KhPI has signed a memorandum with Azerbaijan Technical University

Rector of NTU “KhPI” Yevgen Sokol visited Azerbaijan to negotiate with the administration of several universities to determine new stages of cooperation. These are Baku State University (BSU), Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU), Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU). Following the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding in the scientific and educational sphere with AzTU was signed.   

The purpose of the memorandum is the development of academic, scientific and educational cooperation between NTU “KhPI” and the Azerbaijan Technical University. It involves the exchange of students, teachers, graduate students, other university employees, cooperation in research, the exchange of academic materials, publications, library resources and other information, cooperation in the creation of joint bachelor and master programs, etc.

“The issues of exchanging students and teachers, technologies, and joint research were discussed. Of course, a lot of our specialties coincide. Azerbaijan Technical University was interested in preparing PhD students at KhPI. The personnel reserve is always an important work, and knowing our serious potential in this area, they paid attention to it. We send them the base of our academic advisers, topics for PhD, which they will consider in order to recommend the citizens of Azerbaijan for training. In addition, we offer their students to participate in our master’s programs” said the rector of KhPI Yevgen Sokol.

The rector also noted that KhPI has prepared a package of proposals that will be sent to three Azerbaijani universities (Baku State University, Azerbaijan Technical University, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University) to determine the main directions. After this, specific protocols can be signed that determine the time frame, number of directions, as well as the possibility of implementing joint projects.

“The Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU) and the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) are very interested in cooperation with our university. They are well aware of the high ratings of KhPI, they have an understanding of who they are working with and for what purpose. If we talk about ASOIU, we are interested in two areas – oil and gas production, gas and solid fuel processing. These are specialties that coincide in our universities, and cooperation is of interest. They are also interested in the possibility of cooperation in the field of information technology” said Yevgen Sokol.

Recall that in the spring of 2018, the rector of NTU “KhPI” visited Azerbaijan to start cooperation with universities of this country.


Baku State University (BSU) was founded in 1919. More than 20,000 students study there. The university consists of 17 faculties, the Center for Nano Research, the Center for Information Technologies, the International Research Center, the Career Center, the Korean and Russian centers, the museum, the library, the publishing house, etc. 

Azerbaijan Technical University (AzTU) is the highest technical state educational institution of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The university has been operating since 1950 and is currently one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan. AzTU prepares specialists and scientific personnel in the fields of mechanical engineering, metallurgy, computer science and computer technology, electrical engineering, telecommunications, motor transport, the engineering business, and in 28 other areas and 70 specialties. 

The university works closely with representative offices of international organizations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, and many leading foreign universities. At different times, citizens from more than 40 countries have received and continue to receive education at the university. 

Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) is a higher educational institution in Baku. It was founded in 1920. Personnel training at ASOIU is carried out at all three levels of higher education – undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies. Today, the university has 7 faculties, 28 departments, 6 research laboratories. Nowadays, over 300 foreign students from Turkey, Russia, China, Greece, Iran, Syria, the United States, Great Britain and other countries are receiving education at ASOIU.