FACULTY OF AGRONOMY
Address: Ganja, Ozan Street 146, AZ2000
Tel. (+994 50) 324 77 15
Faculty of Agronomy exists since the establishment of the University. When Baku Technical Institute was inaugurated in 1920, it had five agronomy departments out of eight in total, where outstanding scholars taught. Renowned graduates of the faculty include Hasan Aliyev, Valida Tutayug, Imam Mustafayev, Alakbar Guliyev, Ilyas Abdullayev, Mammadtagi Jafarov, Siddiga Mammadova, Maharram Babayev, professors Musa Musayev, Bala Agayev, Hasan Seyidov, Niyaz Safarov, Khalis Gulahmadov, Bahman Khalilov, Husein Khalilov, Shikar Aliyev, etc.
In 2020, the faculty was reorganized and transferred to a new building. On 24 June 2020, as part of their visits to Ganja, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have attended the inauguration of a new educational block of Azerbaijan State Agricultural University. In the new educational building, built at the expense of state investments allocated by the Order of the President of Azerbaijan dated January 22, 2018, all conditions have been created for the training of personnel with a modern worldview, as well as for the effective conduct of scientific research. At the disposal of the teaching staff and students, the latest visual aids, classrooms and laboratories equipped with modern equipment were transferred. All the necessary infrastructure has been created here. Service and utility rooms have been created. The new educational building trains 3,000 students in two shifts.
On April 8, 2019, Azerbaijan State Agricultural University and Ege University of the Republic of Turkey signed a protocol of intent at the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The protocol provides for negotiating bilateral diploma programs in line with the implementation of the State Program on Increasing International Competitiveness of the Education System in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2019-2023 that was approved by the Resolution of the country’s President. Based on mutual consent, the project implementation has started in the 2020-2021 academic year on “Agronomy”, “Plant protection”, “Agroengeneering” and “Economics” undergraduate programs. The education process is being financed under the State Program and implemented within the curricula of Ege University. Diplomas will be issued by two universities. The tuition is free of charge. Classes are taught in Turkish by visiting professors from Ege University.
STRUCTURE OF THE FACULTY
- General plants growing, genetics and selection
- Plant growing
- Horticulture & vegetable growing
- Water bioresources and aquaculture
- Water bioresources& aquatic plants
- Forestry, forest structure, and forest taxation
- Fruit growing & viticulture
- General cropping
- Plant growing
- Plant physiology
- Selection and seed production
- Subtropical plants
- Vegetable growing
- Doctor of Science, Professor – 2
- Ph.D., Associate Professor - 25
- Ph.D., senior lecturer - 10
- Senior Lecturer - 10
- Assistant - 15
- Undergraduates -937
- Graduates - 55
Recently, the infrastructure of the faculty has significantly improved, which included the construction of new auditoria named after distinguished scholars, modern research laboratories, five libraries on vegetable growing.
The laboratory was opened within the international cooperation framework with the support of the Japanese government. It conducts tests of wheat, barley, corn, pea, and bean seeds by the use of modern methods and devices.
CEREALS AND LEGUMES LABORATORY
The laboratory was established in 1991. Its targets include the development of varieties of high quality, productiveness, sustainability to biotic and antibiotic factors, scientifically-proven seed development of regional and perspective crop sorts, improvement of production technology and exploration of economic efficiency of organic seeds, development of methods to ensure seeds safety, the introduction of new varieties in farming practices within the climatic context of the country. The laboratory staff developed the following corn varieties: ADAU-80 in 2011, Ganja in 2014 and Productive in 2016, they were distributed in the country regions and recorded in the state register. Also, Gismet triticale variety was developed and recorded in the state register in 2017. For the first time in the university history, Nurjahan soft wheat variety was developed in February 2019 and was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the University, and ADAU-100 soft wheat variety was distributed to regions on February 14, 2020. Both varieties were registered and recommended to farmers. The laboratory test site has over 400 samples of wild and cultivated varieties of wheat, barley, rye, triticale that are studied and selected in the lab.
Each 154 m² complex has five greenhouses for training and research purposes where various agricultural (tomato, cucumber, eggplant, etc.) and citrus plants are grown throughout the year using cutting edge technologies.