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Western Caspian University

31 Istiglaliyyat Baku,
Azerbaijan View map


Western Caspian University is the first private higher education institution of Azerbaijan established in 1991 year. The University became a member of several significant institutions, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – UNESCO (1992); the European Development Fund (EDF) (the European Centre for Development Policy Management - ECDPM) (1996); The Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN, 1999); The International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS, 2000), and The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS). Western Caspian University maintains close co-operation with many authoritative international educational institutions.

According to various reviews, Western Caspian University takes the first place among the ten best universities established in this emerging area. Founding of this institution was influenced by the socio-political and economic processes passing in Eastern Europe and the CIS area after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. Aim of the university is to create perfect educational atmosphere for internationally minded and globally recognized training, as well as to prepare students for achieving systematic success in their future career at global and international levels.

To the present date, Western Caspian University has participated in several international programs and projects through which it has widened its academic activity, strengthened its position in the world of education and created a favourable atmosphere for its future development.

There are 8 faculties (schools), 11 departments and 22 chairs in the university. There are 152 academic staff, 27 of them are doctors of science, professors; 42 of them are associate professors. In many rates, Western Caspian University has been featured as one of the top 10 universities. The University accepts students from all over the world regardless of race, sex, language, nationality or religion. Western Caspian University offers students the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to keep up with the demands of a rapidly growing world. Every year, Western Caspian University, along with local experts, also invites lectures from US, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and other countries.

Western Caspian University provides students an opportunity to study in different universities in Europe, the United States and other countries for short and long terms. The university provides students with opportunity to participate in international student exchange programs like Erasmus Mundus, Mevlana and other international programs. Western Caspian University provides MBA program in cooperation with University of Business and International Studies (UBIS).  

Western Caspian University accepts students from all over the world regardless of race, sex, language, nationality or religion. Western Caspian University takes steps to adapt the structure of the university to the modern university structure. At present, consistent measures are being taken to strengthen the infrastructure and material and technical basis of the university. There are created modern, unique laboratories in various fields as well as updating the teaching methodology and adaptation to the highest international standards. Our goal is to develop professional skills and leadership qualities in business, governance and other areas that will succeed in future career based on multicultural and national values, up-to-date technology, standards.

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