Establishment of Baku State University is one of the most important things Azerbaijan Democratic Republic had done


According to the decree of President Ilham Aliyev, an event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baku State University (BSU) was held in Surakhani District Executive Power on February 21 as part of the “2018 year of People’s Republic”.

Graduates from BSU attended the event co-organized by the Surakhani District Executive Power, Baku State University and the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

First, flowers were laid in front of national leader Heydar Aliyev’s monument and later a memorial tree was planted in honor of the 100th anniversary of BSU in the park named after the National Leader.

The event participants got acquainted with the exhibition dedicated to Baku State University.

Head of the Surakhani District Executive Authority Ilgar Abbasov called the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Baku State University with the participation of graduates who graduated from different years in the framework of the “Year of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan”, a significant event. Noting the importance of the Decree of President Ilham Aliyev on holding the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, I.Abbasov honored the AXC’s honorable historical duty, and the Baku State National Authority, and emphasized the role of this university in the education and science of our people.

Executive Director of the Knowledge Foundation Oktay Samedov spoke about the relations between BSU and the Knowledge Foundation, as well as measures to be taken to celebrate the jubilee.

Rector of the Baku State University, academician Abel Maharramov spoke about the decrees issued by President Ilham Aliyev on holding the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and declaring 2018 as the Year of the People’s Republic of Azerbaijan. It was noted that the AXC, which has lived for only 23 months, has left an indelible mark in the history of national statehood, with its rich state- building experience, and has built a solid foundation for the future independence of the republic by strengthening its freedom and independence in the hearts of the people. The establishment of BSU was one of the important works of the AXC in 1919, the Rector emphasized, though the national government faced a number of important economic and political problems from the very  first days of its existence, it took very serious steps to educate the people. The rector also spoke about a number of factors that led to the idea of creating a university at that time. Regarding the unity, close relations between the BSU and the history of our country, the rector said that it is possible to observe what difficulties this university faced as well as our country. The history of BSU establishment reflects the obstacles facing our nation in the creation of independent Azerbaijan as well as the forces that support our people in this process, also the forces that do not want to see our country among independent, civilized countries.

A.Maharramov said that BDU, which our national leader Heydar Aliyev called the national treasure of Azerbaijan people, is concerned the barometer of economic, cultural and intellectual level of each country. Rector of the Baku State University said that about 150000 graduates have been graduated so far, saying that BSU has world- renowned graduates such as Heydar Aliyev, Yusif Mammadaliyev, Murtuza Nagiyev, Lev Landau, Mir Jalal Pashayev, Ashraf Huseynov, Zahid Khalilov, Abdulla Garayev and Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh. It was noted that BSU started functioning only with two faculties, nowadays it is functioning with the 17 facilities of humanitarian, fundamental and natural sciences, with more than 2200 students in 65 specialists and 210 specialists study in Azerbaijani, Russian and English languages.

A.Maharramov presented “Friend of the University” award to I.Abbasov.

Mahluka Azizova, Oktay Samedov, Elshad Hasanov, graduates of BSU Surakhani District shared their memories about the university. Narmina Nazarli, a first- year student at Baku State University, expressed her gratitude for the environment created for young people to study in this university.

Then the film “Columns” was demonstrated.

The event was followed by a selection of delegates and a concert program at the Congress of BSU graduates, which will be held in 2019.

Tarix: 21.02.2018