A ceremony was held at the International Mugham Center on October 27 to present student ID cards of the University of Strasbourg to students of the French-Azerbaijani University (UFAZ).
Participants in the ceremony included French ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez, head of the Department of Science, Higher and Secondary Education at the Ministry of Education Yaqub Piriyev, rector of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industrial University Mustafa Babanli, representative of the University of Strasbourg Philippe Turek, teachers and professors of UFAZ and media representatives.
French ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez stressed the importance of cooperation and relations between the two countries in the field of education. She expressed her confidence that UFAZ project will be a success. The ambassador said that one of the three holders of Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 is an UFAZ professor.
She said UFAZ students receive access to an online library of the University of Strasbourg.
Head of the Department of Science, Higher and Secondary Education at the Ministry of Education Yaqub Piriyev said UFAZ project marks a new stage in the development of cooperation in the field of education, which is an essential area of socio-cultural ties of the two countries. “This project will help Azerbaijani youth to familiarize themselves with the rich cultural and scientific legacy of France, and also pave the way for the expansion of cultural ties between our countries.”
Student ID cards of the University of Strasbourg were presented to students of the French-Azerbaijani University.
UFAZ is a joint initiative of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the French Republic Francois Hollande.
French-Azerbaijani University announced enrollment in four disciplines in 2016/2017 academic year, with 143 young people admitted. Of them, 120 people were enrolled on a free basis, while 23 entrants were given fee-based places.
Lectures at UFAZ will be delivered in English by an international academic staff of highly qualified French and Azerbaijani professors. Graduates will obtain a double degree.