Rector of Baku Higher Oil School makes business trip to Poland

Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov has made a business trip to Poland as part of the Erasmus+ project called “Establishment of Rectors' Conference in Azerbaijan”.

BHOS Vice-Rector for Education and Scientific Affairs, Zafar Gurbanov, and BHOS Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Babek Mammadov, also took part in the visit coordinated by Baku Business University.

As part of the business trip, a meeting was held at the Warsaw School of Economics.  The meeting was attended by Adviser to the Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the rectors of the Azerbaijani universities that are members of the project consortium, and other authorized representatives, as well as the representatives of the Magna Charta Observatory Council and the Hungarian Rectors' Conference.

Opening the event, Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics, Piotr Wachowiak, made a broad presentation about the university. Then, the rector spoke about the benefits that the Warsaw School of Economics has gained from joining the Polish Rectors' Conference and about the Warsaw Conference of Rectors of Higher Education Institutions, of which he is a president.

President of the Polish Rectors' Conference, Arkadiusz Mezyk, welcomed the Azerbaijani delegation and expressed satisfaction with the cooperation. He touched upon the important points regarding the establishment of the Conference and gave detailed information about the history, legal form, status, internal management, main activities, decision-making process and permanent staff of the conference, as well as the duties of the conference secretariat.

Speaking at the meeting, Head of the Central and Eastern Europe and East Asia Department of the German Rectors' Conference, Rudolf Smolarczyk, emphasized the important role of the Rectors' Conference in expanding international cooperation between higher education institutions and coordinating universities’ activities in the country.

At the end of the event, fruitful discussions were held between the participants of the meeting and the representatives of the Rectors' Conferences.