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Concept of Karabakh University approved – minister

BAKU: The concept of Karabakh University was approved, the Minister of Science and Education of Azerbaijan Emin Amrullayev said during the semi-final stage of the "Yukselish - IV" ("Ascension") Nationwide Leadership Competition in Baku today, Trend reports. To note, Karabakh has a longstanding tradition of higher education. In 1969, the region saw the founding of its first higher education institution, a branch of the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute. This institution operated as a higher education facility from 1973 to 1988. During the Armenian occupation period, its activities were halted. As a result of local anti-terror measures carried out by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in September 2023, Azerbaijan liberated the city of Khankendi. Then, Karabakh University was established by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on November 28, 2023. Classes at the newly established university are scheduled to start on September 15, 2024. The Charter of Karabakh University was endorsed by the dec ision of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 6, 2024. Furthermore, on February 15, 2024, the Ministry of Science and Education of Azerbaijan received an allocation of 10 million manat ($5.9 million) from the President's reserve fund, ordered by President Ilham Aliyev, for the establishment of Karabakh University. Source: Trend News Agency