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STCU expands cooperation with Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University

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21 May 2021


The first online meeting between STCU and the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU) representatives towards implementing a Master´s Program on Export Control was held on May 21, 2021.

ASOIU's Rector, Professor Mustafa Babanli and its Deputy staffs, with Dr. Maria Espona (Project Manager of the STCU Targeted Initiative (TI) CBRN Export Control on Dual-Use Materials and Intangible Technologies in GUAM Countries) and Azerbaijan Regional Officer of STCU, Dr. Gulam Babayev, discussed the steps and procedures towards launching a new Masterís Course Program on Export Control at ASOIU.

The meeting featured a discussion on the procedures in the educational process, as well as issues such as student certification, and permitting student admission. The meeting participants agreed that the program would consist of several modules, such as introductory & substantive modules, as well as a number of seminars. In addition, the Master Course will include the core concepts of export control, including: basic knowledge about CBRN weapons, dual-use materials, international treaties, regulatory frameworks, science and technology transfers, and threats and risks assessment.

Notably, the Master course was designed in the framework of the above mentioned STCU TI, financed by the EU, and graduates from the university will become experts on issues related to raising awareness of CBRN threats and contribute to the development and improvement of their national export control systems, helping to achieve the primary goal of combating the proliferation of weapon of mass destruction.

Contact Person: Elena Taberko


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