BHOS to cooperate with China University of Petroleum

Baku, June 7, AZERTAC 

Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has met with a delegation from China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUPB). The delegation included CUPB Vice President, professor Dong Zhaoxia, Dean of International Education College professor Zhang Yongxue, Department Head of International College Li Lingyun and officer of Student Admission department of International Education College Gunay Aliyeva.

Rector Elmar Gasimov highlighted the key activities, departments, academic programs and teaching process of the Higher School. He said that BHOS students receive education in various engineering fields including Process Automation Engineering, which was recognized as the most prestigious profession for promising students last year. According to him, the fact that all subjects in both universities are taught in English provides solid foundation for development of bilateral cooperation including student exchange programs.

Vice President of the China University of Petroleum, professor Dong Zhaoxia briefed Elmar Gasimov about CUPB history. Set up in 1953, it is the first university in China, which prepares specialists for oil and gas industry, she said. Professor Dong Zhaoxia invited Elmar Gasimov to participate in the Forum of Energy Engineering universities’ rectors scheduled to be held on September 22 this year to commemorate 65th anniversary of CUPB. The Vice President also expressed her interest in establishing partnership with the Higher School. She noted that the exchange program will be especially important for Chinese students trained to work in the oil and gas industry, as they will learn about Azerbaijan expertise in developing this sector of economics.

The meeting reached an agreement that in the nearest future, two BHOS undergraduates will go to Beijing to study at CUPB, while two students of the China University of Petroleum would come to Baku to enroll in the Higher School. It was also decided that cooperation agreement between BHOS and CUPB will be signed in October 2018.

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