One of the SOCAR’s most crucial Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) is the support of the development of sciences and education in Azerbaijan because the development of any society is directly proportional to its support for the development of science and education.
SOCAR’s Science Fund is a clear example of the company’s great social commitments in this area.
By following President Ilham Aliyev’s instructions to transform oil (“black gold”) to human capital with its investments and contributions in the field of education, SOCAR has also become the country’s leading company in this area. SOCAR’s Baku Higher Oil School has been providing a high-quality engineering education programme since its establishment in 2012. As a result of purposeful measures, since the first graduation year in 2017, all graduates from this school have been properly employed.
SOCAR understands that in order to receive higher education in foreign languages it is important to support pre-school and secondary school education programmes in those languages. Therefore, the company supported English and French education in the Azerbaijan British College and Lycée Français de Bakou, which were established in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
The company also fulfils the Scholarship and Paid On-the-Job Training programmes to realise the young people’s aspirations for sciences, education and training.