SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
Training and Research Center on Renewable Energy Engineering established at Baku Higher Oil School
Baku, January 27, AZERTAC
Giving preference to application of contemporary technologies and progressive approach Baku Higher Oil School took one more step in this direction.
Referring to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s speech dedicated to the 70 year anniversary of Azerbaijan National Academy of Science, and with the view of contributing the non-oil sector development and benefitting from alternative energy sources, Training and Research Center on Renewable Energy Engineering was established at BHOS. The Center primarily aims at conducting research and developing recommendations on the use of the wind, solar, thermal and bio energy sources, as well as training highly qualified specialists in renewable energy engineering in accordance with contemporary education programmes and technologies. It should be pointed out that in the course of the past years very significant projects on renewable energy have been realized in Azerbaijan, and a number of courses on renewable energy sources have been included in the curriculum of certain universities. However, the Center opened at BHOS targets at training of engineers on renewable energy based on an interdisciplinary approach.
To achieve this goal, BHOS with the support of German E.ON Company signed the cooperation agreement with RWTH Aachen University. The agreement envisages creation of appropriate infrastructure at BHOS, providing necessary facilities, carrying out scientific and research work and training of specialists.
In order to gain relevant experience for training of specialists and carrying out research, it was planned to benefit from the scientific and methodical assistance of the mentioned structures, and involve highly qualified specialists who have studied abroad in scientific and lecturing activities, while providing them in-service and on-job training opportunities and ensuring their participation at various international scientific conferences on renewable energy.
Organizational measures for creating the Center have already been initiated and a special area was allotted at the premises of BHOS new campus with an initial personnel appointment.
The knowledge triangle is considered as the primary concept for further activities of the Center that will serve to integrate scientific, educational, industrial centers and business structures of the country.