French-Azerbaijani University

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French-Azerbaijani University
Azərbaycan-Fransız Universiteti
UFAZ building at Nizami Street
TypeJoint program
DirectorVazeh Əsgərov
Academic staff
183 Nizami küçəsi
Baku 1001
Ufaz logo.png

The French-Azerbaijani University (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan-Fransız Universiteti, French: L'Université franco-azerbaïdjanaise, UFAZ) was created in 2016 on the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and French President François Hollande as a joint project led by the University of Strasbourg and the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU).

The UFAZ campus is housed in a historical building at Nizami Street 183 in the city center of the Azerbaijani capital city Baku.

It has around 70 professors and other faculty members, and around 538 students.

Education[change | change source]

Teaching at UFAZ is in the English language, and the academic curriculum followed is the one of the University of Strasbourg, and the University of Rennes 1 for oil and gas engineering bachelor program.

To harmonize the 3-year undergraduate course in France with the 4-year bachelor program in Azerbaijan, the first year at UFAZ is a foundation year.[1] The teaching staff consists of both French and Azerbaijani professors.[2] Upon graduation, UFAZ graduates receive Azerbaijani (ASOIU) and French (University of Strasbourg or University of Rennes 1) national diplomas.

At present, the UFAZ counts 4 specialties at the bachelor level: chemical engineering,[3] geophysical engineering,[4] computer science,[5] and oil and gas engineering.[6]

Most UFAZ students, more than 80%, are scholarship holders who receive free education based on Azerbaijani government's financial support.

UFAZ will open new master's programs for the 2020/2021 academic year in the following areas: chemical engineering / physical chemistry, geosciences and applied computer sciences (big data and artificial intelligence).[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Foundation Year Program". Archived from the original on 2018-09-04. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  2. "Core Faculty". Archived from the original on 2020-08-19. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  3. "BSc. Of Chemical Engineering". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  4. "BSc. Of Geosciences Engineering". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  5. "BSc. Of Computer Science". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  6. "BSc. Of Oil and Gas Engineering". Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  7. "Admission for Master's degrees". Archived from the original on 2020-06-07. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

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