Located in Baku, at the center of an increasingly significant part of the world, Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) has gone through a remarkable growth since its inception. We started as a training institute to meet urgent needs of our expanding diplomatic service. Hence, our name: Diplomatic Academy. But fast we have grown into a school of international affairs, now with both graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Our Leadership Development program, first-ever in the country, is well sought out across Azerbaijan’s civil service. Baku Summer Energy School has become international success with faculty and participants from about 40 countries across the globe. We have grown from a small office into a three-floor building and plan to move into a state-of-the-art campus in just a short time. We are asserting ourselves on the world’s academic map by attracting renowned scholars, accomplished practitioners and talented students from around the world. They are finding that our cutting-edge school is offering a world-class curriculum and an environment of collaboration. For these reasons and many more, we are certain that ADA is a place you will be hearing more about in the future and will want to learn more about now.
At ADA, we are motivated by a need to establish an outstanding education for our own citizens in Azerbaijan, but we know that our growing nation also has a responsibility to bring first-class international education and leadership training for others in the region and the world, and to promote intellectual inquiry on many topics.
Our academic programs, which are attracting the best and brightest, are already making ADA a clear intellectual epicenter in the region. A focus on student’s individual strengths and professional goals, and a vision for a collaborative dialogue among scholars and practitioners, is helping cultivate a new, close-knit group of world-class leaders. ADA has started as a school of international affairs, but steady expansion of programs is leading us toward a university.
In addition to academic programs, we take our responsibilities to Azerbaijani society seriously. We are building the first substantial foreign language library in Azerbaijan. We have combined research and teaching while seeking fresh insights into the challenges Azerbaijan faces as an increasingly important player on the international scene. And we are building a new “green” and "smart" campus, which will open by September 2012 in Baku’s thriving downtown.
We invite you to learn more about ADA, about why it is one of the most exciting places in the world to live and study, and about how it can help you develop the leadership skills you need to make a difference.
Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev