Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy

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ADA University (ADA) (Azerbaijani: ADA Universiteti) is a university established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in March 2006.[1] When founded its main objective was to train specialists for a diplomatic career in Azerbaijani foreign affairs. Its founding rector is Dr. Hafiz Pashayev, who is a Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and a former ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States.[2]

ADA is dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders and to promoting useful collaborative research on diplomacy, public and international affairs, business, humanities and sciences, information technologies and system engineering.

Vision[edit]

ADA's vision is based on four pillars:

  • Global Leadership
  • Innovative Learning
  • Social Responsibility
  • Thriving Location

Schools and programs[edit]

Since 2006 ADA has expanded the number of programs it offers and became full-fledged university with four schools:

State-of-the-art library[edit]

A trademark of ADA, its library stands at the center of intellectual life on campus. With world-class collections and services — the total capacity will reach some 40 000 print books and more than 300 000 electronic books and famous periodicals — ADA Library became the most substantial foreign language collection in the region and serves as an essential partner in study, teaching, and research at the university.

Financial Aid[edit]

Fellowship[edit]

ADA offers a limited number of full and partial fellowships to outstanding international students studying in its degree programs. For continuation of fellowship, fellows must be in good academic standing demonstrated by a minimum annual GPA level of 2.5.

Full ADA Fellowship covers tuition, books and accommodation. Fellowship recipients are expected to cover all other expenses, including student fees.

Student employment[edit]

Students have part-time employment opportunities at ADA. These opportunities are announced internally based on departments needs and the available budget. Students are also eligible for a Research Assistantship. Successful candidates are expected to assist ADA faculty member with a research project.

Scholarships[edit]

ADA offers merit-based scholarships for students’ outstanding academic performance. To be eligible, students must accumulate GPA of 3.75 or higher. The scholarship is awarded on a semester basis to a limited number of students with the highest GPAs.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ADA Website: About us". Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Vaisman, Daria (11 July 2009). "Azerbaijan creates diplomatic academy". New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2009.