On January 16, an event called “From Education to Progress” was organized by the Education Development Fund at Azerbaijan Technical University.
State officials, rectors of higher education institutions, and private sector representatives participated in the “From Education to Progress” event.
The Education Development Fund organized an event focused on public-private partnerships. The event aimed to provide information about the Fund’s past and future projects and reward its partners. Elnur Nasibov, the Chairman of the Board, delivered the opening speech at the event. He also shared the progress made in 2023 and invited public and private institutions and higher education institutions to collaborate. The goal is to work together towards better education and accessibility for all.
The Rector of Azerbaijan Technical University, Vilayat Valiyev, has emphasized the importance of public-private and university-industry cooperation in the Education Development Fund’s work. Since its establishment, the Fund has taken successful steps in this regard. The rector mentioned that last year’s Education Development Forum was a great example of successful collaboration. He wished the organization all the best for their future endeavors.
Bahar Muradova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, spoke about the “Support Girls’ Education” project implemented in collaboration with EDF. She emphasized that the project helps create a successful Azerbaijani youth who are well-educated, knowledgeable, and aware of their rights and responsibilities, thus becoming the builders of the future. The committee chairperson stated that female entrepreneurs first voted to support girls’ education. Then, other people in business, institutions, organizations, and unions have joined this line. The Education Development Fund has already made progress towards this goal through systematic work.
Later, partnership and donation certificates were presented to government institutions and private sector representatives that support projects to develop education.
At the end of the event, which was accompanied by the performances of the “Cadenza” Orchestra operating under the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, the guests got acquainted with the exhibition of handicrafts of students of various higher educational institutions.