The Baku Summer Energy School (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate program of the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) held in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). It brings together world-renowned scholars, academicians and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global energy and environment issues and their practical application.
Upon completion of the program, participants are issued a certificate by the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.
The Baku Summer Energy School studies a wide range of issues, such as fundamentals of energy, energy law, economics and politics of energy, environmental impacts, and strategic management. A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian and its legal status, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR. Environmental issues, as well as revenue and resource management, are emphasized throughout the course of the program.
The Baku Summer Energy School is designed for mid- and senior-level policy makers from a number of countries, energy company representatives, academic faculty members, journalists and young researchers focusing on energy, as well as representatives of regional and international organizations. The class is limited to 40 participants only.
The Baku Summer Energy School is interactive in its format and provides extensive opportunity for professionals in the field of energy to interact and build long-lasting ties. Every year the Baku Summer Energy School provides ample opportunity to meet and network with public and private sector leaders from Azerbaijan as well as other countries of the Caspian region. Participants have a chance to discuss challenging issues with Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy Industry, and Ecology and Natural Resources, who will be key speakers along with executives of oil companies such as BP, Exxon, TOTAL, Statoil, Lukoil and others.
While learning at the Baku Summer Energy School, participants will also enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities, including swimming in the legendary Caspian Sea. Living in downtown Baku provides excellent opportunities for night life, shopping, dining and sightseeing.
During the weekends, the summer school offers excursions to various regions of Azerbaijan and unique sites connected to Azerbaijan’s oil and gas industry of the past and present, such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, the Sangachal oil terminal, petrocliffs in Gobustan, Mud Volcanoes, and the museums of Azerbaijan’s first oil baron, Haji Zeynalabidin Tagiyev and the world-renowned Nobel Brothers.
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Tuition fee for the 2013 Baku Summer Energy School is 2300 EURO. A limited number of partial merit-based scholarships is usually available.
Participants cover their own international air fare, visa and lodging expenses.
The tuition fee includes teaching materials, local transportation and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, luncheons and a welcome reception.
All candidates should submit a complete application package to be considered for admissions. Incomplete applications, as well as applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants using ADA’s online application form will be able to check their admission status via secure online system.
Requirements for admission to the Baku Summer Energy School are same for both Azerbaijani and International students.
Admission is based upon review of the following documents:
- Application and Relevant Personal Information
- Completed ADA Application Form
- Attachments to Online Application
- Motivation Letter
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae. This should not exceed 2 pages. Please, list information on a) education, b) employment, c) academic awards, d) extracurricular, and e) volunteer activities
Scholarship Letter. This is required only from those who apply for a need-based scholarship
Photo taken within the last six months (Size: 5 x 5 cm, scanned)
- Copy of Identification Card or Passport
Materials submitted for application to the ADA become the property of the Academy and will not be returned. Please retain a copy of the application and supporting documents for your own record.
Deadlines for BSES 2013
The important dates regarding the admission cycle are shown below:
Application Period: February 1 – April 23, 2013
Application Deadline: April 23, 2013
Review and Notification: April 23 – May 7, 2013
Accept/Decline Deadline: May 18, 2013
All applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by the ADA Admission Office. The application forms meeting the admission requirements are reviewed and evaluated by the Executive Education Program Office.
Notification and Acceptance
Admitted candidates will be notified by the Executive Education Program Office. All candidates will be able to check the status of their application and receive the final decision of the Executive Education Program Office using ADA’s online application system.
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