Prize-Winning Academic Joins Delegation to Paris

Dr Khatai Aliyev, a lecturer at Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC), has won first prize in an Academic Paper Competition launched by World Expo 2025 Baku. That prize is a trip to Paris with Azerbaijan’s delegation for next week’s General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) at which the host city for World Expo 2025 will be announced.

Dr Aliyev’s paper shows that an increase in access and levels of education also increases multicultural values. It says that Azerbaijan, which has invested heavily in education in recent times so that literacy levels in are now higher than 99%, displays high levels of multicultural tolerance which are key to international integration and the development of society.

Second prize was won by Ayshan Sadigli of Baku State University who specialises in philology and Azerbaijani literature.  Third prize was awarded to Vusala Kazimova whose field of research is student health issues.

Baku’s bid to host World Expo 2025 is built around the theme of Developing Human Capital, Building a Better Future and its three sub-themes are focussed on the future of health, work and education. Investment in human capital and therefore in education is likely to lead to a better future where tolerance exists across cultures. A World Expo in Baku will promote such a future.