bp today presented its newly-completed educational project aiming to introduce the interdisciplinarity (interdisciplinary studies) into Azerbaijani universities. The project focused on development and publication of a book entitled “Interdisciplinary Relations – Generation of New Knowledge”, Report informs, citing the company.

The publication is for administrators, teachers and professors, doctoral and master’s students of over 40 universities operating in Azerbaijan.

The term interdisciplinary is applied to the studies that use methods and insights of several established disciplines or traditional fields of study. Interdisciplinarity or interdisciplinary studies combine multiple academic disciplines in one activity.

The book highlights the significance of developing new interdisciplinary relations that will enable to fully grasp all aspects of the complexity created by global problems. The new interdisciplinary relations are formed by generation of interdisciplinary knowledge based on a new methodology.

Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp’s vice president for the Caspian region, said: “By publishing this book we believe to have highlighted the inevitability of mobilizing intellectual resources and knowledges across boundaries to solve challenging local and global problems as well as to understand and advance complex subjects. This approach allows to bring diverse disciplines and experiences together generating new combined knowledge. We hope this in its turn will lead to enhancing the overall educational capacity and providing the market with high quality professionals and competent workforce capable of addressing the challenges of the changing world.”

The book also discusses the methodological challenges of new knowledge generation. It describes the impact of the new knowledge on the educational strategy and policy, the international economic competition, cooperation and globalization. It enlightens about the changing nature of knowledge, social study of science, research and development, and the relationship between social, economic and technological development.
The authors of the book are Manuela Hargassner-Delpos, Ilgar Orujov and Ruslan Rahimli.

The project was implemented by the Azerbaijan Young Scientist, Doctorate and Master’s Society Public Union.

The project duration was one year (February 2023 – February 2024) with a total cost of about 79,300 AZN ($46,658).

bp has been present in Azerbaijan for 32 years safely, efficiently and reliably operating major oil and gas exploration, development and transportation projects. To date, together with its co-venturers, bp has invested around $85 billion into projects it operates in the country. In Azerbaijan, we are committed to supporting sustainability efforts focusing on the areas where we believe we can make the most difference.

bp’s extensive social investment activities and capacity-building efforts in the country have had a positive impact and brought tangible benefits to people, improving their lives and making a difference.

The company’s social investments target such areas as building local capabilities, education, development of communities, local enterprises, the environment, sporting potential as well as research into and promotion of the country’s rich cultural heritage. Overall, since the start, bp itself and together with its co-venturers in the joint ventures that bp operates in Azerbaijan, has spent more than $110 million on social investment projects in this country.