Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee will engage in consultation with the Academic Senate and pertinent academic and research committees regarding sustainability initiatives that impact curriculum and research. Furthermore, the Sustainability Committee will collaborate with other pertinent committees on sustainability initiatives that influence various areas. Additionally, the Sustainability Committee will synchronize with and guide Colleges and Divisions throughout the University concerning internal sustainability affairs and initiatives. The Sustainability Committee is integral to realizing the University’s sustainability goals outlined in the Azerbaijan Technical University. This committee will fulfill its role by offering top-level guidance and recommendations on environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout the University. This includes evaluating and formulating advice on policy, strategy, and planning to foster sustainable results for both the University and the wider community. This encompasses various areas such as facilities and operations, education and research, collaborations, engagement initiatives, as well as leadership and governance practices.

The committee also oversees the advancement and tracking of the Azerbaijan Technical University Sustainability’s objectives and targets. It offers direction on additional measures and initiatives necessary to meet these goals. Furthermore, it advocates for an environment of ongoing enhancement in sustainability, encouraging the identification and dissemination of practices and initiatives within Colleges and Divisions that integrate sustainability principles and yield beneficial results.

Member Roles:

  1. “Regularly Identify and Share Actions and Initiatives”: Members are expected to consistently identify and disseminate actions and initiatives that incorporate sustainability principles and yield positive outcomes within their respective areas.
  2. “Proactively Liaise and Report”: Members should proactively communicate with and update their areas within the University regarding the Committee’s efforts. They serve as a link between their area and the Committee, ensuring that activities are communicated effectively and feedback is provided.
  3. “Delegates”: Delegates are responsible for formally reporting back to the Committee and seeking direction from their appointed member regarding Committee activities.

Membership Appointment and Terms:

  1. “Chair and Deputy Chair Appointment”: The Vice-rector appoints the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee.
  2. “Membership Term”: Members (excluding student representatives) serve a two-year term, with the possibility of reappointment. Student representatives serve a one-year term coinciding with their roles in the Student Youth Organization.
  3. “Co-opted Members”: The Chair, in collaboration with the may appoint up to two co-opted members with relevant expertise or background for a maximum of one year, with the option of reappointment.
  4. “Invitees”: The Chair may invite additional individuals to participate in discussions on relevant agenda items.

Mode of Operation:

  1. “Scheduled Meetings”: The Committee must hold a minimum of five scheduled meetings per year, with the option to schedule additional meetings at the Chair’s discretion.
  2. “Working Groups”: Specific initiatives may be advanced through the Working Groups of the Committee, which operate under Committee oversight.
  3. “Quorum”: Quorum is achieved when more than half of the members, including the Chair and/or Deputy Chair, are present.

A Sustainability Working Group within the University Executive Team will be closely involved in the Committee’s efforts. This group will comprise the following members:

Rector                                                Prof.  Vilayat Valiyev
Vice-rector for Educational Affairs  

Prof.  Nurali Yusifbayli

Vice-rector for Science and Innovation        

Prof.   Subhan Namazov

Vice-Rector for International Relations  

Ass. Prof. Fariz Mammadov

Vice-rector for Financial and Economic Affairs 

Ass. Prof. Rashad Aliyev

Vice-rector for social issues and public relations                

Ass. Prof. Narmin Rzayeva

Faculty of Transport and Logistics   

Ass. Prof. Allahverdi Sharifov

Faculty of Energy and Automation   

Ass. Prof. Huseyngulu Guliyev

Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Science

Ass. Prof. Nizami Poladov

Faculty of Economics and Management

Ass. Prof. Fargana Musayeva

Institute of Logistics and Transport  

Ass. Prof. Fuad Dashdamirov

Energy Research Institute                 

Ass. Prof. Gara Hasanov

Institute of Higher Education

Ass. Prof. Anar Eminov

Institute for Sustainable Development

Ass. Prof. Natavan Namazova

Research and development department

PhD(c) Bakhtiyar Badalov

Department of mechanical engineering technology

Prof. Nizami Yusubov

Department of chemical technology, recycling, and ecology

Prof. Fakhraddin Yusubov

University-Industry Cooperation and Lifelong Learning Center

Ass. Prof. Aynura İsmayilova

Meeting dates 2024

Last Monday of every month

Several working groups are established to address various sustainability areas, with membership varying depending on the specific focus. These groups aim to engage individuals interested in contributing to sustainable change across different domains. Current Working Groups include:

Working Group Goal(s)
Developing Sustainable Practices Collaborate to identify, develop, and implement sustainable practices across campus operations, focusing on areas such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, and sustainable transportation. Prof. Nurali Yusifbayli Ass. Prof. Huseyngulu Guliyev Prof. Fakhraddin Yusubov Ass. Prof. Anar Eminov Prof. Nizami Yusubov
Promoting Awareness and Education Increase awareness and understanding of sustainability issues among students, staff, and faculty through educational campaigns, workshops, and events, fostering a culture of environmental responsibility and stewardship. Prof. Subhan Namazov Ass. Prof. Fariz Mammadov Ass. Prof.  Nizami Poladov Ass. Prof. Fargana Musayeva Ass. Prof. Gara Hasanov Prof. Nizami Yusubov
Enhancing Collaboration Facilitate collaboration among different departments and stakeholders to leverage resources, expertise, and initiatives, fostering a holistic approach to sustainability that integrates social, economic, and environmental dimensions. Ass. Prof. Fariz Mammadov Ass. Prof. Narmin Rzayeva Ass. Prof. Huseyngulu Guliyev Ass. Prof. Nizami Poladov Ass. Prof. Fargana Musayeva
Monitoring and Evaluation Establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of sustainability initiatives, collecting data on key performance indicators, and regularly assessing progress towards established goals to ensure accountability and continuous improvement. Ass. Prof. Fariz Mammadov Ass. Prof. Rashad Aliyev Ass. Prof. Natavan Namazova PhD(c)  Bakhtiyar Badalov
Engaging the Community Engage with the broader community, including local residents, businesses, and organizations, to build partnerships and networks that support sustainable development efforts, promoting positive environmental and social impacts beyond the university campus. Ass. Prof. Rashad Aliyev Ass. Prof. Narmin Rzayeva Ass. Prof. Aynura İsmayilova
Advocacy and Policy Influence Advocate for sustainable policies and practices at the university level and beyond, influencing decision-making processes and advocating for systemic changes that support long-term sustainability goals. Ass. Prof. Natavan Namazova PhD(c)  Bakhtiyar Badalov Ass. Prof.  Gara Hasanov
Innovation and Research Explore opportunities for innovation and research in sustainability, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and supporting initiatives that contribute to the development of sustainable technologies, practices, and solutions. Ass. Prof. Aynura İsmayilova Ass. Prof. Natavan Namazova PhD(c)  Bakhtiyar Badalov Prof. Nizami Yusubov