Attention to candidates preparing for doctoral exams in foreign languages!

According to the “Rules for the establishment of doctoral studies and admission to doctoral studies”, approved by decree No. 129 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 1, 2010 and a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 443 dated November 13, 2019 on amendments to these Rules, persons wishing to enter entrance examinations in a foreign language are taken to doctoral studies (with the exception of the Russian language, the choice should be free or correspond to the specialty), philosophy and subject of the specialty in the amount of existing educational programs for the master’s level higher education. The examination in foreign languages is carried out by the State Examination Center (hereinafter – SCE) of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The content and time of the exam in foreign languages, as well as passing scores and rules for assessing exam results, are determined by the SCE, in agreement with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Persons wishing to obtain a PhD degree through thesis also pass the entrance exam in a foreign language.

In accordance with the Common European Reference Framework for the Determination of Foreign Language Proficiency (CEFR) and the structure of international language exams, entrance examinations provide for testing and evaluating candidates’ reading, listening, writing and speaking skills, language skills for communicative purposes, and vocabulary proficiency and grammatical minimum. Due to the fact that the organization of the process of testing conversational skills in a foreign language of candidates requires some preparation, the assessment of skills in this area will be carried out from next year.

The program of entrance exams, which defines the content and purpose of the foreign language exam for those wishing to enter a doctoral program, is available on the official website of this institution. Persons wishing to enter doctoral and doctoral studies can download the foreign language admission program by following the links (AzerbaijanRussian).

The candidate’s correct answer to each test task is evaluated by one point, and incorrect answers do not affect the results of the correct answers. An essay is rated at a maximum of 10 points. Thus, the maximum score for the exam is 50. Candidates who have scored at least 20% of the scores for each block submitted to assess the level of foreign language proficiency, and at least 25 points in the exam, are considered to have scored a passing score and are allowed to take the philosophy exam.

Note that in the near future it is planned to conduct an online exam for doctoral studies and dissertations based on the model of entrance exams in foreign languages.

More information is available here.

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Appointed new director to the Academic campus

The head of the ANAS Academic campus Bayram Babayev was relieved of his post at his own request. PhD in Economics Parviz Hasanov has been appointed the head of this structure. The decision from this was made at today’s meeting of the Presidium of ANAS.

Note that, earlier Parviz Hasanov was the head of the Department of Socio-Economic Problems of Living Standards of the Institute of Economics of ANAS.

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Meeting of the Presidium of ANAS made a number of vital decisions

On January 9, the regular meeting of the Presidium of ANAS was held.

Opening the meeting, ANAS President Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev said that recently, reforms in his organization have begun, covering a number of important scientific and scientific-organizational areas. The main strategic goal of the reforms is to develop Azerbaijani science at the level of modern standards in accordance with state policy pursued by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and aimed at the socio-economic development of the country.

Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev noted that the approval of the “ANAS Development Program for 2020–2025” at the ANAS General Meeting held on December 28, 2019, the introduction of a number of changes and amendments to the ANAS Charter, the determination of the new composition of the ANAS Presidium are an important component of reforms in this area.

Stressing that the reforms in the field of scientific activity will continue in the future, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev noted that the main issues put on the agenda of the Presidium today are the implementation of decisions adopted within the framework of the ANAS General Meeting. He said that the Academy faces important tasks to improve the structure of the Academy, identify modern scientific priorities, expand international relations, implement policies pursued by the state, and increase the role of science in the development of the non-oil sector.

Then, ANAS academician-secretary, corresponding member Aminaga Sadigov spoke in connection with the “Distribution of duties among members of the ANAS Presidium” and noted that at the meeting of ANAS on December 28, 2019, a new composition of the Presidium consisting of 11 people was approved. In this regard, it became necessary to determine the distribution of new responsibilities among members of the Presidium of ANAS and make appropriate decisions.

Academician of ANAS Aminagha Sadigov acquainted the participants with the draft distribution of responsibilities between members of the Presidium. After discussion, the draft was adopted taking into account the comments and suggestions put forward by the members of the Bureau.

