Call for Applications, ASOIU Summer School 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan

For the second time, Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University offers a unique opportunity for a selected group of highly-motivated and prospective students (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate) to experience top-class and challenging university-level summer school.


The Summer School focuses on:

The Current Status of the Global Oil Market and challenges of a post-oil economy.

The Current Status of the Global Oil Market:

Oil as a Limited Natural Resource: Current Status of Global Oil Reserves,

  • Changes in Global Energy Consumption: Rising Awareness of Climate Change,
  • Structure of Global Oil Market: Power Relations and Lack of Transparency.

Issues faced by Oil Exporters and Importers and the Recent Oil Crisis:

Social Injustice and Disparities in Oil-Exporting Countries,

  • Political Struggles for Hegemony in Oil-Exporting Countries: Case Study on Qatar, Iran and Saudi-Arabia,
  • Issues of Energy Security in European States as Importing Countries,
  • The Causes for the Crisis: Crowding-out Effects and Dutch Disease.

Post-Oil Era: Alternatives to Oil and Ways Forward: Investing in the Future: Alternative Energy Sources:

Critical Discussion and Comparison of Solar, Wind and Water Energy Production,

  • Investing in the Future: Education as the Key to Transformation,
  • The Role of Good Governance and Transparency in Post-Oil Era.

Approaches of Selected States:

Between Sustainability and Landgrabbing: Case Study: China

  • Preparing for a Post-Oil Society: Becoming the Hub between three Continents: Case Study: Saudi Vision 2030.

Developing a Future Vision:

Fictional debate between representatives of oil exporting and importing countries in search of a path for the future,

  • “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil”

    Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students  from  business, economics, engineering  and other  relevant  specializations.



  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 02.06.2018 for international students

                                         30.06.2018 for local students.


    International students:  650 Euro


    • Participation in all sessions;
    • Study materials;
    • Guided Excursions;
    • Use of the sports facilities at the university ( or hotel)
    • Transportation during the program (Transfer from/to airport included)
    • Opening and Closing events;
    • Cultural programs;
    • Meals three times a day;
    • Coffee breaks;





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