The Ukrainian-Azerbaijan cultural and educational center was established on December 9, 2014 at the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. The Center policies focus on the establishment of close relations between students from Azerbaijan and Ukraine, in-depth development of intercultural relations in the multinational student community, the implementation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural programs and projects, to create conditions of forming the personality, promotion of the students, staff and faculties’ educational and cultural level and activities.
The Center opening ceremony was inaugurated by:
Ivan Gryshchenko, Rector of KNUTD, Professor, Doctor of Economics, Academician of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Educator of Ukraine, State Prize Winner of Ukraine;
Einulla Madatli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Ukraine;
Iryna Haharina, Director of the Ukrainian State Centre of International Education MES;
and representatives of the Azerbaijani Diaspora and Azerbaijan scientists working in Ukraine, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the United Nations.
The main areas of work for Center are:
- develop strong and powerful academic relationships with higher educational establishments, academic and cultural institutions of Azerbaijan;
- promotion of Ukrainian-Azerbaijan educational programs, implementation of bilateral cooperation projects in academic and scientific exchange programs, grants and fellowships for research;
- carry out promotional and informational events in Ukraine and Azerbaijanж
- Organizing joint Sporting & Cultural activities and events.
The key functions of the Center are: cultural & artistic, cultural and educational, cultural & pedagogical, cognitive, recreational, informative and methodological. That's exactly why the University pays high attention to foreign students from Azerbaijan as the creation of the most comfortable living conditions in Ukraine is the top priority and the key factor of their integration into Ukrainian community.
This center is the result of a tremendous amount of work from employees of the Kiev National University of Technology and Design. And also it confirms that the university is expanding international relations and implementing all the best in the educational process that improves the quality of student learning.