ADA is dedicated to preparing innovative global leaders and to promoting useful collaborative research on diplomacy, public and international affairs, business, humanities and sciences, information technologies and system engineering.
We put students at the very center of our community and give them the opportunity to tailor their education to their specific interests and needs. We challenge them to find solutions for today’s most pressing issues. Most importantly, we promote initiative, teamwork and collaboration that are essential skills for future leaders.
Our faculty at ADA is comprised of scholars and practitioners both from Azerbaijan and from leading universities and colleges around the globe. They contribute to this stimulating environment by engaging students in lively discussions in and outside the classroom and preparing them for rewarding careers in a variety of fields.
Founded by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and chartered by a Presidential decree, ADA also offers the perfect setting to conduct academic and policy research on regional and international topics. We play a significant role in developing a productive research climate and in stimulating a forum for innovative ideas in Azerbaijan.
It is these compelling differences – a focus on a variety of fields, an innovative model of learning, a unique setting for collaborative research – that are already making ADA a unique center of learning in an increasingly strategic region of which Azerbaijan is part.
ADA opened its doors to students in January 2007 and moved to its permanent “green” and "smart" campus in downtown Baku, in September of 2012.
We have moved into our new campus with a significant program expansion as well. The ADA has emerged in the new campus with four schools: School of Public and International Affairs, School of Business, School of Humanities and Sciences, and School of Engineering and Information Technologies.