Baku Higher Oil School expands relations with Germany

Baku, November 19, AZERTAC

Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has met German Ambassador Heidrun Tempel. Rector GAsimov highlighted BHOS history. He pointed out that BHOS was established within SOCAR in 2011 according to the decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev. He said BHOS first of all aimed to educate highly qualified engineers for petroleum and chemical industries. Particularizing the fact that the national economy was mainly based on the petroleum industry, the Rector underlined that this specialization would always be in great demand in Azerbaijan. He drew the Ambassador`s attention to the significance of free of charge education programmes offered at BHOS, emphasizing that all courses were conducted in English language. The Rector also added that education at BHOS was realized totally in line with the education programme of Heriot-Watt University, UK.

The Rector said that the exams are supervised by Heriot-Watt University professors and the transparency of students’ knowledge assessment was guaranteed. Mr Gasimov mentioned that every year the students with the highest entrance scores selected BHOS and the number of the Presidential scholarship winners was increasing. He also said that out of the 25 Presidential scholarship winners from Specialization Group No 1, 17 students were studying at BHOS and three of them gathered the top 700 entrance score. Mr Gasimov familiarized the Ambassador with the project of BHOS campus which would meet international standards, saying all necessary conditions would be provided for students there. “BHOS students enjoyed the privilege to take internship in such companies as SOCAR, Total, BP, Schlumberger, Emerson, Schneider Electric and the significance attached to research at BHOS.” The Rector particularly stressed the cooperation with E.ON, a German company, along with the agreement on creation of renewable energy center signed with the President of RWTH University of Aachen, the collaboration largely supported by SOCAR and its partner E.ON. Gasimov emphasized his interest in establishing partnership relations with German universities.

Ambassador Tempel focused on cooperation between SOCAR and E.ON. She proposed implementing a joint project and organizing a joint conference on renewable energy. The Ambassador underlined the importance of students’ mobility and assured of the availability of high quality technical programmes at German universities. Mrs. Tempel also expressed her confidence that BHOS, as a higher school educating specialists for important industrial spheres, would occupy worthy positions in future. She hailed development of BHOS as dynamic. The German Ambassador expressed her commitment to developing relations with BHOS involving German specialists and experts through DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Mrs. Tempel invited BHOS representatives to participate in international workshops and conferences to be held in Germany.

Rector Gasimov invited Mrs. Heidrun Tempel to make presentation for BHOS students on a mutually agreed topic.

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