On 3rd of October,2014 in “Lazurit” hall of Hilton hotel the round table of IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum “Role of interdisciplinary integration in innovative development” organized by Baku state University was held.
Round table was moderated by the rector ofBakuStateUniversityacademician Abel Maharramov. The rector opened the ceremony and spoke about its significance. He mentioned thatAzerbaijanwhich gained its independence 23 years ago is developing rapidly today. The basics of independentAzerbaijanRepublic’s policy include integration toEurope, developing of democracy and tolerance.
President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev successfully continue the policy of National leader Heydar Aliyev and as a result of this the authority of our country in international arena is continuously increasing. TodayAzerbaijanis an equal member of many authoritative organizations, participates in the international global projects and its devotion to human values increases the interest to our country. The rector noted thatAzerbaijanwith its capitalBakuis known as a cross-cultural center as well as center for intercultural dialogue. Nowadays holding such international events inBakuproves the increasing consequence of our country in world community. The I European Olympic Games will be held inAzerbaijanin 2015 and in consequence of these eventsAzerbaijanwill demonstrate its impetuous development.
The rector stated that Baku International Humanitarian Forum with the motto “20th century: its hopes and challenges” was organized by the initiative of the Presidents ofRussiaandAzerbaijanin 2011. The first forum was held in 2011, the second in 2012 and the third in 2013. Prominent public figures, Nobel Prize Laureates on different fields of science, chiefs of international organizations and well-known representatives of world political and cultural elite were taken part in these forums. At the same time he emphasized that the dialogues on intercommunication in the frame of global issues and discussions on international scale have been held, an appropriate decisions and declarations have been accepted. As a result, an important mission on definition of hopes and challenges of XXI century with consideration of realities of globalizing world was determined. He mentioned that technological progress doesn’t have cultural and historical dimension and sets new challenges. We should maintain friendly relations in order to accept these challenges and adopt them.
We believe that bilateral collaboration will increase mutual understanding and prevent the conflicts on the regional and national levels. There is a need in international collaboration for strengthening positive tendencies. Due toAzerbaijan’s geographical position and multi-cultural traditions, Baku International Humanitarian Forum which already took place in international events calendar became one of the significant dialogue centers in the world. I am sure that we will hold productive discussions, share our experience and search way out.
We should mention that in the frame of I Baku International Humanitarian Forum, roundtable discussions on the “The world changing modern technologies”, II Baku International Humanitarian Forum on the “New methodological approaches to the 21th century globalization processes”, III Baku International Humanitarian Forum on the “Scientific innovations and its transference into education” were organized byBakuStateUniversity.
14 members out of 20 countries, as well as 50 members from Baku State University were participated in the 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum on the “Role of interdisciplinary integration in innovative development” which organized by Baku State University. There were Nobel Prize Winners, university rectors, vice-rectors, presidents ofAcademyofSciences, institute directors, academicians, professors, associate professors, ministers, agency chiefs, media members among the guests.
Roundtable discussions began its work with demonstration a film about formation of enlightment, science, education and public opinions in Azerbaijan, as well as establishment of Baku State University. Then discussions continued with section meetings on “The methodological problems of interdisciplinary integration in educational space”, “Interdisciplinary integration and innovations in fundamental and natural sciences”, “Interdisciplinary integration as a means of introduction of innovations in the field of humanities and social sciences”.
The first section meeting of roundtable discussions on “The methodological problems of interdisciplinary integration in educational space” was moderated by the rector ofBakuStateUniversityacademician Abel Maharramov and co-moderated by the Secretary General of Black Sea Universities Network, professor Eden Mamut and by the rector of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, professor Levi Carlos Antonio. Firstly, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, professor of Weizman Institute, director, Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly Ada Yonath reported “How do we move forward to maintain sustainability for the future of humankind?” and informed about the features of useful proteins and antibiotics in human body. She spoke about human longevity and also, stressed that as a result of modern medicine it was made much progress while fightining against a disease. She mentioned that there was an immense investigation on the modification of genetical code. Then the reports of the rector of BSU academician Abel Maharramov on “Interdisciplinary integration in education is a demand of the time”, director of the Chemistry Institute of Saint-Petersburg State University, professor Balova Irina Anatolyevna on “Experience of Saint-Petersburg Universty in interdisciplinary integration of research and education”, Head of the Calculus Mathematics Department of BSU, professor Galina Mehdiyeva on “Paradigm of modern interdisciplinary integration and methods of natural-scientific research”, dean of the faculty of Social Sciences and Pscychology of BSU Hikmat Alizada and assistant professor of the Department of Pedagogy Rahima Mahmudova on “Methodological issues of higher education in Azerbaijan: application of innovations, problems and responsibilites”, assistant professor of Dagestan State Universirty Ilhama Bagirova on ‘Mehodological principles of interdisciplinary integartion in education” were listened.
