Baku Higher Oil School was established as a public higher educational institution upon Decree No. 539 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, dated November 29, 2011 “On making changes in the structure of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
Baku Higher Oil School was set up to meet growing needs of SOCAR, which is expanding its activities in Azerbaijan and abroad, and other industries in the country for highly qualified engineers trained in accordance with modern curricula and with the use of the latest education technologies, and having an advanced level of English.
During the past period BHOS has managed to create its own infrastructure complying with contemporary requirements and formed administrative and lecturers' staff. The university has implemented a series of motivating and mobilizing measures to increase the motivation of the teaching staff in teaching and students in education.
Cooperation with local and foreign companies, organisation of regular trainings and lectures by professionals, high results shown by students in education and various social projects, the trust gained among the public in a short time, and other such achievements attract the most intelligent youth of Azerbaijan to study at BHOS.
Since its establishment, BHOS has become the most prestigious higher education institution and a leader in the training of professional engineers in Azerbaijan. BHOS students gain both theoretical knowledge and practical training. Thus, students participate in summer internships and practical training held at the relevant production enterprises and facilities of companies such as SOCAR, BP, Statoil, Total, Schlumberger, ABB, Halliburton, Atenau Ltd, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, Baker Hughes, Confidence Capital, Emerson Process Management, Avandsis Group, Maire Tecnimont, Control and Measurement Devices LLC, Petkim, Star (Turkey). This provides great opportunities for students to establish effective relationships with leading industry experts, grow as world-class specailists, gain employment and build a successful career.
BHOS mission is to train highly qualified specialists for various industries and businesses. Necessary educational environment provided with brand-new technologies and high profile teaching staff has been created at the university to that end.
BHOS vision is to become one of the globally recognized higher education institutions specialized in engineering and offer educational programmes to both local and international students in partnership with leading world universities.