Round-table on "Investing in future: towards sustainable and inclusive development” was held in the framework of the VI Baku International Humanitarian Forum
On 26 October, 2018 a round-table: "Investing in future: towards sustainable and inclusive development” was held at the ADA University on the margins of VI Baku International Humanitarian Forum. The round-table was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan.
Deputy Head of the Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev read out congratulatory letter by the President of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev at the opening session of the event.
The event was addressed by Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Jeyhun Bayramov, president of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Mr. Akif Alizade and Chairman of the State Committee on Work with Diaspora Mr. Fuad Muradov.
Within the roundtable, “The International Association of Foreign Alumni of Azerbaijan” which was established on 8 September, 2018 and for the first time, brought together alumni of Azerbaijani universities, was officially presented by the AIDA of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The International Association of Foreign Alumni of Azerbaijani Universities was established as a result of a large number of applications received from foreign graduates of Azerbaijani universities. The founders of the Association are ADA University, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University and Azerbaijan University of Languages. The main purpose of the establishment of the Association is to unite foreign alumni educated in Azerbaijan, to establish contacts between foreign students and universities, to attract interested individuals and organizations to cooperation with foreign alumni, to achieve socially beneficial goals and promote education in Azerbaijan. The partners of the Association are the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the AIDA of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Then, panel sessions of the round-table focused on the topics “The role of sustainable development in cultural diversity”, “Energy for sustainable and inclusive growth” and “Formation of human potential as a main factor in sustainable development’.
The event hosted over 60 foreign students from 25 countries who studied in Azerbaijan up to date, foreign students studying within the framework of educational grants offered for the citizens of member states of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to study at the higher educational institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan, senior officials of state bodies of Azerbaijan and others.