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Founder and President

& Chair, Board of Trustees

Western Caspian University

& Head, Chair of Political Sciences

& Director, Institute of Mountain Biodiversity, Landscapes, and Culture



Areas of Expertise

Political Science and Public Administration; History; Education; Sustainable Development; Philosophy

Brief Bio

Professor Hussein Baghirov studied in the Department of History of Baku State University. From 1978 to 1979, he worked at the Ministry of Education and then worked as a Lecturer at different postgraduate educational institutions. From 1984 to 1985, he worked as a Researcher and defended his PhD dissertation at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Moscow. Professor Baghirov received approval of a professorship from the Education Ministry of the USSR in 1990. In 1990 he was appointed Rector of the Institute of Youth. In 1991, Professor Baghirov established Western University in Baku. In 1998, Professor Baghirov was awarded a Fullbright Scholarship for researching and lecturing at Indiana University (United States). Professor Baghirov was the Rector of Western University, afterward he was appointed to different positions in the Government of Azerbaijan. Professor Baghirov is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Western Caspian University and Director of the Institute of Mountain Biodiversity, Landscapes, and Culture of the Western Caspian University (which is a member of the Mountain Partnership at the FAO). Simultaneously, he is a Chairperson of the Political Science Program at Western Caspian University. Furthermore, Professor Baghirov is a member of the Mountain Protection Commission of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) and a global advocate of sustainable development. Professor Baghirov is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of academic articles.

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