About Us

University history

Being the pioneer oil and gas educational school across Europe and Asia, the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy (now Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University (ASOIU)) was founded in November 1920. During the period of its activities, ASOIU played a special role in developing national education. Many other higher educational institutions have been established indeed based on the ASOIU. Covering several scientific institutes and 18 scientific research labs, ASOIU provides education to both local students and international students. ASOIU offer undergraduate, masters and postgraduate level degrees. This higher educational school acted under different names in various periods. Founded as the Azerbaijan Polytechnic Institute, it continued its life under the name of Azerbaijan Oil Institute, then Azerbaijan Industrial Institute, Azerbaijani Oil and Chemistry Institute, Azerbaijan State Oil Academy and quite recently (2015) was renamed into Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. Today the graduates of the Academy work in over 70 countries in high-level positions.


Now there are 7 facultiesin the ASOIUthat train highly qualified specialists for the oil industry. A multistage educational system is put in place: at the bachelor stage students are trained on 53 specialties and at the masters 50 specialties. ASOIU trains highly qualified scientific staff, for this purpose there is post-graduate and doctorate departments in ASOIU as well.


Since its establishment, the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, primarily aiming to educate self-confident, highly qualified, dedicated and determined individuals, has made an incredible progress and turned into the largest higher education institution in Azerbaijan.


Nearly 9,000 students and 1,000 employees in research, teaching and administration are the most valuable resources of the University. Throughout its rich history, the ASOIU has prepared more than 100,000 engineers, approximately 2,000 candidates of sciences and over 250 doctors of sciences.


Nearly 140,000 students have been educated at the University up to date. More than 50 graduates of ASOIU are academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences, more than 150 graduates are the Heroes of Socialist Labor of former Soviet Union, approximately 70 people were awarded the title of laureate of the State Prize.


The University`s infrastructure consists of:

  • 3 educational buildings
  • Huge library (with 1 million books)
  • Information Computing Center
  • Publishing house
  • Dormitory
  • Student Polyclinic and Hospital
  • Sports Complex
  • Recreation Complex in Nabran
  • Internship center in Dashkesan
  • Research Institutes
  • 32 Research laboratories
  • "Industry Institute of retraining and improvement of professional skills


For the economic development of Azerbaijan and other countries, ASOIU's departments and laboratories research mainly in the following directions:

  • Geology, investigation, exploration, and development of onshore and offshore oil and gas fields
  • Geological, hydro-geological, geological engineering and eco-geological problems of Azerbaijan
  • Offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling, field development, product collection, transportation and oil-field equipment installation issues
  • The establishment of new reliable constructions for oil and chemical equipment, scientific bases of forecasting technological stability and longevity of machine parts, dynamics and strength of machines
  • Invention and research of new chemical substances and materials, alternative technologies and processes
  • Increase of efficiency of power systems, equipment, elements and their complex automation
  • Efficient use of water resources and environmental protection
  • Development and management methods of fuel and energy complex, chemical and mechanical engineering industries in market economy,
  • Research, development and application of state-of-the art management, informatics and control-measuring instruments of automation of production and service sectors in fuel-energy complex.


There are 7 faculties at the University:

  1. Faculty of Geological Exploration – Since 1920 the training of specialist in geology and prospecting for oil, and other natural resources deposits has begun on the mountain-field department of “Oil-Industrial faculty”.
  2. Faculty of Oil and Gas Production –The scientific staff of the laboratories is involved in the development and working out such important problems for Oil Industry as drilling technology of the deep horizontal and deviated wells, optimization of the oil and gas fields development, enhanced oil and gas recovery methods, projecting, construction and exploitation of oil and gas pipelines and storage pits, optimal field location of exploitation surface facilities, accumulation and delivering of well product without loss and etc.
  3. Faculty of Chemical Technology -  “Investigation of rational using of oil-refining residues” , “Obtaining of ftalids”, “Investigation and synthesis of homogeneous organic compounds”, “Compositional materials on the base of polymer mixtures and highly-filled polymers”, “Elaboration of effective methods of obtaining new heteroatom unsaturated organic compounds and their usage in different spheres”, “Synthesis of complexes on the base of transitional metals and their investigation in different reactions of synthesis”.
  4. Faculty of Oil Mechanical Engineering - Scientific and practical problems of oil production equipment dynamic, strength, stability and reliability, its automatization and optimization are being handled at the faculty.
  5. Faculty of Power Engineering - The scientific-research works carried out at the faculty are: the increase of efficiency and complex automation of power systems, electrical tools and their elements; the efficient utilization of water resources and environment protection.
  6. Faculty of Information Technologies and Control - Scientific research activity of the departments and problem laboratories includes the fundamental and applied works in modem fields of Automation and Control, Information-measurement Technology and Metrology, Informatics and Computing Technology.
  7. Faculty of Economics and Management - Scientific research work concerning the following main economic problem solutions are being carried at the faculty: Industrial complex macro and microeconomic problems solutions methods at the market conditions; Economy problems of Azerbaijan machine-building industry development at the market economy conditions; Republic fuel-energy complex foreign economy relations development conception.

All programmes at ASOIU have been approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan and is audited by the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


International Cooperation

External relations of the ASOIU are coordinated by the International Cooperation Office and International Students Dean Office of the University.


Currently the University has direct cooperation agreements with over 58 universities/ organizations from more than 25 countries. In the frames of existing agreements, the University realizes students and staff mobility and mutual scientific projects.


International Projects

The ASOIU participates in a number of international projects for improving education quality and applying innovations in education. The bachelor degree in Environmental protection was set up within the frames of the European Union's TEMPUS program.

Since 2015, the ASOIU has been taking part in the Erasmus+ network. Within Erasmus+ network, the University participates in various projects for the improvement of the quality of higher education.


Student mobility

Student mobility is realized in several directions. With the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility, the ASOIU students gain the opportunity to study for a short period in leading universities of Europe. Furthermore, the Mevlana program creates opportunities for academic mobility with Turkish universities.

International Organizations The ASOIU's membership in regional and international organizations creates frames for the improvement of the quality of education, paves the way for the implementation of projects and reforms.

The ASOIU is the member of the following international associations:

  1. European Universities Association
  2. Black Sea Basin Universities Association
  3. Eurasian Silk Way Universities Consortium
  4. International Association of University Presidents
  5. Caucasus University Association
  6. DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  7. Erasmus+ programme
  8. Korea International Cooperation Agency
  9. International Associations of Universities
  10. IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  11. CISCO Networking Academy
  12. Oracle Academy
  13. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  14. Auto Cad Design Academy
  15. Azerbaijan-UK Alumni Association 
  16. AIESEC Alumni International


List of contracts/agreements/letter of intents signed between Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University and organizations/universities 




Russian Federation

Russian State Oil and Gas University, Moscow 




Smolni University, St. Petersburg


Tumen  State Oil and Gas University


UFA State Oil &Technical University 


UKHTA State Technical University 


Institute of Element Organic Compounds named after Nesmeyanov, Moscow




Ural State Mining University 


Perm State Technical University 


Samara State Technical University 


Perm National Research Polytechnic University  


North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol




Republic of Turkey

Istanbul  Technical University, Istanbul


Middle East State Technical University, Ankara


Ataturk University, Erzurum


Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon


Caucasus University, Qars


Hajıtapa University, Ankara


Mevlana Exchange Program


Mugla Sitki Kochman University


Karabuk University, Karabuk


Ataturk University, Erzurum


Mustafa Kamal University, Antakya


Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan-Britain State Technical University,  Almaty


Mangistau “Bolaşak” İnstitute, Aktau


Caspian State Technology and Engineering University named after Sh.Esenov, Aktau


Kazakh Oil-Gas Scientific Research and Project Institute, Aktau


Taraz State University named after M.X.Dulati


“Damu Profi” LLC, Astana


People’s Republic of China

China Oil University


“SİNOPEK” Oil-Chemical laboratory, Beijing


CNPC Oil Corporation, Beijing


Chin Kara may Vocational-Technical İnstitute



Kiev European University  


İvano-Frankovsk State Oil and Gas Technical  University, İvano-Frankovsk


Vinnitsa National Technical University, Vinnitsa


Kharkov National Economic University named after  Semen Kuznets



Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

Berkeley University, USA




South Dakota Mining and Technology University Rapid City


Autodesk Inc. company



Siegen University 


Koln Applied Sciences University, Köln



Technology and Life Sciences University, Bıdqosh


Wrocław University of Science and Technology



Georgia Technical University

Georgia Caucasus University



Nis Sofia-Antipolis University, Nis


North Cyprus Turkish Republic   

Near East University  



Montanuniversität Leoben



Oil and Gas University, Ploiesti


The Netherlands

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences


Kingdom of Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim


Great Britain

 “Confidence Capital Ltd” company, London



National Technical University of Athens


Vietnam Socialist Republic

 “Petro Vietnam” Oil and Gas Corporation, Hanoi


Arab Republic of Egypt

 Egypt Oil and Gas Company, Cairo   



Liepaja University



“Instituto de Empresa” Business School, Madrid