ADA University is proud of its success. We strive to provide quality education in Azerbaijan, where public and private sectors’ expanding needs for young, well-trained professionals paves the way for our pursuit of academic excellence.
Founding Rector of ADA University, Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev is also the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. After 13 years of tenure (1993-2006) as the country’s first Ambassador to the United States, Hafiz Pashayev has found himself with an unexpected career of launching Azerbaijan’s first academy for young diplomats. The goal of this training institute was to crash course recruits in modern diplomacy new to the country and give them skills to advance foreign policy goals. But Rector Pashayev’s vision for ADA extended beyond education. He imagined this place as an intellectual epicenter with responsibilities to Azerbaijani society to cultivate innovative leaders with a global perspective, who will offer fresh insights and solutions to the challenges the country faces. Thus, short-term training programs grew into full undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary programs attracting the brightest applicants to mold the generation with the new mentality. A scholar himself, Professor Pashayev received his degrees in Physics from the Azerbaijan State University and joined the Physics Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, advancing from the position of the researcher to the head of the Metal Physics laboratory over the years. Although sharing two offices- at ADA University and Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Rector Pashayev spends most of his time on campus closely interacting with the University community. You can often run into him dining with students at the Student Center discussing global affairs, life and his passion for jazz music.
ADA University Board of Trustees is comprised of accomplished and influential leaders that come from government and private sectors. The permanent and elected members oversee University’s mission, guide and steer its operations according to University bylaws. The board advises on the best trends and practices in the field of education, supports fundraising activities and promotes the University brand.
The governing body of the University is the University Senate. The University Senate is the primary venue for discussion of University-wide issues and enables communication between various constituencies at ADA University. The University Senate provides a forum for considering matters directly related to the well-being of ADA University. The University Senate has the authority to discuss and express its views on any matter of interest to the University and to make recommendations to the Rector, Vice Rectors and to the faculty. The Senate conducts its functions as a body and through committees and persons duly delegated to act on its behalf.