Guest Blog Post: Azerbaijani higher education system by Prof. Hamlet Isaxanli, (Khazar University)

We are delighted to inform you that ongoing reforms in the higher education system of Azerbaijan and implementation of relevant activities have resulted in outstanding outcomes. We would like to share with you some exciting news on the development of Azerbaijani education system and it growing recognition across the world.

Khazar University is the Fastest-Rising Star of the Higher Education World

On July 14, 2017, the QS Top 50 Under 50 2018 annual university ranking was released. QS ranked universities which have been established less than 50 years ago.

The primary objective of this ranking is to assess the potential and strengths of universities which despite their young age possess the potential to compete effectively with older well-established higher education institutions.

The top 150 young universities from 53 countries have been included to the list.

Khazar University is the only Azerbaijani university that was placed among the 150 best young world universities. Khazar University was ranked along with such well-known universities as Middlesex University (UK), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Universität Bielefeld (Germany), London Metropolitan University (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK), and George Mason University (USA).

Post-Soviet Union countries are represented by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine with one university per country. Turkey has four universities (Bilkent University, Koc University, Sabancı University, Cukurova University) in the top 150 young world universities.

The performance of each university is evaluated across a range of the following indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

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Azerbaijani Higher Education System consists of around 50 Higher Education Institutions, the majority of which are state/public universities, twelve are privately owned, and two are branches of Russian universities.

Khazar University is a private research-oriented university that offers a wide scope of diverse degree programs on undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels of studies with the student-centered approach as a main pillar. It covers a wide range areas of study from Arts, Humanities and Social sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Economics, Management and Business, to Education.

Khazar is actively engaged in collaborative projects and partnerships all over the world: its collaboration with Turkish and European Universities as well as hundreds of other universities worldwide contributed to its reputation that had been recognized by many International Rankings. The QS World University Rankings places Khazar University among the best universities in the region and as the first one in Azerbaijan several times in a row.

25 year-old Khazar University will do its best to contribute to further success and development of Azerbaijani science and education.

Thank you for your attention and support!

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Hamlet Isaxanli,
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees