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Baku International Festival

" Degree & Profession"

on the subject of Traditional Islamic Architecture

14-19 March 2009

The Regional Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan University Architecture and Construction in Baku.

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More information regarding the hosting University: Here

Rector, Professor,
Gulchohra Mammadova sais:

Our University of Architecture and Construction is in close friendship relation with Foundation of Romualdo Del Bianco and personally with Mr. Paolo del Bianco, President of the Foundation, person of great creative power, humanist and enthusiast, well known in Italy as well as in whole Europe thanks to his mercy actions in the field of preservation and popularization of historical heritage. We have been participated in several events, some of which were organized jointly by our University and Foundation and we are happy to say that we appreciate very much cooperation with the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation as well as the general idea of Foundation to support the meetings between people for mutual understanding of the real treasures of each people. We are agree with an idea that cultural heritage can be the main power in the field of meeting organization, knowledge exchange, mutual understanding and friendship and that tourism can become a strong strategically element for intercultural dialog and peace strengthening in the World.

We think that the main idea of Regional Festivals cover all above mentioned and thus we are glad to create possibilities for the students of different Universities situated in certain region to expose their diploma works, to be acquainted with working experience of famous architects, participated in the conferences and workshops in different spheres of architecture. Regional Festivals can enlarge the frames of the project and involve to “Degree and Profession” the maximum participants. We are happy that the Festival in Baku will be the first one among them and Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction will host first Regional Festival. We hope to do our best for all the participants of the Regional Festival and we would like to wish them success!

A message from the Ministry fo Culture and Tourism


According to the resolution of 5-th Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers (21-23.11.2007) the city of Baku was named the Islamic Culture Capital in 2009.
So, many different events dedicated to this will take the place in Baku during this year.

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic jointly with Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction and with Foundation of Romualdo Del Bianco (Florence, Italy) will organize in Baku, 15-20.03.2009, Regional Festival “Degree & Profession” under the topic “Traditional Islamic Architecture” for students and young architects. [...]

We hope to meet in Baku representatives of regional Universities as well as other architectural schools interested to participate. We think it could be a meeting of friends and colleagues, which will be very useful for young professionals and architectural education and for preservation of architectural and cultural heritage as well. We hope that First Regional Festival organised in Baku will be interesting for professors and students of different Universities.

Working languages of the Festival: Azery, English, Russian. All events will be provided with synchronic or following translation.

All expenses of the participants during Festival (accommodation, food, transportation) will be covered by organizers. The transportation expenses (to and from Baku) should be covered by participant.

Read the complete letter: English version and Russian Version

More information regarding the hosting University:

Azerbaijan University Architecture and Construction

Rector, Professor,
Gulchohra Mammadova

The History of the University

Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction is one of the premier state-financed institutions of higher education. Founded in 1920 to serve not only Azerbaijan but also the region, as a Civil Engineering Faculty affiliated to Baku State University. With assistance of the national leader of Azerbaiisan Gendar Aliev In 1975, it started to operate as an independent institute. As a result of its high achievements in producing high quality staff, (for Azerbaijan) it became a University in 1992. In 2000 its name was changed to Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction.

University and City

Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction is located in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. It is situated in the centre of the city. The studying base of the University is being strengthened year by year. Currently, there are 5 study buildings totally 49000 square metres.


There are post-graduate courses and doctorate in the University. There are regularly highlighted by the large circulation journals, scientific works:
Theory and applied mechanics, Ecology and water supply, and Urbanism. 

International perspective

Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction has traditionally attached great importance to strengthening international academic exchange and cooperation. The department of Educating Foreign Students and the Preparatory Department for Foreign Students have been established for that purpose. So far, more than 1500 foreign students have completed their education and over 50 foreign students have obtained their doctoral degrees.

Student life

It has 5 separate buildings covering 49000m2. A great deal of work has been done to improve the quality of the lecture hall, classrooms, and sport clubs. The departments are equipped with the modern teaching aids and computers to give quality architectural and engineering education.


Azerbaijan University Architecture and Construction
Azerbaijcan Republic.
AZ 1073/1, Baku, 5. A. Sultanova str.
Tel: (+99412) 438-30-01 :
Fax: 1+99412) 498-78-36
E-mail: rector@azmiu.ad.az ; www.azmiu-edu.com

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 The patrons

Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation
Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan








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