.
According to interstate agreement that was signed between Azerbaijan and Montenegro, Aliyev Vugar Namig oglu was appointed honorary consul of Montenegro to Azerbaijan.
Prof. Azad Mammadov, from the Department of English Philology of our University
Prof. Azad Mammadov, from the Department of English Philology of our University, participated in the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Annual Conference "Learning , Working and Communicating in a Global Context " held at the University of Warwick, UK.
Official page of the Western University on social networks
The winners of the EU grant programme ERASMUS MUNDUS started teaching and training at leading European universities
5 teachers and students of Western University are the winners of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme. We compliment them on this progress and wish them continued success in their future endeavors.
15.09.2014 | Chelsea Cervantes De Blois
Chelsea Cervantes De Blois has been awarded the Fulbright to teach at Western University for the academic year 2014-2015. Chelsea has lived in Baku before in 2009 for a project and has also lived and worked in Turkey. Her Master's thesis focused on agricultural development in Turkey and Azerbaijan, and she also studied Turkish, Azeri and some Russian.
20.05.2014 | The closing day of the Thor Heyerdahl Film Festival
May 20 was the closing day of the Thor Heyerdahl Film Festival. In the closing ceremony took part honorary professor of Western University Fikret Sadikov, editor of Azerbaijan International Betty Blair, coauthor and coeditor of the Heyerdahl book Christer Daatland, geologist and environmentalist Ronnie Gallagher, Norwegian musicians Ulf Myrvold and Hallvard Bjorgum. In their speeches the guests emphasized the role of Heyerdahl in strengthening cultural ties between
19.05.2014 | The documentary “Rammeslǻtten – eternal ecstasy” was shown
On May 19 at Western University within the framework of the Thor Heyerdahl Film Festival the documentary “Rammeslǻtten – eternal ecstasy” about musical and cultural evidence of contact between Scandinavia and Caucasus at ancient times, based on Thor Heyerdahl’s Odin theory, was shown. It was introduced by Ulf Myrvold, musician and filmmaker. Before the demonstration of the film Hallvard Bjǿrgum
13.05.2014 | Thor Heyerdahl Film Festival was opened
On May, 12 at Western University was launched the Thor Heyerdahl Film Festival – Commemorating the 100th Jubilee of Thor Heyerdahl, prominent Norwegian ethnographer, experimental archaeologist, multi-disciplinarian and multi-culturalist. Within the framework of the round table a discussion, in which took part Betty Blair, editor of Azerbaijan International, Ronnie Gallagher, Expert on Geology and Environmentalist, and Christopher D. Daatland
Results of the Erasmus Mundus EFFORT Program have been announced!
Our university students and employees were very active in the competition conducted by Erasmus Mundus EFFORT program. On April 30, 2014, the official results have been announced. The WU`s winners of the competition are as followings:
29.04.2014 | Distinguished Professors of the USA and Europe at the Western University
Western University has been a founder of bilateral and systematic multilateral relations within the framework of international consortium with the prestigious universities of U.S. and Europe in the education system of Azerbaijan, and still continues these traditions. Western University approaches to the joint collaboration of both bilateral and multilateral in the framework international projects with a special sensitivity as a reliable and responsible partner and carries out own duties with great successfully.
POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTER PRTR: LEARN VIRTUAL FORUM - WEBINAR AT THE WESTERN UNIVERSITY
Interactive internet based Forum was conducted at the Western University in the framework of the "Strengthening Capacities for Designing a National Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and Supporting Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Implementation in Azerbaijan" pilot project. Project is implemented under the technical support of UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
24.04.2014 | Event dedicated to the 450th anniversary William Shakespeare
The event was opened by Qara Qarayev’s composition to the play “Henry IV”. Then the students of Western University recited Shakespeare’s sonnets and acted some fragments from his plays. Alexandra Vidrya, the laureate of International Contests also performed in the event.
31.03.2014 | ITB BERLIN MESSE UIAA AND WU
The event was attended by a representative of the British Council in Azerbaijan, the director of Jaffar Jabbarly’s home museum Qamar Baghirova, the Rector of Western University Zenfira Mammadova, the employees of Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture, and professors and students of the University.
The organizer and artistic director of the event was Alla Bayramova, the Director of Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture, PhD in Arts, Honored art worker and the Chair of the English Philology Department of Western University.
