Students from German universities will visit Azerbaijan in order to join ‘Baku Summer Oil School’ project to be realized by BHOS (Baku Higher Oil School) at the said higher school between 14-25 September 2016.
In the frames of ‘Baku Summer Oil School’ project students will not only be able to get new knowledge, they will also have the opportunity to visit picturesque regions, historical sites, museums situated in our country to be closely familiarized with Azerbaijan. They will also visit oil wells, historical oil wells, oil related museums, industrial companies and other places that reflect the oil history of Azerbaijan and its development. Together with the German students, selected Azerbaijani students will also be involved in the mentioned project.
It should be underlined that ‘Baku Summer Oil School’ project was approved by the selection commission of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with the purpose of further financing in the frames of DAAD ‘Go East’ programme.
On August 2, engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) contract on the construction of the new Bitumen Blowing Unit was signed with the Austrian Company ''Poerner'' at the SOCAR Oil Refinery named after Heydar Aliyev as part of the measures taken towards the realization of the reconstruction and modernization project of the refinery.
Tofig Jafarov and David Mammadov, SOCAR Vice-presidents, Andreas Poerner, the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of ''Poerner'', Roland Stickler, Vice-president on contractual and commercial issues of ''Poerner'', Ute Friessner, the senior official of the Austrian Embassy to Azerbaijan were present at the ceremony held on this occasion.
Speaking about the reconstruction and modernization project of the refinery, Vice-president Tofig Gahramanov emphasized the importance of the signed contract on Bitumen Blowing Unit, the first unit to be commissioned within this project and added that it will lead to the complete decommission of the existing infrastructure of ''Azerneftyag'', enable the optimization of the Refinery’s operating costs and commence the bitumen production of high quality and improve the ecological situation in Baku.
Andreas Poerner, the CEO of ''Poerner'', expressed his contentment on opportunities for the further development of the mutual cooperation and added that he was proud ''Poerner'', possessing advance experience in this field, was selected as the EPCM Company for the construction of the new bitumen unit.
It was stated that the new bitumen unit with the annual production capacity of 400 thousand tons will be commissioned in mid 2018.
Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and British Council agreed upon expanding the bilateral partnership relations during the meeting between Elmar Gasimov, Rector of BHOS and Elizabeth White, British Council Country Director for Azerbaijan.
Underlying that the cooperation between the two institutions were being continued at the highest level Mr.Gasimov said that annually the BHOS students demonstrated high results during the IELTS examinations administered by British Council while this year’s results were even higher, especially with Chemical Engineering student Fidan Guliyeva’s 8.5 band score which was the top one among the students.
Ms. White emphasized the distinguishing role of BHOS among the national higher education institutions in terms of the collaboration with UK Universities. She said that the partnership between BHOS and Herriot-Watt University had always been the focus of attention and British Council was committed to assist in establishing and developing further relations with UK institutions.
The parties also agreed about jointly holding various social and cultural events reflecting the UK’s history and culture.
Rector of Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) Elmar Gasimov met with the prospective students who scored more than 600 points during the entrance examination on the first specialization group and their parents.
He heartily greeted and congratulated them for scoring high points. While underlining the fact that currently labor market most of all needs engineers BHOS Rector expressed his confidence that the prospective students who would study at BHOS would gain the opportunity to make a career at the most prominent petroleum companies of the globe.
Stressing that BHOS is educating and training specialists in line with the requirements of such companies as BP, Statoil, Halliburton, Emerson, IMB and other respectable petroleum companies, Elmar Gasimov made known that hiring BHOS students to the said companies demonstrated success achieved by BHOS. BHOS Rector also added that as SOCAR management constantly rendered its support to the higher school, all necessary conditions were provided for students there. He also pointed out that having sufficient technical basis BHOS closely collaborated with the well-known higher educational institutions of the world and transnational petroleum companies functioning in Azerbaijan.
Head of BHOS students’ affairs department Habiba Sadigli made presentation about BHOS and talked about close cooperation existing between BHOS and Heriot Watt University from UK. Following to Habiba Sadigli, in the frames of the mentioned cooperation education process of BHOS is based on the programmes of the Heriot Watt University and selected students of BHOS have the chance to spend one semester at Heriot Watt University.
BHOS students who participated at the meeting talked about high quality of education offered at the higher school. They also focused on students’ life and internship they took at various companies. The meeting proceeded with questions and answers session.