DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
The Republic of Azerbaijan, after restoration of its independence by the collapse of the USSR, has entered the system of international relations, especially since 1993, having pursued an independent foreign policy course and achieved significant successes in international politics. During the Soviet Empire, Azerbaijan's lack of experience in foreign policy and international relations also raised issues of education in the field of international relations after independence. As a result of the persistent foreign policy course starting in 1993, the Republic of Azerbaijan has become a leading country in the center of world-class projects. From this point of view, there is a need for highly qualified professionals who meet the requirements of the time, which can operate under the national interests of Azerbaijan both inside and outside the country. In this context, adopting a foreign language as well as elaborating additional English, the high level of mastering the subjects of "International Relations" will have a positive impact on the development of this field in our country. The area of "international relations" covers not only the traditional field of inter-state relations, but also the interaction between state and non-governmental organizations, as well as organizations, public associations or transnational or multinational companies. However, "International Relations" is a fairly large field and includes areas such as politics, history, law, economics and trade. Thus, there are broad opportunities for students to study in this field and those who are involved in this field, depending on the preferences and interests of scholars.
Purpose of the department
The department of International Relations has been functioning at the Baku Engineering University since the beginning of 2017. Within the framework of the comprehensive activity of Baku Engineering University, the main objective of the International Relations Department is to train specialists who meet the local and international criteria required for the country. At the same time, the department has set the goal of educating young researchers who are capable of carrying out independent research in various fields of international relations and generally social sciences.
Activity directions of the department
Education at the department of International Relations is based on the requirements of the "State standard and program of higher education", "The content and organization rules of the bachelor's degree" and the "Classification of qualifications of bachelor's degree in higher education". At the bachelor degree in the specialty "International Relations", the department also prepares the master's degree in the field of "International Relations and Diplomacy" and carries out preparation of specialists in the field. At the Department where teaching is conducted in English, students have the opportunity to choose one of the Russian, French, German and Arabic languages as their second foreign language, along with their five-year training and education courses. The chair of "International Relations" has developed its own teaching program in the world and in Azerbaijan with the use of advanced experience in this field. The department teaches subjects in the field of international relations, international law, international politics, political history and foreign policy, as well as subjects in law and economics. The bachelor's degree is taught in English and the master's degree is in Azerbaijani.
The role of the department in the career and internship of students
During education the students will have the opportunity to practice internationally and internationally, including transnational corporations, under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, embassies and international organizations. It is directly related to the quality of the teaching process carried out at the department that students graduated from the International Relations specialty are welcomed by various government agencies and the private sector in the country. Our graduates have been trained in government agencies, private companies, foreign affairs agencies, research centers, non-government organizations, international organizations (European Union, NATO, UN, EU, etc.), international news agencies, transnational corporations, banking sector, insurance, advertising and consulting. At the same time, the graduates who apply for a Master's degree to foreign universities have a very easy and positive way of receiving a scholarship from a highly rated university.
Having graduated from the specialty of international relations, has the following qualities and qualities for the department:
• To gain a sound theoretical and methodological foundation in accordance with the national interests of Azerbaijan, corresponding to the subjects offered in different fields of international relations;
• the acquired theoretical and methodological basis for effective use both in practical life and in future scientific researches;
• To fully understand the evolution of international relations and the history of international relations and to define its future development boards;
• Identify key issues of international relations and have an independent position on these issues;
• express thoughts, ideas and opinions on the main issues of international relations in written and verbal form at the academic level in Azerbaijani and English;
• Critical and analytical approach to processes related to international relations at national, regional and global levels;
• stay committed to the ethical values required by independent research;
• To possess the intellectual qualities along with the intellectual level that can contribute to the overall development of society.
Academic staff of the department
The department of international relations carries out educational process in the bachelor degree in English and in the Azerbaijani language at the Baku Engineering University with its highly qualified faculty. The chair is headed by PhD in history, associate professor Samir Guliyev. Head of the department A. Ahmadov, Ph.D. in political sciences N. Abdullayev, PhD in international relations N. Garakhani, teacher N. Vidadili, teacher Y. Ahmedov, teacher A. Iskenderov, teacher Sh. Abilov, teacher S. Bagirov and laboratory assistant I. Together with Abdulzizova, the hourly-minded teachers, who have made excellent progress in their field, also carry out the teaching process. Important results of scientific researches carried out at the department are presented to ANAS. Institute of Human Rights, Institute of History of ANAS, Institute of Caucasian Studies, Institute of Archeology and Ethnography and Institute of Human Rights have extensive co-operation with the staff of the department. Employees of the department have been engaged in scientific research in areas such as "Regional Security Problems and Bilateral Relations", "Energy Security", "Modern Problems of International Law". In this context, scientific articles of the staff of the department were published in impressive magazines and scientific results were applied to the teaching process.
The development of scientific and pedagogical cadres and development of human resources are always one of the most important issues in the agenda of the department. It should be noted that Namig Abbasov, a graduate of the department (also our graduate), was admitted to the doctorate in Arizona at the US State University in 2017. At the same time, our graduates Shamkhal Abilov was in the final stage of doctoral studies in Germany and in September he was involved as a teacher. Said Bagirov graduated from magistracy in Germany and began his career as a teacher in September. Our graduates Inci Abdülzizova has been working as a laboratory assistant in the department since 2018. The beginning of our academic career and the involvement of our graduates are a stimulus for our students.
International relations of the department
Employees and students of the department participate in courses and research programs at different universities, including Erasmus Mundus, DAAD, Fulbright and Mevlana exchange programs, as well as bilateral exchange agreements, at leading universities in Europe, USA and Turkey. The department has extensive contacts with embassies of Pakistan, Italy, USA, Japan, Peru, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Egypt, as well as with UN agencies in our country.