Booklet highlighting Karabakh University to be issued


A booklet highlighting Karabakh University, which is scheduled to open for the 2024-2025 academic year, will soon be issued, the Ministry of Science and Education told AZERTAC.

The university will offer bachelor`s degrees in six faculties: pedagogy, economics, humanities and social sciences, engineering, arts, and tourism.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Turkish fighter jet KAAN successfully conducts 2nd test flight


Turkish homegrown fighter jet KAAN on Monday successfully conducted its second successful test flight, Anadolu Agency reports citing the head of the nation’s Defense Industry Agency.

‘Our national combat aircraft, which successfully made its first flight on Feb. 21, took off from the runway at 08.46 this morning, remained in the air for 14 minutes, and reached an altitude of 10,000 feet,’ Haluk Gorgun, the agency head, said on X.

Gorgun expressed his gratitude for witnessing this ‘historic moment.’

‘I wholeheartedly congratulate all our companies, employees, and institutional personnel who contributed to the project, especially our Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) engineers, pilots and technical team,’ he said, adding that they are taking firm steps towards mass production.

Praising the efforts of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for achieving such a success together with the country, he said Turkish skies are in ‘safe hands’ with local and national technologies.

KAAN, the first fifth-generation
fighter jet manufactured domestically, aims to replace the Turkish army’s aging fleet.

Before its maiden flight, tests were carried out on KAAN’s launch seat tests, control surfaces, landing gear, avionic systems, fuel, engine start-up, and taxiing.

KAAN will be capable of air-to-air combat with next-generation weapons and precision strikes from internal weapon mounts at supersonic speed, and will provide increased combat power with AI and neural network support.

The latest development makes Trkiye one of the few countries to own this technology.

The aircraft, for which the project began in 2016, was rolled out in March 2023.

Last year, it left the hangar for the first time, and last May, the name of the aircraft was announced by Erdogan.

It is part of Trkiye’s continuing efforts to shift most of its defense vehicles, weapons, and supplies from foreign sources to domestic ones.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

EURAS President conducts master class at BHOS


Mustafa Aydin, President of the Eurasian Universities Union (EURAS), Founder and Rector of Istanbul Aydin University, held a master class at the Baku Higher Oil School of SOCAR (BHOS).

The event titled ‘Modern Leadership in Higher Education’ was attended by BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov, social and political activist Hasan Hasanov, and representatives of several higher education institutions in the country.

Rector Elmar Gasimov opened the event with a keynote speech. He talked about the relevance of the topic, emphasizing the importance of studying modern methods in this field. According to him, our rich traditions and mental values, as well as our modernity, play an important role in shaping the youth as worthy citizens and personalities.

Then, Mustafa Aydin talked about the main characteristics of leadership, the role of education in the development and formation of personality, and the importance of moral values. He shared his experiences with the participants of the master class.

In conclusion, famous po
litical and state figure Hasan Hasanov made a speech in which he emphasized the importance of the event and wished success to those gathered.

Mustafa Aydin then answered questions from the participants of the event.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Trkiye’s 1st indigenous Earth observation satellite completes 1st year in space


Trkiye’s first indigenous high-resolution Earth observation satellite, IMECE, completed its first year in space, Anadolu Agency reports citing Industry and Technology Minister Mehmet Fatih Kacir.

Kacir wrote on X that IMECE, which was developed by the TUBITAK Space Technologies Research Institute and launched into space on April 15, 2023, has executed its mission successfully.

He noted that all of IMECE’s key components are indigenous, including its electro-optic camera, which has a high resolution from approximately 700 kilometers (435 miles).

“With the IMECE satellite’s mission, Trkiye has proved its ability in space technologies. We will send Trkiye’s first national communications satellite TURKSAT 6A into space in the week of July 8. This will make us one of the 11 countries that can develop its own communications satellites in the world,” he added.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Baku Book Center hosts presentation of methodological manual ‘Azerbaijani language proficiency level requirements’


The Baku Book Center has hosted the presentation of the methodological manual “Azerbaijani language proficiency level requirements’ prepared by the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan (SEC), which is intended for the Azerbaijani language certification exam.

Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Director of the Heydar Aliyev Center Anar Alakbarov, Minister of Science and Education Emin Amrullayev, as well as well-known science, culture and public figures of Azerbaijan attended the event.

Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the State Examination Center Maleyka Abbaszade provided insight into the program. She noted that the exam would allow to determine the Azerbaijani language proficiency level among citizens of the country. Abbaszade added that the SEC would conduct an examination following the ongoing discussions among the academic staff.

Other speakers at the event highlighted the advantages of the manual.

Rector o
f Azerbaijan’s University of Languages, Academician Kamal Abdulla, as well as, MP, Academician Nizami Jafarov, Director of the Monitoring Center at the State Language Commission Sevinj Aliyeva emphasized the importance of the book, saying it would help determine the Azerbaijani language proficiency level among foreigners, as well as promote the native language.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Memorandum of Understanding on establishing Trkiye-Azerbaijan University approved – ORDER


President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an Order approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan and the Council of Higher Education of Trkiye on the establishment of the Trkiye-Azerbaijan University (TAU).

In accordance with the order, the MoU on the establishment of Trkiye -Azerbaijan University was approved.

After the memorandum of understanding enters into force, Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan will ensure the implementation of its provisions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan will send a notification to the Government of Trkiye regarding the completion of domestic procedures necessary for the MoU`s entry into force.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

BHOS hosts meeting with students and graduates selected to participate in SOCAR’s ‘Young Talents’ program


40 students and graduates of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) have been selected to participate in SOCAR’s “Young Talents” and “Working Students” programs.

At the meeting with the participants of the programs, BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov wished them success and advised them to use this opportunity given to them by SOCAR’s leadership, to successfully represent Baku Higher Oil School in enterprises and institutions, to be active and determined to study.

Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Head of the Talent Management and Business Partnership Department of SOCAR Sadig Sadigov noted that ‘it is gratifying that the BHOS students and graduates are taking part in the programs and beginning their careers at SOCAR’.

Deputy Head of the Human Resources Department of SOCAR Hamid Israfilov and Leading Human Resources Specialist at SOCAR Aygun Ganieva expressed confidence that the students and graduates would greatly benefit from participating in the program.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Academician Zarifa Aliyeva commemorated in Ukraine


An event to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the death of an outstanding Azerbaijani scientist-ophthalmologist, academician Zarifa Aliyeva has been held in the Ukrainian city of Irpin.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Ukraine Seymur Mardaliyev, Ukrainian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Yuriy Husyev, Irpin city Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn, Head of SOCAR Representative Office in Ukraine Elchin Mammadov, the diplomats, Irpin city mayor officials, staff of secondary school No 12 named after Zarifa Aliyeva, as well as local media reps attended the commemorative event.

The participants laid flowers at academician Zarifa Aliyeva’s bust in the city of Irpin.

In their remarks, the speakers highlighted the rich life and activity of academician Zarifa Aliyeva.

The participants then visited the secondary school No 12 to familiarize themselves with the museum named after academician Zarifa Aliyeva.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency