Western Caspian University


About university

Founder foreword

Today we are proud to state that Western Caspian University is one of the leading universities in Azerbaijan.  Our commitment is to provide equitable learning opportunities for all. We have been in existence for thirty-one years, which is not very long in comparison with universities that have been functioning for decades, even centuries. Our achievements inspire us with a strong belief in Western Caspian University’s bright future. Western Caspian University is young and there is much to be done to keep it flourishing but we are gradually moving towards the objectives we have set for ourselves. We continue to broaden our activities and extend our partnership. We are open and flexible to positive change in all directions! We strive to be progressive and keep in step with the times. We are truly optimistic about the future of Western Caspian University and look forward to continued success in all our undertakings.


Founder and President of Western Caspian University

Professor Hussein Baghirov


Our History

Western University (now Western Caspian University), the first private higher education institution of Azerbaijan, was founded in 1991. Western  Caspian University has been a member of the International Association of Universities under UNESCO since 1992, the European Fund for Management Development since 1996, and the Black Sea Universities Network since 1999, as well as the Association for European Studies on the Caucasus (AESC), the Political Studies Association (PSA), the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the International Association of Universities, the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), the  UN Mountain Partnership Program,  Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and a number of other international organizations, councils and associations.



WCU maintains close cooperation with many international educational institutions. According to various independent reviews, WCU ranks among the top ten newly established universities in this emerging geographical area. The founding of this institution was influenced by the socio-political and economic processes occuring in Eastern Europe and the CIS area after the collapse of the USSR in 1991. The aim of the university is to create the perfect educational atmosphere for globally recognised training, and to prepare students for achieving systematic success in their future careers at international level. WCU regularly participates in international programmes and projects through which we widen our academic activity base, strengthen our reputation across the world of education, creating a framework for our sustained development.


Education and Infrastructure

There are 8 faculties/schools, 11 departments and 22 chairs at WCU. Our team includes 152 academic staff- 27 Doctors of science/professors and 42 associate professors. The University accepts students from all over the world regardless of race, sex, language, nationality or religion. Currently, the international community at the University includes students from Turkey, Albania, Portugal, Georgia, Iran, Nepal and Russia. Our multi-cultural family creates a favourable environment for education and training. WCU offers students the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to keep up with the demands of a rapidly changing world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Western Caspian University!


International Relations

Every year, WCU along with local experts, also invites lecturers from the US, UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, etc. WCU provides students with an opportunity to study abroad in Europe, the United States and other countries for both short and long-term immersion. The University provides students with the opportunity to participate in international student exchange programmes like Erasmus Mundus, Mevlana, etc. WCU also offers an MBA in collaboration with the University of Business and International Studies (UBIS), Switzerland.

The University continues to modernise its structures. Consistent measures are taken to strengthen the infrastructure, pedagogical material and technical components. State-of-the-art laboratories across various fields have been added, in addition to upgrading teaching methodologies to be on a par with the highest international standards. Our goal is to develop the professional skills and leadership qualities of our graduates in the fields of business, governance, etc. based on national and multicultural values and developed using cutting-edge technologies, international best practices and the highest ethical standards.

We look forward to welcoming you to Western Caspian University!