Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Institute of Sustainable Human Development

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

The concept of sustainable human development in the modern world implies that the social progress of the present generation should also meet the needs of future generations. The use of natural resources, preserving the environment and its rational use, and knowledge, technologies and their development must be carried out in such a way as to make it possible for future generations to use them in the same way as we do today.

WCU has included this critical subject in its curriculum since 2001. Four years before the decision of the UN and UNESCO, the Ministry of Education began to teach this subject based on sustainable human potential in higher and secondary schools throughout the country.
Since 2003, the world’s first curriculum on this subject was developed for higher and secondary schools in Azerbaijan, and textbooks and teaching aids were approved and published by the Ministry of Education. Azerbaijan was the first country in the world to include development based on sustainable human potential in general education.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Buildings
Energy
Food & Dining
Grounds
Purchasing
Waste
Water
Coordination & Planning
Diversity & Affordability
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
---

Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Environmental Research Centre

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Environmental Research Centre at WCU oversees research and educational activities in the environmental sphere.

Directions:

· To raise awareness about environment issues and their management within and beyond the University

· To improve and innovative, practical, and environmentally friendly energy resources

· To implement different research studies about environmental topics.

The Research Centre brings together University faculty members from the school of Natural and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Economics by conducting research projects based on interaction between different areas and the environment. Students actively engage in excursions, sharing ideas, writing relevant essay for competitions, etc.

We are optimistic that the Environmental Research Centre at WCU will collaborate with global research institutions to expand study and practical areas in the near future. The Centre actively engages in seminars, conferences, and webinars for students, University staff and the public


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Energy
Waste
Water
Wellbeing & Work

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
---

Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Gender Research Center

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

The Gender Research Centre was established in June 2000. The mission of the Centre is the dissemination and development of the new approach to gender in Azerbaijani society, as well as the integration of this method into scientific research and curricula. The Centre seeks to focus teachers and researchers on the development of gender approaches in various social and humanitarian disciplines (philosophy, economic theory, law, history, psychology, sociology, political sciences and culturology). The Centre comprises 42 teachers and researchers representing 11 higher education institutions and the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

Activities of the Gender Research Centre include:

Research on gender and women's issues
Integration of gender theory into social and human sciences
Development of scientific and public relations
Conducting and participating in conferences, seminars and symposiums on a global scale
Publications related to gender research
Educational and scientific activities.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Public Engagement
Diversity & Affordability

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
---

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
---

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.