Welcome to the home page of The School of Social Work!
Azerbaijan University is the first educational institution to open the School of Social work in the education history on Social Work of Azerbaijan Republic. The School of Social Work has been functioning since January 1, 2015.
The main objective of the School is to improve the quality of personnel training in the field of Social Work. The School of Social work is intended to organizing effective professional process by drawing professional social workers in this field to personnel training.
Creation of the School of Social Work will contribute to the elimination of a number of gaps in the area of education. The objectives facing the School are removing the problem related to the shortage of books in Azerbaijan language, improving and adapting curriculum for personeel training andimprove the process of practice for students. Another objective facing the School is to achieve adaptation of the Social Work education to international education standards.
A qualification in the area of Social Work has been taught at Azerbaijan University since 2009.113 students are majoring in corresponding specialties.
The School of Social work offers the following majors:
- Social Work (Bachelor)
- Social work in all spheres of life (Master)
The School staff
Majority of the teachers working in this School are the professionals majored Social Work at the top universities of USA and Europe. Four of the teachers majored Socil work at the foreign university. Two of them are the graduates of Washington University in St. Louis the School of Social Work, other one is the graduate of Columbia University and one of them is the graduate of Stockholm University. Four teachers of the School of Social Work have a PhD in their subject. In general, each of the teachers of the department of social work has deep experience from a practical point of view.
- Aygun Akif Musayeva – Dean
- Aysel Tofiq Gasımova – Deputy Dean
- Firuza Allahverdi Huseynova - Teacher
- Sara Khalil Akhayeva - Teacher
- Tunzalə Muslum Verdiyeva - Teacher
- Mayis Nabi Aliyev – Professor
- Gulnar Mazahir Alverdiyeva - Teacher
- Lala Asker Babayeva - Senior Teacher
- Reshad Faramaz Huseynov - Teacher
International Relations of the School
In 2009, Azerbaijan University signed a memorandum with Lund University of the Kingdom of Sweden, which includes personnel training in the field of Social Work. In the frame of the “Linnaeus – Palme” long-term project between Azerbaijan and Lund Universities following projects have been implemented, such as teacher-student exchange program, curriculum development, providing a textbook support of Azerbaijan University, joint participation at international education projects, professional skills development project and joint research project.
During 2013-2016 years, 3 students studying at university in the field of social work (or majoring Social Work at Azerbaijan University), studied at Lund University for 2 terms in the frame of the Student Exchange Program. The lectures of both of the Universities participated at the exchange program and gave lectures on their specialized field at Lund University and Azerbaijan University.
In 2014, in the frame of Movlana Exchange Program of the Turkish Republic, a contract was signed with Hajettepe University envisaging the exchange of teachers and students. In the frame of this program, two students of the School of Social Work one term studied at Hajettepe University in 2015/2016 academic years.
HERE you can find a description of the subjects taught in the School of Social Work.
HERE you can find schedule of curriculum of the Social Work major.