The whole variety of travelling is present at ITB Berlin: Destinations, tour operators, booking systems, carriers, hotels and all other suppliers who want to embellish their customers' most beautiful weeks of the year. ITB Berlin is THE B2B-Platform for trade visitors – an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business. For all other visitors ITB Berlin is a wonderful possibility to discover the whole world within a few hours. In 2014 year UIAA - International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation was also presented in this exhibition together with the Western Universities Extreme Sport Club.ITB which was held during 10 days was successfully ended. The UIAA was awarded in nomination best exhibition and it was certificated. Representatives of the UIAA Federation were Mr Elvin Mammadov(Azerbaijan), Mrs Erin Gleeson (Switzerland). Berlin, Germany ITB MESSE.
The history club will take place at Western University’s conference hall (on the first floor) at 27 February 2014 , 6:45 PM.
Thor Heyerdahl as a source of inspiration for young people (Betty Blair). If time permits, there will be a showing of the film "The Hunt for Odin", the last documentary made in Heyerdahl's lifetime.
Study abroad with Erasmus Mundus
Dr. Vibeke Roggen: is editor of the book "Thor Heyerdahl's Search for Odin: Ancient Links between Azerbaijan and Scandinavia?" (2014). She is associate professor of Latin, University of Oslo, and has been doing project work in Azerbaijan since 2007.
Betty Blair is editor of Azerbaijan International Magazine and of books related to Azerbaijan. In 1995, Thor Heyerdahl first approached Betty about the possibility of publishing for the first time ever his ideas about migratory links between Azerbaijan and Scandinavia.
Erasmus Mundus EFFORT and Erasmus Mundus IANUS II are mobility programs where Western University participates as a partner. These programs offer scholarships to students and researchers. You can find comprehensive and detailed information from sites: http://ianus.uaic.ro/ianusII and http://erasmusmunduseffort.teithe.gr
Deadline for applications:
Erasmus Mundus IANUS II – February 15, 2014;
Erasmus Mundus EFFORT – March 10, 2014
Lecturer of faculty of "Political Science and International Relations" Western University Sh.Nurieva in November at the invitation of TMC College attended the Universities of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur . The representative was at the meetings in "London school of Commerce in Malaysia", "Sunway University", "Limkokwing of Creative Technology", "Infrastructure University", "National University of Malaysia", "International University of Malaya-Wales", "University of Malaya ","Multimedia University" , "TMC College, got acquainted with the educational system , the achievements of students. Western University and universities of Malaysia are preparing to cooperate with the new projects.
Conference "Nuclear Governance: prospects for a strengthened nonproliferation regime".
The insructors of Western University Shebnem Huriyeva and Gunel Orujova participate in conference which will be held in Andalo (Trento), Italy from 8th to 15th January 2014. International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflict gather science representatives from different countries to discuss the nuclear problem in modern world. The main title of course is: “Nuclear Governance: prospects for a strengthened nonproliferation regime”.
19.12.2013 | Palestinian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mr. Nasser Abdel Kareem meets with WU professor and students staff.
On December 19, 2013 WU staff met with Nasser Abdel Kareem, the Palestinian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, within the framework of “ Ambassador time” programme. The Ambassador spoke about history of current Israeli-Palestinian conflict & peace perspectives with Israel. Posters about Palestine had been demonstrated at the meeting by UN Representative office in Azerbaijan.
05.12.2013 | "IRELI" Public Union held presentation at Western University.
Presentation of “IRELI” Public Union was held at Western University on November 28, 2013. Students and teacher staff of Western University, general secretary of “IRELI” Public Union Azer Abdullayev, Human resources manager Firad Rasulov, Coordinator of Western University in “IRELI” Public Union
21.11.2013 | The students of Business Administration school participated in the seminar “Social Policy” in ADA.
The students of Business Administration school of WU participated in the seminar (like an open lesson) “Social Policy” leading by Elnur Sultanov in ADA on November 20, 2013. The students were greeted with hospitality by the
21.11.2013 | Western University Presentation on "Eastern Partnership".
On 21 November, 2013 the Delegation of the European Union Olaf Heidelbach made a presentation for the students of Western University. At the presentation ceremony, the Delegation of the European Union Olaf Heidelbach gave brief information about the foundation of Eastern Partnership. He also discussed about improving relations between Azerbaijan and European Union, alleviation of visits to the EU with the liberalization of the long -term visa regime, closer coordination and integration of the energy markets on cooperation in the field of energy security.
