Azerbaijan University owns two campuses in the city of Baku.
I Corp – Address: Yasamal r., S.Dadashov 84, General Akim Abbasov pr., Baku, AZ 1141, Azerbaijan. Ünvan: Yasamal r., S.Dadaşov 84, General Akim Abbasov (Keçmiş Kiev) pr., Bakı, AZ 1141, Azərbaycan
II Corp – Address: Nasimi r., R. Safarov 17, Baku, AZ 1102, Azerbaijan. Ünvan: Nəsimi r., R. Səfərov 17,Bakı, AZ 1102, Azərbaycan
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Founded in 1991 by Prof. Salahaddin Khalilov, the university became the first private university in Azerbaijan. AU was officially registered by the decision of Higher State Expert Committee on March 3, 1993 and of the Board of Ministry of Education on April 8, 1993 and was registered in the State Register № 1. It was officially registered as non-public Azerbaijan University including a specialized college and English-language gymnasium. On February 24, 2009, AU was re-accredited as higher educational institution with the order number 213 of the Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education. The University received the right to award its students with diplomas for degrees and majors determined in this order and to use all privileges for public higher educational institutions including the privilege of deferment of military service.
Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.