Rector of Moscow Islamic Institute visits AIT
Professor Damir Mukhetdinov, First Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Russian Federation, Rector of the Moscow Islamic Institute (MII), visited Azerbaijan Institute of Theology (AIT).
Associate Professor Agil Shirinov, Rector of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, greeted D. Mukhetdinov and expressed his delight to see the guest at the Institute for the second time. Then he gave detailed information about the current activities of the Institute, the teaching process and students.
A. Shirinov said that admission was implemented at the PhD level, with three students enrolled in the fields of religious studies as well as history and philosophy of religion.
Professor Damir Mukhetdinov, First Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Russian Federation, Rector of the Moscow Islamic Institute, congratulated the people of Azerbaijan on the victory in the 44-day Patriotic War. During the war, he added, they sent an official letter expressing their support for the Azerbaijani people.
Then Agil Shirinov thanked the Russian guest for his moral support during the Great Patriotic War.
Professor Demir Mukhetdinov presented the scientific research carried out at the Moscow Islamic Institute. Within the context of the agreement of cooperation, he mentioned the possibility of establishing student exchange and a number of other projects.The guest also discussed the activities of Azerbaijani public figures and intellectuals in Russia. He said that the foundation of the building, which currently houses the Tatar Cultural Center, was laid by public figure Shamsi Asadullayev.
A seminar on "Modern Islamic Thought" was held after the meeting. The ceremony was participated by AIT rector Agil Shirinov and MII rector Demir Mukhetdinov, as well as AIT staff.
The seminar continued with discussions on the topic.