14.11.2013 | Our guest was the ambassador of France in Azerbaijan Mr. Pascal Meunie.
During its existence, the Western University gives opportunities to youth to form themselves as citizens, to analyse the existed social-political atmosphere and to disclosurethe informations about our goverment. Just related with this, the meetings with prominent scientists, politics, conculs and ambassadors were constantly organized. The next meeting was realized in November 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the frame of Project “Ambassador time”. Our guest was the ambassador of France in Azerbaijan Mr. Pascal Meunie.
08.11.2013 | New 50 books and video films about a well-known traveler Thor Heyerdahl in our library.
On November 8, 2013, the editor of Azerbaijan International magazine, investigator Betty Blair visited Western University. She presented more than 50 books and video films about a well-known traveler Thor Heyerdahl. Azerbaijan International magazine is an independent publication committed to the discussion of issues related to Azerbaijanis around the world. It was established in 1993 shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union when Azerbaijan gained its independence.
07.11.2013 | WU students visited the UNO office in Baku.
On November 7, 2013 a group of WU students visited the UNO office in Baku. They were informed about the UNO. The UNO representative who spoke about the formation and key goals of the organization emphasized that the UNO makes major efforts towards maintaining international peace and plays a key role in handling both regional and global problems. The UNO was established in 1945 as an international organization and currently has 192 member-states. Of all independent nations only Vatican is not a UNO member. Its headquarters is in New-York. Its key goals are to maintain and strengthen international peace and security and to promote global cooperation.
02.11.2013 | Seminar on the culture of cuba in the context of world civilization.
November 7, 2013 Western University hosted an international culture studies seminar on The Culture of Cuba in the Context of World Civilization. The seminar was organized by Western University in collaboration with the Azerbaijan Culture Association “Simurq” and Azerbaijan Organization of Culture studies.
The seminar on the theme of
"The Cuban Culture in the Context of the World Civilization".
The Seminar begins on November 2, 2013
at the Western University at 11:00-13-00
Registration of the participants begins at 10:30
25.10.2013 | The International Conference has been successfully completed.
Invited guests: scientists, professors, specialists, culturologists, the members of Azerbaijan Culturologists Society “Simurg”, the members of NGO, Embassies, International organizations and funds
- 11:00 - Introduction– prof. Fuad Mammadov, “the President of the Azerbaijan Cultural Association “Simurg”
- 11:15 – Lectures:
- "The Cultural views to the history of Cuban Culture"-prof. Fuad Mammadov, the President of the Azerbaijan Cultural Association “Simurg”, professor of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
- "The Cuban Culture: yesterday, today and tomorrow"–Mr. Omar Medina, The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassador of Cuban Republic to the Republic of Azerbaijan
- "The History of Azerbaijan -Cuban Cultural relations"–prof., Reyhan Huseynova, Western University
- "The stages of the development of Cuban literature"–prof., Mubariz Mammadli, Western University
- 12:30 –Round table: "Cultural Studies and the Culture of International Relations department" (moderator– prof. F. Mammadov)
- 13:30 - Conclusion- prof., Fuad Mammadov
The Supervisor of the workshop:
Prof. Fuad Mammadov
Tamerlan Damirbayli, "Director of the International Relations department of Azerbaijan Culturologists Society "Simurg"
Contact number: 0503833294
The International Conference “The valuable role of mountaineering and climbing sports for developing sustainable tourism in mountain regions of the world such as Caucasus” which took place on 24-25th of October 2013 has been successfully completed. The speakers of the conference were Huseyn Bagirov, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan; Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan; Anara Ismailova, IDEA Campaign project coordinator;
24.10.2013 | The “The valuable role of mountaineering and climbing sports for developing of sustainable tourism in mountain regions of the world such as Caucasus” international conference has been given a start.
The conference consists of three parts. The first part of the conference is named “Sustainable Mountain Tourism: history and achievements”, the second part of the conference is named “ A glance at the prospects of mountain tourism development” . The last part is devoted to biological diversity, methods and principles of protection of mountain regions.
Azerbaijan to host International Conference.
