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About the History of Baku Higher Oil School

Baku Higher Oil School was established as a public higher education institution  under the Decree No.539 dated 29 November 2011 issued by Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaiajn. 

 In January 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding between Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and Heriot-Watt University for Cooperation in Training of Specialists was signed by Mr. Badal Badalov, Vice-President on Social Issues of SOCAR and Prof. Steve Chapman, Rector of Heriot-Watt University, UK.

February 29, 2012, the Statute of  Baku Higher Oil School was registered by the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan Republic.

On April 10, 2012, Mr. Elmar Gasimov was appointed the Rector of Baku Higher Oil School by  relevant decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic.

On May 26, 2012, Mr. Elmar Gasimov, Rector of Baku Higher Oil School and Prof. Steve Chapman, Rector of Heriot-Watt University signed an agreement reflecting the basic principles of organizing joint specialist training.

On May 31, 2012, the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan Republic granted a special license No.071007  to Baku Higher Oil School for specialist training in Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

In 2012, English Language Center and Computer and Information and Communication Technologies Department were established.

A number of promotional and destimination activities were implemented with the view of attracting school graduates to select Baku Higher Oil School for the studies.

On July 19, 2012,  an agreement on implementation of joined training programme was signed between  Baku Higher Oil School  and Heriot Watt University.

According to the results of the university entrance examinations administed by  State Students Admitsion Commission (SSAC) in August 2012, among 116 successful test-takers, 58 were admitted to Petroleum Engineering and the other 58 to Chemical Engineering specialties, and started preparatory phase of training. The average admittance score was 631.

In the rankings compiled by the SSAC based on outcomes of Admittance Campaign in 2012, Baku Higher Oil School became an absolute leader among 51 higher education institutions in Azerbaijan.

In 2012-2013 academic year, 112 out of 116 students studied in the preparatory courses, successfully passed the English Language and Computer and Information and Communication Technologies exams and starting from September 2013, were admitted to the bachelor's degree education in Petroleum Engineering (56 students) and Chemical Engineering (56 students) based on the teaching programs of Heriot-Watt University.

In 2013-2014 academic year, 50 applicants who successfully passed the competition on the basis of the entrance exam outcomes were admitted to Petroleum Engineering, 50 applicants to Chemical Engineering, and 20 applicants to Process Automation Engineering specialties and starting from September 16, joined the education programme within the preparatory phase. According to  2013 university admission examination outcomes, the average score was 656.

In 2012/2013 Academic years 11 students, in 2013/2014 – 15 students, and consequently in 2014/2015 17 students of BHOS won Presidential scholarship. Thus 1 out of every 9 BHOS students won Presidential scholarship. It should be noted that BHOS continues to maintain leading position according to the main indicators of the State Students’ Admission Commission (SSAC). Baku Higher Oil School with average 668.017 points also takes leading position in the list of higher schools which have gained highest average points gathered by prospective students connected with 2014/2015 academic year.

During entrance exam for higher schools conducted by SSAC for 2015/2016 Academic year minimum average point of BHOS was 659 and general average point made up 676. As a result this is the highest indicator in the country. Relative dynamics can be noted in all indicators compared to past years and considering all three specialization groups. Three students out of 7 who gathered 700 points during entrance exam on first specialization group were admitted to BHOS. BHOS 17 students won Presidential scholarship for 2015/2016 Academic year. During the past period BHOS managed to create its own infrastructure complying with contemporary requirements and formed administrative and lecturers’ staff. BHOS organizes a number of encouraging events in order to motivate lecturers and students in education life.

The largest campus in the Caucasus, new BHOS campus will be put in commission in 2016/2017 Academic year. The most advanced technologies and laboratories with the richest procurement basis will be available there. Cooperation with foreign companies, organization of lectures conducted by local and foreign specialists for BHOS students, showing outstanding results by BHOS students not only in Academic but public life as well, social acclamation and trust gained by BHOS within short period of time and other achievements attract young intellectuals to Baku Higher Oil School.

BHOS is considered to be the only educational institution that received ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Ecology Management Systems) and OHSAS 18001 (Labor Protection and Technical management Systems).

Today BHOS is the leading higher school of our country being a leader in educating professional engineers. BHOS students take internship in all transnational, international petroleum as well as SOCAR structures. This will enable them to grow as specialists according to international requirements.