Nargiz Pashayeva

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Nargiz Pashayeva
Presenting Russian state decorations to foreign citizens. Rector of Baku branch of Moscow State University Nargiz Pashayeva Azerbaijan receives the Order of Friendship.jpeg
Dmitry Medvedev presents the Order of Friendship to Nargiz Pashayeva. (2011)[1]
Native name
Nərgiz Arif qızı Paşayeva
Born (1962-12-13) December 13, 1962 (age 56)
Citizenship Azerbaijan
EducationBaku State University Faculty of Philology (1978-1983)
Spouse(s)Altai Sadiqzadeh
ChildrenAida Mahmudova
Ulviyya Mahmudova
AwardsHonored Scientist of Azerbaijan
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Scientific career
Fieldsphilology, literary criticism
InstitutionsLomonosov Moscow State University`s Baku branch
ThesisArtistic aesthetic perception of the person in modern Azerbaijani literature (2004)

Nargiz Arif qizi Pashayeva (Azerbaijani: Nərgiz Arif qızı Paşayeva; born December 13, 1962) is an Honored Scientist of Azerbaijan, Honorary member of ANAS (since May 2, 2017), Vice-President of ANAS (since June 8, 2018), Doctor of Philology, rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University's Baku branch, head of the Nizami Ganjavi Scientific Center of the University of Oxford[2], from the Azerbaijani side, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the British Foundation for the Study of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, permanent member of Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors of University of Oxford.[3], co-chairman of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society.[4]


Early life and education[edit]

Nargiz Pashayeva was born on December 15, 1962 in Baku. From 1968 to 1978 she studied at the secondary specialized music school named after Bulbul. In 1983 she graduated from the faculty of philology of Baku State University with honors. At the same time she entered the postgraduate study and successfully completed her thesis and defended dissertation on "Sabir's Innovation".

On September 23, 1987, she was awarded the degree of candidate of Philological sciences. Then Pashayeva began working at the same faculty as an assistant, lecturer, head lecturer, and finally docent. In 2004 she successfully defended her doctoral thesis on the topic "Artistic aesthetic perception of the person in modern Azerbaijani literature" (based on the creativity of People's Writer Elchin). Afterwards on February 11, 2005 Pashayeva was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philology, and on March 30, 2005 she was awarded the title of professor. In 2006-2008, she worked as a prorector of International Relations at Baku State University. Since 2006 Pashayeva is a Chairman of the Dissertation Council.

Pashayeva is also a member of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers since 2007. On June 23, 2008 Nargiz Pashayeva was appointed the Rector of the Baku branch of the Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov under Presidential Decree. Her main activity is related with this educational establishment.

On February 27, 2019 Nargiz Pashayeva was elected academician (foreign member) of the Russian Academy of Education on the recommendation of academician V.Sadovnin.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Nargiz Pashayeva is from one of the most prominent and popular families in Azerbaijan. So that her grandfather was noted Iranian-born Azerbaijani writer Mir Jalal Pashayev. Her uncle Hafiz Pashayev was Azerbaijan's first Ambassador to the United States and the founding rector of the ADA University. Pashayeva's father Arif Pashayev is the Rector of the National Aviation Academy in Baku, and her mother, Aida Imanguliyeva (1939–1992) was a prominent philologist and Arabist, daughter of the prominent journalist and pedagogue Nasir Imanguliyev.[6][7] Furthermore her sister is the current First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mehriban Aliyeva.

She married to Altai Sadiqzadeh, Azerbaijani artist. Their daughter Aida Mahmudova is also an artist and supporter of contemporary art.


  1. ^ "Dmitry Medvedev presented Russian state decorations to foreign citizens for their great contribution to building friendship and cooperation with Russia". President of Russia. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nizami Ganjavi Programme for the study of languages and cultures of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus". Faculty of Oriental Studies University of Oxford. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Professor Nargiz Pashayeva admitted as permanent member of Chancellor's Court of Benefactors of University of Oxford (PHOTO)". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nargiz Pashayeva". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Ismayilova, Laman. "ANAS VP Nargiz Pashayeva elected academician of Russian Academy of Education". Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Azerbaijan's first lady Mehriban Aliyeva celebrating her birthday today (August 28, 2008)". Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Mehriban Aliyeva - Biography". Retrieved 2017-11-25.

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