Meeting with Dean of the Canadian Waterloo University at ANAS
Today, at the Presidium of ANAS, a meeting was held with the Dean of the Mathematics Faculty of the Canadian Waterloo University, Professor Stefan Watt and Director of Mathematics and Business Programs at the same University, Professor Ilham Akhundov.
Firstly, academician Akif Alizadeh informed the guests about the history of the Academy and its role in the development of Azerbaijani science. ANAS played an important role in the integration of the science of the country into the international arena and achieved many achievements. At present, the Academy conducts research on priority areas such as oil, petrochemical, and Earth sciences, the scientist underlined.
A.Alizadeh informed about the master's degree organized for the first time in the Academy since 2015. The main purpose of this step is to involve young people in the scientific environment and to increase their scientific thinking. Students studying at the Academy will be able to practice in the scientific laboratories after their bachelor's degree study. This will create a basis for further acceleration of integration of science and education. According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, this year 92 places have been allocated to the magistracy of ANAS, the speaker emphasized.
President of ANAS underlined the importance of studying the experience of Waterloo University, one of the world's leading universities in terms of integration of young scientists into the international community. He said that the implementation of various scientific projects between the two organizations is a matter of urgency for the Azerbaijani young researchers to visit the United States.
Professor Stefan Watt, speaking later, informed about the university he was representing. More than 60 years, the University has been providing education in various fields of science, emphasizing the importance of practice-based teaching.
He pointed out that the University's largest faculty is the "Faculty of Mathematics" and noted that students who are studying in this science are involved in science as well. He noted that the activity of the Mathematics faculty is basically divided into three parts: traditional mathematics and computer science, computer science, business and finance mathematics.
Academician Rasim Alguliev, academician-secretary of ANAS, director of the Institute of Information Technology, said that 56 Azerbaijani students studying at the Waterloo University have won gold medals at the international Olympiads. Alim praised the research carried out at the University of Waterloo and stressed that it was expedient to exchange staff and experience between the ANAS and this educational institution.
Finally, discussions were held on joint cooperation, and relevant decisions were made in the direction of sustainable development of relations.
The meeting was attended by vice-president of ANAS, academician Ibrahim Guliyev, academician-secretary of the Department of Physics-Mathematics and Technical Sciences, academician Nazim Mammadov, Head of Science and Education Office of the Presidium, Corresponding Member of ANAS Aminaga Sadigov, Head of International Relations Department, PhD in biology Esmira Alirzayeva, Head of Public Relations and Science Popularization OfficeZulfugar Farzaliyev, director of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, correspondent member of ANAS Misir Mardanov and head of the Scientists House, PhD in history Nurida Guliyeva .