News 12 Mar 2024
Meeting with Academician Akif Alizadeh at ASOIU

On March 12, a meeting was held at the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) with the distinguished scientist and public figure, renowned geologist of Azerbaijan, Honored Scientist of the Republic of Azerbaijan, State Prize laureate of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Honorary Professor of ASOIU, Academician Akif Alizadeh.

Acting Rector of ASOIU, Associate Professor Vazeh Asgarov, who opened the event, expressed his pleasure in welcoming the esteemed academic and ASOIU's honorary professor, Academician Akif Alizadeh, to the alma mater. Associate Professor Asgarov highlighted Alizadeh's invaluable contributions to Azerbaijan's geology and geophysics, acknowledging his honorable life as a role model for younger generations, and extended his congratulations on his 90th birthday.

Speaking on the topic "I Believe in the Sun, Even if it Doesn't Shine Its Rays," academician Akif Alizadeh expressed his profound joy in being back at his alma mater and meeting with the youth. Academician Alizadeh, recalling his years of education at the AzII, noted the significance of such meetings within those same walls, highlighting the efforts and innovations seen in shaping highly intellectual, knowledgeable, and skilled youth as one of society's primary responsibilities.

Academician Akif Alizadeh addressed questions from the students, offering them advice in the scientific and theoretical fields, encouraging them to contribute to the advancement of Azerbaijani science, expand scientific research activities, and contribute to the development of national science.

Subsequently, Vice President of SOCAR, Arzu Javadova, spoke on the topic "Heart Devoted to Science," while Associate Professor Aghamehdi Agayev from the Department of Geology and development of mineral deposits of the Geological Exploration Faculty (GEF) discussed "Architects of Nature," and Professor Tofik Ahmadov from the Department of Geophysics of the GEF shared memories of academician Akif Alizadeh, Dean of the GEF, Associate Professor Namad Pashayev, spoke on the topic "The Path from Studenthood to Academia in the Geological Exploration Faculty," reflecting on academician Akif Alizadeh's rich scientific activity and memories, congratulating him on his jubilee. It was noted in the speeches that the distinguished scientist not only created a scientific school in Azerbaijan but also in the world of geology.

During the event, a film dedicated to academician Akif Alizadeh was screened. 
Finally, a commemorative gift was presented to the guest.