The International Conference “The valuable role of mountaineering and climbing sports for developing sustainable tourism in mountain regions of the world such as Caucasus” organized with the initiative of International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) and joint organization of IDEA Campaign, Western University, Azerbaijan Mountaineering and Extreme Sports Federations Association and Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan will be held in Baku on October 24-25, 2013.
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14.10.2013 | Applying of the new Business English Book in Business School.
International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) (http://www.theuiaa.org/) jointly with FAIREX (Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan) (http://www.fairex.az/) and with financial support of the Western University (www.wu.edu.az) organizes an international conference «Discussion on the valuable role of mountaineering and climbing sports for developing sustainable tourism in mountain regions of the world such as Caucasus”.
The conference will be held on October 24, 2013 in Baku. Venue: main building of the Western University (address: 27 Istiglaliyyat Baku AZ1001 Azerbaijan,)
Such topics as effective marketing programs to promote sustainable mountain tourism, attraction of scientific and organizational partners for long-term sustainable mountain tourism, creation effective mountain protection practices and policies for sustainable mountain tourism and other related themes will be open for discussion.
You may download draft programme and topics.
Please send all communication to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new coursebook “Market Leader” has started to be applied in teaching Business English in business school of the Western university. The book was recommended by the staff of the English Filology department of the university. The coursebook being the edition of Pearson Longman printing house was composed by the teachers of the Metropolitan University David Cotton, David Falvey, Simon Kent (John Rogers) in 2010. The third edition of the book was printed by Pearson Longman.
07.10.2013 | Presentations on the subject Macroeconomics.
Presentations on the subject Macroeconomics was held on 7 October, 2013 in Western University, school of Business Administration and Economics. It was presented by students- Aysel Mamedova, specialty Finance 522 ML group and Renata Ayutova, specialty World Economics 522DI group. The main topic of Aysel’s presentation was unemployment and inflation
Projects Erasmus Mundus Action 2 “Education Force: Driving Mobility for EU-East Europe cooperation” and Erasmus Mundus “IANUS II-Inter –Academic Network Erasmus Mundus II” where Western University is a partner were selected by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in July, 2013.
Both projects open opportunities for our bachelor, master & doctoral students to further enhance their education & research in universities of EU member states on the grants allocated by the European Commission.
Detailed information on application submission & other relevant issues will be posted in November, 2013.
Chinese Language Courses.
Attention of the Students & Listeners!
08.07.2013 | “I am Azerbaijanian” intellectual knowledge competition.
Chinese Language Courses are held at Western University.Those who wish to attend in these courses may apply to "Chinese Language & Culture Center" of Western University on the second floor, room 208.
The Western university joined “I am Azerbaijanian” intellectual knowledge competition among universities on June1, 2013. Naim Suleymanov got the right to represent his university in the semi final-stage of the competition with the being the winner of the inside competition. The second semi-final stage of intellectual knowledge competition amidst the universities was held on June 25. The following 10 universities took part in the second semi-final stage:
03.06.2013 | “Post-Oil Future of Azerbaijan” International Forum.
“Post-Oil Future of Azerbaijan” International Forum was held in the Azerbaijani division of the Millennium Project, Azerbaijan Futurologs Society initiative and with the support of The Azerbaijan Republic Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies, Strategic Search Centre near the President of The Azerbaijan Republic on June 3, 2013 in Azerbaijan. The following students of the Western University took active part for carrying out the forum in high-level:
21.05.2013 | Politolog Fikrat Sadigov was awarded “Golden Pen” prize.
|Sharifli Orkhan – 420A
Sadigova Farida - 420A
Gafarov Nidjat – 520I
Honarary professor of the Western University politolog Fikrat Sadigov was awarded Azerbaijan Mass Media Workforce of the Trade Union “Gold Pen” prize. The ceremony was held on this occasion in the Western University on May 21, 2013. The dean of the Ph degree (doctranturate) and master department, associate professor Khumar Safarova opened the ceremony with her introductory remarks. She spoke about F.Sadigov’s life and activity and success.
Afterwards Azerbaijan Mass Media Workforce the representative of the Trade Union Gulchin Guliyeve presented the prize to F. Sadigov. After that professorial-teacher staff of the university congratulated the professor and wished him more success in his activity.
05.04.2012 | IDEA campaign conducted a meeting at the Western University.
