ADA University

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ADA University
ADA Universiteti
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Former name
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
Motto Leading Innovation and Responsible Citizenship
Rector Hafiz Pashayev
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
40°23′40″N 49°50′57″E / 40.394558°N 49.849164°E / 40.394558; 49.849164Coordinates: 40°23′40″N 49°50′57″E / 40.394558°N 49.849164°E / 40.394558; 49.849164
Campus Urban
Language English
Website www.ada.edu.az

ADA University (ADA) (Azerbaijani: ADA Universiteti) is a university established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan in March 2006.[1] When founded as the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy the main objective was to train specialists for a diplomatic career in Azerbaijani foreign affairs, however its programs expanded and the name changed to ADA University. Its founding rector is Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, who is a Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and a former ambassador of Azerbaijan to the United States.[2] Its present, dedicated campus opened in September 2012.[3]

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 a full-fledged university with four schools:

  • School of Public and International Affairs
    • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BAIS)
    • Bachelor of Public Affairs (BPA)
    • Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs (MADIA)
    • Master of Public Policy (MPP)
  • School of Business
    • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE)
  • School of Engineering and Information Technologies
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences (BSCS)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Engineering (BESE)
  • School of Education
    • Master of Arts in Educational Management (MAEM)
    • English for Academic and Professional Purposes (EAPP)

Library[edit]

The total capacity of the library 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 3.90 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. Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Vaisman, Daria (11 July 2009). "Azerbaijan creates diplomatic academy". New York Times. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Welcome Note by Rector of ADA University, Amb. Hafiz Pashayev, ADA University, accessed May 26, 2015.