The academician-secretary brought to the attention of those present the second question on the agenda of the meeting – the draft resolution “On the structure of the apparatus of the Presidium of ANAS”. According to him, to improve the structure and management system of the Bureau of the Presidium, as well as work on the selection and placement of personnel, a Commission was created by order of the President of ANAS on November 21, 2019, and the prepared proposals were presented to Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev. Based on the proposals, a draft of a new structure for the Bureau of the Presidium was developed.

Aminagha Sadigov introduced the project to those present. After discussion, an appropriate decision was made.

Later on, corresponding member of ANAS Aminagha Sadigovprovided information about the next issue on the agenda of the meeting – “On the new composition of the editorial board of the 3rd edition of the Red Book of the Republic of Azerbaijan”. He said that by the decision of the Presidium of ANAS of October 16, 2019, the composition of the editorial board of the third edition of the “Red Book of the Azerbaijan Republic” was approved. Given the changes in the composition of the Presidium over the past period, there was also a need to update the composition of the editorial board. The new composition was adopted after discussion.

At the meeting, it was decided to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the outstanding scientist, Honored Scientist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Abdullah Garayev and to prepare an action plan for the anniversary. In addition, appropriate decisions were made to award Academician Abel Maharramov with the Honorary Diploma of ANAS on the occasion of the 70th anniversary and corresponding member of ANAS Tehran Mustafayev on the occasion of the 60th anniversary.

At the event, it was decided to send a number of ANAS employees to foreign research centers and universities for scientific internships and training.

In conclusion, a number of personnel issues were considered. Academician Javad Abdinov was appointed deputy director for science at the Institute of Physics of ANAS, Doctor of physical sciences Ayaz Bayramov – deputy director for innovation and transfer of the same institute, PhD in physics Zaur Suleymanov – scientific secretary of the institute, Doctor of mathematical sciences Adalat Akhundov – deputy director of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of ANAS , PhD in Physics Yusif Shukurlu -Director of the Sheki Regional Scientific Center of ANAS.

By another decision, Elman Yusifov, PhD in Physics, was dismissed from the post of director of the Institute of Zoology of ANAS. Execution of this post was temporarily entrusted to the deputy director for science Doctor of Biological sciences Elshad Ahmadov, Bayram Babayev was also relieved of his post as head of the Academic campus. PhD in Economics, Associate Professor Parviz Hasanov was appointed head of the Academic campus.

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Approved the new composition of the Presidium of ANAS

A new composition of the Presidium of ANAS, consisting of 11 people, was approved at the General Assembly of the Academy on December 28.

According to the decision, president of ANAS academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, first vice-presidents of ANAS, academicians Isa HabibbayliIbrahim Guliyev, vice-presidents of ANAS, academicians Tofig NagiyevDilgam TagiyevNargiz PashayevaIrada HuseynovaRasim Alguliyev, academician-secretary of ANAS corresponding member of ANAS Aminagha Sadigov, chairman of Nakhchivan Division academician Ismayil Hajiyev and chairman of Ganja Division academician Fuad Aliyev are included in the Presidium.

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A regular meeting of the scientific Council of IMM was held

Agenda of the meeting minutes No15 of the Scientific Council of IMM dated from December 25, 2019


  1. On conducting a competition on occupation of posts according to the announcement published in “Elm” newspaper on November 2019 head of a department (1 person), sen.res.ass. (2 persons), leading (6 persons), senior res.ass. (2 persons) res.ass. (4 persons), junior res.ass. (2 persons).
  2. On completion of dissertation works of condidates for a philosophy doctor Khayyan Badalov and Hijran Mammadova.
  3. Attestation of cand. for a doctoral sciences degree Abdurrahim Guliyev.
  4. Partial change of doctor of sciences degree dissertation of cand. for a doctor’s degree Sabir Hasanov.
  5. Change of doctor’s degree dissertation’s specialty of cand. for a doctor’s degree Aydin Shukurov.
  6. Current issues.

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