Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) has hosted a meeting with State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation of the Swiss Confederation Mauro Dell’Ambrogio. Participants in the event included BHOS Rector Elmar Gasimov, Science Advisor to the State Secretary Philippe Roesle, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Swiss Confederation Khanim Ibrahimova and Swiss Ambassador to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder. Executive Deputy Director for International Affairs of the University of Geneva Dr. Alexander Hedjasi, Managing Director of ABB Company in Azerbaijan Rustam Gasimov and the Higher School key staff members also attended the meeting. Rector Elmar Gasimov highlighted the BHOS activities and its tremendous achievements made this year. “All prospective students who earned 700 (the highest) points at the entrance exams in the first specialty group chose BHOS. In addition, all 26 undergraduates awarded Presidential scholarship in this specialty group are the BHOS students, and these achievements made the Higher School the leader among national universities,” he said. Elmar Gasimov also noted that the language of instruction at BHOS is English and the graduates can easily find jobs at large transnational companies or continue their education abroad.
Mauro Dell’Ambrogio hailed the BHOS campus and its conditions. He noted that his visit to Azerbaijan mainly aims to develop cooperation in economic and social spheres including science and education. “As a leading national higher educational institution, BHOS can be one of the first to establish partnership with Swiss technical universities,” the State Secretary said.
In his remarks, Swiss Ambassador to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder said that ABB Company made significant investments in the Higher School and set up a hi-tech training laboratory at the campus. Rector Elmar Gasimov expressed his gratitude to Managing Director of ABB Company in Azerbaijan Rustam Gasimov for the fruitful cooperation and highly praised the contribution made by the Swiss Confederation to education in Azerbaijan.
During the visit, the Swiss delegation led by State Secretary Mauro Dell’Ambrogio were acquainted with the BHOS facilities. At the ABB training laboratory, the Process Automation Engineering students made a presentation on the modern equipment installed by the company and advanced technologies used during practical lessons.