University description (as per official university website)
Khazar University is:
... a private educational institution for undergraduate, graduate and professional studies promoting advanced study and research, educational policy and development in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Khazar is the first private University in Azerbaijan and in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
... the first in Azerbaijan to apply a flexible credit-based education model.
... the first University in Azerbaijan where the main language of instruction is English.
... the first University in Azerbaijan composed of multiple independent schools united by the same academic policy and principles, which offer a really wide scope of diverse majors in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Architecture, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Economics, Management and Business Administration, Law, Education, Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health.
... a research-oriented university.
... also one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan in terms its relations with industry. Today the University has established effective relations with the leading local and international companies.
Professors of Khazar have got recognition and leadership in their professional fields or are business leaders, artists and lawyers with national and international reputation.
Graduate studies including Professional, Ph.D. and Master programs, and the most extensive MBA program in Azerbaijan, have an important place in the University's education profile.
Khazar has a good learning environment and friendly people. One-to-one contact with professors, personal attention to every student and quality of education in a small-size private institution are among the main characteristics of Khazar University.
Students from Baku, the capital city of the country, different districts of Azerbaijan, countries of the former Soviet Union, Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan, South Korea, Europe, North America and other countries represent various continents, races and cultures. Khazar University has a total student body of approximately 1700.Of them, 54.4% are males and 45.6% - females. 20% of the students are pursuing graduate studies. International students constitute about 15% of the student body.
The body of faculty is made up of about 200 fulltime and adjunct members, including renowned experts and scholars, business leaders, lawyers of national and international repute, and artists.
Special programs include area studies programs, research opportunities and exchanges with different leading universities worldwide, continuing education and extension programs.
The academic year runs from September to June and is divided into two semesters, Fall and Spring. Summer semester is not compulsory for students, but is important to complete courses for acceleration and to earn extra credits.
Extra Curricular Activities
There is a wide range of clubs and organizations for students and faculty at Khazar University, which organize sport, musical and cultural activities.