To protect our environment and to involve youth to this way, IDEA campaign conducted a meeting at the Western University on April 4, 2013. It should be noted that, International Dialogue for Environmental Action is an international campaign launched by Leyla Aliyeva on July 12, 2011 in Baku. . IDEA Projects – both local and international, are aimed at promoting public awareness of environmental issues and encouraging the public to take action. IDEA is all about working with young people to put environmental awareness and action at the heart of family, community and national life. The meeting based on promoting environmental issues, to inform and inspire them on living in harmony with environment, and to let them know about further projects and activity. At the end of the meeting, students shared their interesting points of views and opinions with IDEA.
17.09.2012 | Enrollment in doctorate.
Western University announces enrollment in doctorate and dissertantura (post-graduate) in PhD for 2012 year.
26.04.2012 | Western University to Participate in the Career Week.
A group of professors and students of Western University will participate in the Career Week in hospitality and tourism business to be hosted by Hilton Baku Hotel on April 30 - May 4 from 13:00 till 16:00.
27.10.2011 | Thor Heyerdahl and Azerbaijan conference.
Thor Heyerdahl is probably the most famous Norwegian of the twentieth century, having had a long career as an explorer, writer and anthropologist.
Heyerdahl visited Azerbaijan several times and spent his last years working on projects focusing on old connections between Caucasus and Scandinavia.This conference brings together scholars from different fields to discuss Heyerdahl, s ideas and to throw light on the ties between these regions.
One of the meetings of” Tur Heyerdal and Azerbaijan” Baku confrans was taken place on the 26th-29th of October.This meeting was organized with the members of Tur Heyerdal 27th of Oktober, in 2011.
18.10.2011 | Scientific-practic seminar about the independence of our republic.
The 18th of October,in 2011,in the Western University was held the scientific-practic seminar about the independence of our republic.This seminar took place in the Western University and Zenfira Mammadova made a speech at the beginning of this ceremony.After it,all professor and teacher staff made a speech at 11.45 there was displayed the film about the Independence of our republic.At 12.00 for continuning its work,professor-teacher and students staff went to the confrans hall. .In this seminar the participiants and the best article writer were awarded with diploma.
26.05.2010 | Polish ambassador to Azerbaijan visits Western University.
Baku, May 25. Polish ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Labenda has today visited the Western University, where he met students and teaching staff.
Opening the ceremony, professor of the university Fikrat Sadigov said that such meetings give an opportunity to students to analyze current socio-political environment in the society and in the world.
Polish ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Labenda provided information on Poland-European Union and their plans on the Eastern Partnership, international relations and new European Neighbourhood Policy
14.05.2010 | Ambassador Roland Kobia in Western University.
Delegation in Azerbaijan, Ambassador Roland Kobia was hosted at the Western University in Baku. Delegation in Azerbaijan, Ambassador Roland Kobia was hosted at the Western University in Baku. At the meeting organized within the program “Hour of Ambassador”, the diplomat spoke about the European Union, its institutions and organizations, EU-Azerbaijan relations. The event was also dedicated to Europe Day celebrated in the European countries on May 9.
07.05.2010 | “Importance of Bing Ernest” by Oscar Wilde.
The 88 th birthday of the nation wide leader is celebrated with a series of events at wee on the initiative of the students of the western Languages “Importance of Bing Ernest” by a well-known English writer Oscar Wilde has been successfully staged this play is about virtues and vices of human nature. His satirical play touches upon many live matters. It has been repeatedly staged and makes audience laugh a good opportunity for the students to put into practice knowledge they have acquired in the course of instruction. It also revealed our students acting skills. The play which prompted a storm of applause once again called upon students to be noble and humane.
06.05.2010 | Charity fair.
On the 7 th May students of the school of Western Languages held a Charity fair. Such charitable events are held annually the birthday of the nation Wide leader Heydar Aliyev. Our great leader Heydar Aliyev himself always was attentive to and took great care of children deprived of their parents, and played a significant role in their upbringing. Western University carries on this king tradition/ the funds raised in the Clarity Fair have been handed out to various foster homes and home for the elderly people.
22.02.2011 | Exhibition Dedicated to the Tragedy of Khojali.
The exhibition devoted to tragic events of Khojali took place at the Museum of Independence in the 22th of February. Students of 618 “i” and 619 “1” groups exhibited their works.
04.02.2011 | Conference of "Azerbaijan on the way to the development of society: Reality and Perspectives".
