Khazar University

Introduction

Khazar University in Baku, Azerbaijan was founded in 1991 by Professor Hamlet Isaxanli. Its founding is significant, as it is the first private university in Azerbaijan and it was founded during the country’s period of transition from Soviet to independent rule.

For several years in the late 1980s, Hamlet Isaxanli did personal research on universities all around the world and spent time observing the education system in Azerbaijan. In the summer of 1990, he organized his ideas into an article called “Thoughts on Science and the Education System,” which was published in Russian in the "Bakinskiy Rabochiy" newspaper and then in Azerbaijani in the "Communist" newspaper. He realized that in his mind, a model for a new university in Azerbaijan was forming.

According to Isaxanli, success in the education sector would be achieved either by reforming existing institutions or by founding a new one, based jointly on West European and American models and on the local situation and traditions of Azerbaijan. He felt that founding a private university was a real possibility because of the growing signs of pluralism in the political and economic systems at that time, opening the possibility that something new would also be accepted in the education system. Isaxanli also felt that the new private university would be a good model for Azerbaijan, because it could make use of the experience of Western higher educational institutions but also take into account the specific needs and patterns of Azerbaijan.

In the fall of 1991, the university began teaching preparatory courses. Beginning from the spring semester in 1992, it operated out of a building that had previously been Baku's Kindergarten no. 240 in Ahmadli. In September 1992, the university was officially inaugurated in a ceremony at the National Opera and Ballet Theater and welcomed 200 students.

Academic information

In Azerbaijan, Khazar University is recognized for providing innovative Western-style education at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral. It also runs a lab school (Dunya School) with programs at kindergarten, elementary and secondary school levels.

Khazar University has a faculty body of about 200 lecturers, many of whom were educated and/or trained in Europe and the United States. Khazar University is the pioneer in Azerbaijan to have a flexible student-centered credit accumulation system. Khazar’s curricula meet the standards of the leading universities in advanced industrialized democracies. The primary language of instruction at Khazar is English. These factors aim to increase the academic and professional opportunities for the students and train them to work in a globalizing international environment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

MS degree program in Computer Engineering gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at the advanced level in Computer Engineering. [+]

Master of Science Degree Program in Computer Engineering

MS degree program in Computer Engineering gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at the advanced level in Computer Engineering. Graduate students may specialize in Computer Graphics, Multimedia Systems and other areas of Computer Engineering.

 

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have an adequate undergraduate preparation in computer science. Students entering the program without the appropriate background will be expected to take certain undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

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Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

MS degree program in Computer Science gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at the advanced level in Computer Science. [+]

Master of Science Degree Program in Computer Science

MS degree program in Computer Science gives opportunity to qualified students from various academic disciplines for further education at the advanced level in Computer Science. In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have an adequate undergraduate preparation in computer science.

Students entering the program without the appropriate background will be expected to take certain undergraduate courses as prerequisites.

 

The MS program requires 39 graduate credits, including 6 credits for the research-oriented Master's thesis.

 

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Master of Science in Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

Graduate studies in Petroleum Engineering prepares the engineer to assume responsibility within the oil and gas industry. The graduate petroleum engineer can expect to be challenged [+]

Master of Science Degree Program in Petroleum and GasEngineering

 

Graduate studies in Petroleum Engineering prepares the engineer to assume responsibility within the oil and gas industry. The graduate petroleum engineer can expect to be challenged quickly and in areas of strong potential for personal and professional growth. Candidates with superior skills and the desire to progress within the industry can expect to be successful. The School of Engineering and Applied Science prepare students at the advanced level and with the technical skills required to meet those challenges.

 

The Master's program requires 39 graduate credits, including 6 credits for the research-oriented thesis.... [-]


MA

Master of Arts in Area Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

Area Studies include concentrations in European Studies, American Studies, Caucasus Studies, Turkic World Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, and East Asian Studies. [+]

Master of Arts in Area Studies

 

Area Studies include concentrations in European Studies, American Studies, Caucasus Studies, Turkic World Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, and East Asian Studies.Area Studies programs are interdisciplinary and include several departments. Except students admitted to the Middle Eastern Studies and European Public Affairs programs, all other area studies students will have an individual study track, designed conjointly by several faculty members and tailored towards meeting students interests.

 

Additional information on some of the area studies programs is provided below. Others are similar, but, of course, with their own specific requirements.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Relations

Campus Full time September 2017 Azerbaijan Baku

The curriculum of the MA degree program in International Relations is designed to provide students with a broad analytical background in the major fields of international affairs [+]

Master of Arts in International Relations

The curriculum of the MA degree program in International Relations is designed to provide students with a broad analytical background in the major fields of international affairs, combined with the specific focus gained through either a functional or regional concentration.

The purpose of the required curricula is to ensure that every  student in the program receives basic, broad-based, interdisciplinary training in international affairs. This includes graduate level course-work in international politics, and historical, political, and social process.

The small number of students admitted each year allows the program to be tailored to individual needs and encourages close interaction between students and faculty. The program intends to provide a solid academic background for students planning careers related to development, whether in government, private volunteer agencies or business related sectors.... [-]