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French-Azerbaijani University
Azərbaycan-Fransız Universiteti
UFAZ.jpg
UFAZ building at Nizami Street
Type Joint program
Established 2016
Director Vazeh Əsgərov
Academic staff
70
Students 538
Address
183 Nizami küçəsi
,
Baku 1001
,
Campus Urban
Website www.ufaz.az
Ufaz logo.png

The French-Azerbaijani University (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan-Fransız Universiteti, French: L'Université franco-azerbaïdjanaise, UFAZ) was created in 2016 on the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and French President François Hollande as a joint project led by the University of Strasbourg and the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU).

The UFAZ campus is housed in a historical building at Nizami Street 183 in the city center of the Azerbaijani capital city Baku.

It has around 70 professors and other faculty members, and around 538 students.

Education

Teaching at UFAZ is in the English language, and the academic curriculum followed is the one of the University of Strasbourg, and the University of Rennes 1 for oil and gas engineering bachelor program.

To harmonize the 3-year undergraduate course in France with the 4-year bachelor program in Azerbaijan, the first year at UFAZ is a foundation year. The teaching staff consists of both French and Azerbaijani professors. Upon graduation, UFAZ graduates receive Azerbaijani (ASOIU) and French (University of Strasbourg or University of Rennes 1) national diplomas.

At present, the UFAZ counts 4 specialties at the bachelor level: chemical engineering, geophysical engineering, computer science, and oil and gas engineering.

Most UFAZ students, more than 80%, are scholarship holders who receive free education based on Azerbaijani government's financial support.

UFAZ will open new master's programs for the 2020/2021 academic year in the following areas: chemical engineering / physical chemistry, geosciences and applied computer sciences (big data and artificial intelligence).

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