High-level agreement promises stronger cooperation between Azerbaijani and European science and education institutions
A high-level agreement was signed on 22 June 2018, strengthening the cooperation of Azerbaijan’s higher education institutions with European science and education institutions. The signing took place during a meeting to present the Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project and its contributions to science and education integration in Azerbaijan.
Heads of the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, as well as leading universities and research institutes and representatives of EaPConnect joined the head of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, ANAS, to discuss the “role of the GÉANT network in the integration of Azerbaijan science and education into Europe”.
The meeting was held in Baku at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS, which establishes broad cooperation with GÉANT and represents Azerbaijan in the EaPConnect project, supported by the European Union for the purpose of creating an electronic infrastructure for science and education in the Eastern Partnership countries. ANAS pays special attention to the integration of science and education and strengthening of international cooperation in accordance with state policy. The AzScienceNet science computer network at ANAS provides high-level internet services to scientific institutions and organisations of the Academy and ensures integration of Azerbaijani science into world science.
The cooperation agreement was signed on behalf of AzScienceNet by the President of ANAS, academician Akif Alizadeh; the Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov signed on behalf of the Educational System Informatisation Department.
The agreement envisages the effective use of the European Union’s EaPConnect project by scientific and education institutions of Azerbaijan, strengthening the cooperation of the country’s higher education institutions with European science and education institutions and granting broadband network services to the country’s higher education institutions by joining the GÉANT pan-European network within the EaPConnect project.
More photos and further details about the meeting is available in the full news report by IIT of ANAS. An Info TV report about the event (7’42) and about other EaPConnect meetings in Baku (3’51) are available (in local language).