AIT staff visited Gazakh branch of Baku State University

10 May, 2019

The academic staff of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology met with students and instructors at Gazakh branch of Baku State University during their visit to Gazakh district within the frame of promotional events held in the regions of Azerbaijan.

Rajab Babashov, Head of the Executive Power in Gazakh, said future of each country is measured with its education level in the modern world. He noted that the recent activities held to improve education showcase our confidence in the future. Most of all, this important factor has been part of the essential principles of the state policy in recent years as a result of the attention and care to education in the country by President Ilham Aliyev.

Arif Rustamov, Rector of the Gazakh branch of BSU, expressed his gratitude to the AIT staff for their visit. He noted that the successful education policy in the country was formed by national leader Heydar Aliyev, and President Ilham Aliyev successfully continues this policy.

Mentioning state-religion relations, Arif Rustamov said the President places a lot of emphasis on the issue. The purposeful measures are taken for the prevention of extremism, fanaticism and radicalism. The establishment of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology by President Ilham Aliyev’s Decree dated February 9, 2018, is the most significant step in this direction.

AIT rector said he is pleased to visit the Gazakh branch of Baku State University which is the oldest higher education institution in the country. He noted that the meeting aims to inform public about the Institute for attracting high-level and intellectual students for the 2019-2020 academic year. The rector mentioned the religious and spiritual environment in the country, state-religion relations formed by national leader Heydar Aliyev and President Ilham Aliyev’s successful policy based on this. The state attaches particular importance to the protection of religion, and national and spiritual values. The obvious example of this is the establishment of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology by the Decree dated February 9, 2018. He emphasized the activity carried out by the Institute staff mentioning the importance of trainings apart from education. The Rector concluded his speech saying relations between two higher education institutions will develop further and AIT would like to hold such meetings in the Institute.

Mirniyaz Mursalov, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, outlined education process and subjects taught in the Institute. He noted that although the Institute is newly established, the number of students is more than 100. The Institute has appropriate environment and potential for professional development of students. Mirniyaz Mursalov further noted that the primary goal of the Institute is to become a research oriented center. To that end, the Institute aims the implementation of purposeful projects and programs.

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