2-3 February 2011 a teacher and students group of the Western University took part in the republican scientific-practical conference of young researchers- "Azerbaijan on the way to the development of society: Reality and Perspectives" which dedicated to the Day of Youth. Conference was held in Azerbaijan University.
19.01.2011 | Seminar about tragedy 20 January.
On 19 th of January in Western University with the participation of the faculty “Political Science” was held seminar about tragedy 20 January. The main purpose of the seminar to remember this tragedy, indicate the tragedy of young people as a symbol of the struggle for the independence of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Teachers and students of the University made a speech at the seminar.
06.01.2011 | Student of Western University was a first at taekwondo comtetition in Georgia.
The 11-12 th of December Vusal Mammedov Western University’s student of the first course who studies at the faculty of “Political Sciences” took the first place over the taekwondo which taken in the capital of Georgia in Tbilisi. The competition was held between the adults. By weight 58 kg Vusal Mammedov was awarded a certificate from the president «Georgian Martial Art Confederation» Kakha Basilia.
The 27-28th of October he took the third place in the International Taekwondo Championship which was held in Baku. Competition was held between the sportsman Category A.
08.12.2010 | Who is the Author of “Ali and Nino”?
Our university has organized a meeting with Bety Blair who leads the group of researchers that spent six years to identify the real name of the person who wrote and published “Ali and Nino” novel in 1937, using Qurban Said as the pen-name. The research incorporates people from 18 countries who discovered and analyzed different publications written in more that 10 languages. As a result the author was identified as Jusif Vezir Cheminzaminli. The last issue of the “Azerbaijan International” is devoted to this research. The participants of the meeting could enjoy madam Blairs’ fascinating story and ask questions.
23.11.2010 | The meeting with the ambassador of Italy.
On the November 23rd our university organized a meeting to which the ambassador of Italy in Azerbaijan Mr. Mario Baldi and the deputy military attaché, who arrived from Italian embassy located in Ankara, Mr. Daniel Melis were invited. The meeting was held within the frames of the joint project of Western University and NATO Institute of Cooperation. The main theme of discussion carried the name: «NATO, the European Union and Azerbaijan».
12.11.2010 | International conference!
On November, 12th, 2010 within the limits of the international conference
“Ecological Law And Management” the meeting carrying the name "Youth for
Ecological Progress" has taken place. Participants of a meeting were: Urkhan
Alekperov (Azerbaijan), Lawrence Probst (Austria), Vagar Akhmed (Pakistan),
Sanovsky Victoria (Ukraine), Esenamanova Nurgyul (Kyrgyzstan), Sonitsky Larissa
(Kyrgyzstan), Eli Vajte (USA), Andrea Gabriela Florija (Romania), and also
students and teachers of Western University.
To the attention of the Masters of Western University
To the attention of the Masters of Western University:
The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowship Programme) funded under a Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources will aim, in particular, to impact on Master’s capacity-building and research activities in the following areas:
Environment (with particular attention to Water Sciences)
Information and Communication Technologies
Peaceful conflict resolution.
Applicants must meet the following general criteria:
Candidates under this Programme must be post-graduate researchers, already holding either an M.A. or M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) and wishing to pursue research work abroad (preferably in their own region) with a view to enhancing knowledge in one of the four specific fields mentioned above.
Candidates must be persons of high intellectual promise with a fluent English who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return.
Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 7 January 2011
Deadline for termination of research: December 2012
To the attention of the alumni and students of Western University!
The UNESCO European Center For Higher Education and the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu have launched a call for papers for their joint international conference “life after graduation”. The conference will include round table presentations and discussions on the research topics of the call papers as well as plenary sessions with speakers representing different stakeholder groups (students, graduates, employers, career guidance services, alumni associations, curriculum development experts, and HEI leaders).
The Conference will be held in Sibiu, Romania on May 19-21.
Deadline: 15 Oct. 2010.
Urgent | Highly qualified teachers of English are required!
Contact person: Saida Gurbanova – the translator of the International Relations Department at Western University.
Phone: (994 12) 4926163
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
15.09.2010 | The beginning of academic year!
19.05.2010 | Conferences dedicated to the 87th anniversary.
