AIT rector has attended an international conference hosted by Bolgar Islamic Academy
Jeyhun Mammadov, Rector of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, has attended the conference on Islamic Studies and Islamic Theology in the Modern Education System: Problems and Prospects, organized jointly by the Bolgar Islamic Academy and Saint Petersburg State University with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan.
AIT Rector Jeyhun Mammadov delivered a speech on “Religious Education in the Republic of Azerbaijan: A Case Study of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology” at the conference. The Rector gave information about the history of religious education in our country, the work implemented to organize the activities of the Institute and forthcoming tasks. He noted that the Institute was established by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev’s order dated February 9, 2018.
J.Mammadov noted that the experience of Russia, Turkey, Central Asia, Europe and Arab countries as well as the United States is studied to organize educational process. Apart from this, the establishment of research centers, sections teaching in Russian, English and Arabic as well as the training of specailists in Jewish Studies and Christianity are also expected. J.Mammadov that particular attention was attached to the establishment of international relations, for this purpose, the Institute has established relations with the leading universities of Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Uzbekistan. He noted that apart from educating students, our primary goal is to train theologians who are tolerant and unbiased about all religions as well as protect our national and moral values.
Along with Russia, the conference was attended by religious and Islamic scholars from many countries of the world. The aim of the conference is to educate specialists in theology and to exchange experience of Russian and other educational institutions in the religious and secular environment.