Western University (now Western Caspian University), the first private higher education institution of Azerbaijan, was founded in 1991. Western Caspian University has been a member of the International Association of Universities under UNESCO since 1992, the European Fund for Management Development since 1996, and the Black Sea Universities Network since 1999, as well as the Association for European Studies on the Caucasus (AESC), the Political Studies Association (PSA), the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the International Association of Universities, the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), the UN Mountain Partnership Program, Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and a number of other international organizations, councils and associations.
WCU maintains close cooperation with many international educational institutions. According to various independent reviews, WCU ranks among the top ten newly established universities in this emerging geographical area. The founding of this institution was influenced by the socio-political and economic processes occuring in Eastern Europe and the CIS area after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. The aim of the university is to create the perfect educational atmosphere for globally recognised training, and to prepare students for achieving systematic success in their future careers at international level. WCU regularly participates in international programmes and projects through which we widen our academic activity base, strengthen our reputation across the world of education, creating a framework for our sustained development.
Every year, WCU along with local experts, also invites lecturers from the US, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, etc. WCU provides students with an opportunity to study abroad in Europe, the United States and other countries for both short and long-term immersion. The University provides students with the opportunity to participate in international student exchange programmes like Erasmus Mundus, Mevlana, etc. WCU also offers an MBA in collaboration with the University of Business and International Studies (UBIS), Switzerland.
The University continues to modernise its structures. Consistent measures are taken to strengthen the infrastructure, pedagogical material and technical components. State-of-the-art laboratories across various fields have been added, in addition to upgrading teaching methodologies to be on a par with the highest international standards. Our goal is to develop the professional skills and leadership qualities of our graduates in the fields of business, governance, etc. based on national and multicultural values and developed using cutting-edge technologies, international best practices and the highest ethical standards.
We look forward to welcoming you to Western Caspian University!