The second section meeting of round table “Interdisciplinary integration and innovation in the field of fundamental and natural sciences” continued his work under the moderation of Nobel Prize Winner David Jonathan Gross, professor of Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara and co-moderated by Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ada Yonath professor of Weizmann Institute, director Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly and professor Yorgag Kaçani, rector of Polytechnic University of Tirana. Section started with the report of Nobel Prize Winnner David Jonathan Gross, professor of Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Then the reports of academician of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences, Hatam Guliyev on “Some fundamental and multi-disciplinary problems of earth sciences”, the general secretary of the Black Sea Universities Network, professor Eden Mamut on “From Integrative Learning to Disruptive Ecoinnovation Technologies: Case Study on Nano Coated Salts”, Head of Chemical physics of nanomaterials department of BSU Mahammadali Ramazanov on “The role of innovative nanotechnologies in the interdisciplinary integration”, Professor of Cologne University of Applied Sciences, TEMPUS project Coordinator for Azerbaijan Reza Talebi-Daryani on “Integration and operation of Fuel Cell&Gas Heating System bu Fuzzy Logic Control System as a new Integrative and Innovative Technology for Energy Management in Buildings”, Head of the Department of the History of the Caucasian nations of BSU, Professor Irada Huseynova on “The interdisciplinary approach as an important and actual condition in scientific and educational researches”, and professor of Biology Department of BSU Ellada Akhundova on “The interdisciplinary integration: from classical genetics to genetic engineering” was heard.
Roundtable discussion was proceeding its third section “Interdisciplinary integration as a means of introduction of innovations in the field of humanities and social sciences”. The moderator of this section was Theodor Wolfgang Hansch, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Director of Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, and co-moderators were Stefan Vodenicharov, president of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Irada Aliyeva, vice-rector on educational process and teaching technologies.This section started with the report of Theodor Wolfgang Hansch, Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Director of Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics on the topic on “Laser frequency combs-tools for interdisciplinary innovation”. The other reporters were Professor Levi Carlos Antonio, rector Federal University of Rio de Janeiro on “The role of universities to develop innovative interdisciplinary integration”, professor Kamila Aliyeva, the head of Social and Psychology depertment of BSU on “The problems of interdisciplinary integration on education”, Buzati Razvan, director of the Center for advanced strategies of Romania on “The global knowledge-based society in a changing world”, prof. Bakhtiyar Aliev, the head of Psychology department of BSU on “Interdisciplinary study of the formation of human capital”, associate professor Azad Rzaev, dean of the faculty of History on “Innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching history”, professor Rustam Mammadov, The head of International Law department of BSU on”The issues of integration and application of interdisciplinary technologies in the process of formation of XXI century lawyers in Baku State University”.
Speakers thanked President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the organizaton of this event at the highest level. They noted that the development of interdisciplinary integration is important along with the improvement of education. Such events prove that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev gives special attention and care to this field. Science is improving during the accumulation of new information and immense changes take place during the scientific revolution. Transition to the new paradigm of science is firstly connencted with the differentiation of knowledge. Interdisciplinary integration is important for understanding evolutionary process. Differentiation is very substantial direction of science. Its goal is to determine different processes in a field of knowledge. As a result of these researches, different subjects and interdisciplinary relations appears which can be considered as various directions of science.
There were final discussions and discussions on Forum Declaration Project at the end of the meeting. The speaker in the final discussions prof. Yorgag Kacahni, the rector of Tirana University, Machmayusif Imanov the rector of Tajikistan National University, prof. Izzat Rustamov, the head of department of Baku State University and the others thanked Azerbaijan President for organizing such events and also they were grateful to the rector of Baku State University and other employees for roundtable discussions. The 4th Forum proves that the modernization and improvement of education are the main priority directions of Azerbaijan Government. The participators of the roundtable agreed to adopt the project of declaration unanimously.
Within the frame of IV Baku International Humanitarian Forum the deligation under the leadership of the president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, academician Stefan Vodenicharov, the director of Max Plank Institite of Foreign and International Criminal Law of Germany professor Hans-Yorg Albertkhin, the President of Korean Hankuk University of Foreign Languages Kim In Chul, former vice-minister on Science and Technology of Vietnam, graduate of Baku State University Ngihem Vu Khain and the Director of The Chemistry Institute of Saint-Peterburg, professor Balova Irina Anatolyevna visited Baku State University. In the meeting with guests the rector spoke about the recent achievements of BSU, new scientific research centres and different laboratories. Besides, the information about international academic links of university with foreign universities and publications of our scientists’ researches in leading Journals all over the world was given.
Within the Forum Memorandums of Understanding between Baku State University and Bulgaria’s Academy of Sciences, National Academy of State Management under the president of Ukraine, University of Jordan, National University of Tajikistan, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Korean Hankuk University of Foreign Languages, Max Plank Institite of Foreign and International Criminal Law of Germany were signed. These memorandums stipulates the exchange of researchers, undergraduates, PhD students, working on joint projects, organizing joint seminars and workshops, joint publication of textbooks, etc. The both sides certifed that the Memorandums will be beneficial for all partners.