The 4 th of May 2010 Tagiyev Kanan western University’s student who studies at the faculty of “Political Sciences” participated at the conference “The modern economical situation of ecology and its principal; directions in Azerbaijan” The conference was passed at the Business University of Baku and was dedicated to the 87th anniversary of national leader Heydar Aliyev.
30.04.2010 | The XV Students Scientific Conference.
Every year the Azerbaijani people celebrate the birthday of Heydar AliyevAlirza oglu. A nation wide leader, an outstanding state and public figure. On this occasion a wide-range of meeting, conferences, exhibitions and concerts are held throughout Azerbaijan.. The XV Students Scientific Conference held on April 29, 2010 at 11:00 at Western University has dedicated to H. Aliyev’s 87-th anniversary. Professor Fikret Sadigov made an opening speech. Later the conference pursued its work in 3 sections:
18.04.2010 | Exhibition Fashion-Photo-Graphic-Paint.
Economics, Law and Information Systems
Humanitarian Sciences and philology
The seventeenth of April 2010 the students of the faculty “Computer sciences and design” made the exposition under the name “Exhibition Fashion-Photo-Graphic-Paint” in the Western University. The students of the third year Nadya, Gariba, Sevil, Fuad, Indira, Konul, Yana, Ziba, Okuma and the student of the fourth year Nigar exposed their works. The exhibition had a great success. All the guests thanked the authors of this works and wished the further success.
08.04.2010 | The Month of NATO in Azerbaijan.
Related with 61st anniversary of NATO, NATO member States Embassies in Azerbaijan and “NATO Corporation Institute” declared April the month of NATO in Azerbaijan ceremonies will be held due to this item in educational and administrative institutions of our Republic. On 7-th April the meeting dedicated to this item took place at the Western University.
31.03.2010 | 31 March - Art Contest.
On 31 th of March 2010, in the art contest held by the Ministry of Education Gafarova Sabina , the student of the faculty “Computer Sciences and Design” of Western University deserved the 3rd place . So she was presented a diploma and special presents by the Ministry of Education.
30.03.2010 | 31 March –Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.
On March 30,2010 the event was held about 31 March genocide. The event took place in the conference hall of the Western University. First Jabi Bahramov the professor, teacher in history began his speech. After him, students of Western University began to speak about 31 March genocide. At the end of the event Rauf Ismayilov introduced the exhibition of pictures and photos which were prepared by the students of the University.
18.03.2010 | The joy of “Novruz” at Western University.
This year Novruz holiday was celebrated everywhere and at Western University too. On 18th of March is the official part of Novruz holiday. The students of University made great impression on the participants with their national dances, scenes and lightening the heroes from Azeri movies.
22.01.2010 | The Meeting with Mrs. Anne-Marie Lizin.
On January 22, 2010, at 11: 20 Honorary President of the Belgium
Senate Mrs. Anne-Marie Lizin was guest of the Western University.
She was Member of the European parliament in 1979-1988, from 1988
to 1992 Member of the Belgian government
21.01.2010 | The Meeting with Mr. Walter Fust.
On January 21, 2010, at 11: 20 the Director General of the Global
Humanitarian Forum in Geneva Mr. Walter Fust was guest of the
Western University. He is also a member of the Panel of Advisors of
the United Nations Task Force on ICTs. Walter Fust is chairman
12.01.2010 | The First Azerbaijan Scientific-sports Expedition to the Mountain Mass- the Andes!
Under the direction of the president of Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan- H.Bagirov the first Azerbaijan scientific-sports expedition to the mountain mass- the Andes (Argentina) has finished their work, successfully having accomplished all tasks in view.
15.12.2009 | Round Table.
Western University has been intended holding a few numbers of ceremonies, declaring of 2010 year as “Ecology Year” by our respected President Mr. Ilham Aliyev.
December 15, 2009 round table was held at the Western University on the subject of “Guarding of the Environment for the sake of Present and Future Generations”.
18.09.2009 | The meeting with Mrs. Jolanta Kwaśniewska, Former First Lady of the Republic of Poland.
Mrs. Jolanta Kwaśniewska, Former First Lady of the Republic of Poland (1995 – 2005), Founder and President of the “Communication without Barriers” Foundation, Lawyer was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of Western University on September, 18, 2009. During the ceremony
18.08.2009 | First Azerbaijan Expedition to Kilimanjaro.
