Sustainability Partnership

SDG-17 outlines the objectives of enhancing the mechanisms for implementing all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and reinvigorating global partnerships for sustainable development. At Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, we hold the belief that forging partnerships between the university and various stakeholders such as industry, public society, and notably government bodies, both domestically and internationally, is essential for addressing the multifaceted societal challenges in our community and laying the groundwork for a sustainable future. Below is a catalog of our partners in pursuit of sustainability:

On a global scale, the agreements with our international partners primarily focus on equipping our students with the essential qualities of a rigorous scientific mindset, a spirit of inquiry, and entrepreneurial skills necessary for addressing the challenges of sustainable development. Collaboratively, we strive to contribute to the attainment of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Azerbaijan's Vision 2030 by focusing on four key objectives: delivering high-quality education, conducting cutting-edge research, fostering groundbreaking innovation, and actively engaging with civil society. Through partnerships with citizens, educators, public and private sectors, as well as university researchers, teachers, and students, we engage in co-creating knowledge that can lead to solutions for societal issues, which may vary across countries.

ASOIU collaborates with renowned universities and academic institutions worldwide to facilitate student and faculty exchanges, joint research projects, and the development of dual degree programs. Partnerships with institutions such as The University of Warwick in the UK and UCSI University in Malaysia enable cross-cultural learning experiences and global academic collaboration. The collaboration between Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) and The University of Warwick has led to the establishment of a Master of Science (MSc) Dual Diploma Program specializing in Renewable Energy. This program aims to develop a fresh cohort of renewable energy specialists by utilizing cutting-edge scientific advancements and innovative educational approaches within our country. The key objective of this program is to provide access to UK education in Azerbaijan, thus removing the need for travel to England. This initiative will produce local professionals equipped with proficiency in renewable energy technologies.

ASOIU collaborates closely with government agencies and ministries in Azerbaijan, such as the Ministry of Energy, to align academic programs with industry needs and national development strategies. Additioally, On October 17, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) and the Azerbaijan Renewable Energy Agency (AREA) under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The partnership aims to advance scientific research domains and facilitate both theoretical and practical research endeavors. It also involves the creation of educational materials and the improvement of the educational process.

To learn more about our partnerships with international universities, you can find coverage in ASOIU’s official website.

The ASOIU Region Alliance represents a collaborative effort between Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) and regional stakeholders aimed at fostering development, innovation, and sustainable growth within the surrounding region. This alliance brings together ASOIU's expertise in education, research, and industry with the resources and knowledge of local governments, businesses, and communities to address common challenges and leverage opportunities for collective advancement.

The alliance works to achieve following goals:

1. Promoting Economic Development: The alliance seeks to stimulate economic growth by supporting local industries, fostering entrepreneurship, and attracting investment to the region. Collaborative initiatives may include business incubation programs, industry-academic partnerships, and skills development initiatives tailored to regional needs.

2. Enhancing Education and Research: ASOIU contributes its academic resources and research capabilities to enhance educational opportunities and address pressing issues in the region. This may involve offering specialized training programs, conducting joint research projects, and developing curriculum aligned with local industry demands.

3. Facilitating Innovation and Technology Transfer: The alliance aims to promote innovation and facilitate the transfer of technology between ASOIU and regional stakeholders. This may involve establishing innovation hubs, providing support for technology startups, and facilitating knowledge exchange between academia and industry.

4. Addressing Societal Challenges: ASOIU Region Alliance addresses societal challenges such as environmental sustainability, public health, and social welfare through collaborative initiatives and community engagement programs. This may include environmental conservation projects, healthcare outreach programs, and social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at addressing local needs.

5. Fostering Collaboration and Networking: The alliance serves as a platform for fostering collaboration and networking among ASOIU, local governments, businesses, NGOs, and community organizations. Regular meetings, workshops, and events provide opportunities for stakeholders to exchange ideas, share best practices, and develop joint initiatives.

6. ASOIU participated in a number of international projects aimed at improving the quality of education and introducing innovations in the training system. Within the framework of the TEMPUS program of the European Union, a bachelor's degree in environmental protection was organized at ASOIU. Since 2015, ASOIU has joined the Erasmus+ network. Within the Erasmus+ program, the university is being a part of various projects (MAGNUS, UNILAB, WORK4CE).