On May 27, French-Azerbaijani University (UFAZ) hosted the launch of an archive exhibition of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic marking the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Participants in the event included Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov, Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez, Azerbaijani Ambassador to France Rahman Mustafayev, presidents of Strasbourg and Rennes 1 universities, President of the National Centre for Space Studies of France Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of Airbus DS France Nicolas Сhamussy, president of Azercosmos Rashad Nabiyev, students and media representatives.
Guests first viewed the archive exhibition dedicated to the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Ministers then joined a ceremony of signing a memorandum of cooperation between French company Thales, Baku Metro CJSC, German company Schneider Electric and UFAZ.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the historic importance of the exhibition organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Minister said that a joint initiative of the presidents of Azerbaijan and France, the UFAZ project is a new stage in the overall development of relations between the two countries. He described the successful continuation of the project as a result of unique cooperation in the field of education. The minister said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev`s care and attention to the UFAZ project was an important factor in achieving this success. Jeyhun Bayramov expressed his confidence that the exchange of UFAZ students and their future activities in the academic field will deepen relations between Azerbaijan and France.
Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian extended his congratulations on the occasion of the Republic Day, and wished the people of Azerbaijan peace and tranquility.
He highlighted the significance of Azerbaijan-France relations and cooperation in the field of education. The French minister praised the establishment of UFAZ.
The guests then met with UFAZ students.
A joint initiative of the presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the French Republic, UFAZ was established in September, 2014.
UFAZ announced enrollment in four disciplines in 2016/2017 academic year: Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Geophysical Engineering, and Oil and Gas Engineering. The university has a total enrollment of 284 students.
UFAZ graduates will receive dual diplomas (University of Strasbourg and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, students majoring in Oil and Gas Engineering will receive diplomas of University of Rennes 1 and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University).