On August 10, 2009 under the leadership of the founder of Western University - Huseyn Baghirov the first Azerbaijan-Africa Expedition took direction from the Arusha city of Tanzania to the highest Peak of the Kilimanjaro mountain Uhuru. The Expedition is implemented under the slogan “AZƏRBAYCAN yeni zirvələrə doğru İLHAMLA irəli”.
10.08.2009 | Expansion of the Azerbaijan-Latvian mutual relations in a sphere of education.
On August, 10th at the western university in frameworks «Azerbaijan-Latvian Forum Business» the official meeting representatives of various educational institutions were which participants has taken place. In the performance Rector Mamedova Zenfira has noted successes of university and its wide international contacts. Applying credit system, the university prepares experts more than on 20 specialties and for a long time has joined Bolonsky process. After that the pro-rector of the Latvian school of management of "Turiba", has told about activity of this higher educational institution. During a party meeting conducted discussion on themes development of an education system and expansion of mutual relations.
01.05.2009 | Meeting with chief of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On the 30th of April 2009 was held meeting with chief of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic Elkhan Polukhov on the occasion of national leader Heydar Aliyev's 86th anniversary with professor-teacher staff of the West university in the theme of " Basic priorities and features of the foreign policy and diplomacy of Azerbaijan".
03.04.2009 | Meeting with official
representative of the WTO professor John Hancock.
From 30th March to 3rd April the Course of corresponding training was organized by the
Diplomatic Academy of the Azerbaijan Republic for young diplomats newly accepted
to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the theme of "International Trade
relations and Diplomacy , World Trade Organization and its main principals" in
Baku. Connected with this Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appealed to the World
Trade Organization and secretaryship of World Trade Organization has sent two
representatives to Baku in the frame of technical help shown to Azerbaijan.
03.03.2009 | The Meeting with the Ambassador of Korea in Azerbaijan Ku Lvang Chul.
The financial problem that spread all over the world is in the center of each person.
In March 3, 2009, the Ambassador of Korea in Azerbaijan Ku Lvang Chul performed in front of students and teachers of Western University with the lecture “The economical crisis and future perspectives”.
After the lecture Ku Lvang Chul answered the questions of students and teachers.
09.02.2009 | The meeting with David Plouffe, the chief campaign manager for President Barak Obama’s presidential campaign
The meeting with David Plouffe, an American political strategist best known as the chief campaign manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign in the United States, was held at Western University on February 9, 2009.
D. Plouffe delivered lecture on “Integration of modern information technologies in election campaigns” as well as answered students’ and teachers’ questions on the topic. The meeting was participated by as many as 150 professors and students.
At the end of the meeting, the guest was presented a memory gift from Western University.
As was mentioned, D. Plouffe was the head of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
After winning the election on November 4th, 2008 B. Obama credited D. Plouffe in his acceptance speech, calling him "the hero of this campaign”, He also stated that D. Plouffe built the best political campaign in the history of the United States of America.
“The New Republic” magazine also named D. Plouffe as a person who brought success to B. Obama.
27.01.2009 | The expedition team from Azerbaijan has planted the state flag on the South Pole!
The first expedition team from Azerbaijan to Antarctica has planted the flag of the country along with a bronze gilded discus on the Mount Vinson and on the South Pole. One side of the bronze discus portrays Haydar Aliyev, the National leader of Azerbaijan, with the engraved words “I am proud of being Azerbaijani”, while the other side of it has an image of the President of Azerbaijan Ilkham Aliyev with engraved words “Azerbaijan
22.01.2009 | Expedition to the South Pole goes on
The “Azerbaijan-Antarctica’ expedition team headed by the Professor H. Bagirov, having reached the highest point of Antarctica is now continuing its trip to the South Pole. According to the information received via Iridium satellite system, the walking distance left to the destination is approximately 60 km out of 115 km. For overcoming this distance the team members are utilizing skis and special footwear intended for travelling on ice.The team members, travelling to the South Pole, informed about the possibility
13.01.2009 | The 1st Azerbaijani Expedition to Antarctica!
The Azerbaijani Antarctic Expedition Team, headed by Professor H. Bagirov, having left Baku on December 12, 2008, arrived at the Chilean station Patriot Hills on December 30. For 12 days the team has carried out various scientific researches- made over 3000 measurements related to climatic and meteorological processes and gathered a valuable geological material on their way- about 2 kg of various rocks.