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Azerbaijan: Israeli university to establish Cyber Security Center

Updated: Jul 7

The center aims to train over 1,000 specialists over the next three years and “completely eliminate shortcomings in this area”


hoto: Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Digital Development and Transportation’s official website
Photo: Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Digital Development and Transportation’s official website

Israel’s Technion University signed an agreement with the Ministry of Digital Development and Transportation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to establish the Azerbaijan Cyber Security Center, which aims to train over 1,000 professional specialists over the next three years.


The agreement was signed during a visit to Israel by Azerbaijani Minister of Digital Development and Transport, Rashad Nabiyev, held last week.


Training under the program will be conducted in the capital city of Baku by the teaching staff of Technion University. “Thanks to the center, the training of specialists in the field of cyber security in our country will be expanded in the future, and shortcomings in this area will be completely eliminated,” said the official ministerial announcement.


“Today, together with Technion University, we have laid the foundation for cooperation in the field of cyber security, which is one of the most important areas for our country,” said Minister Nabiyev following the signing.


“Students who will study under the program, based on the methodology of the university, will be trained as competitive specialists in the labor market."


"We are very pleased to cooperate with Technion University, one of the world’s leading educational institutions and knowledge centers, to bring international knowledge and experience in the field of cyber security to our country!”

Technion University President, Professor Uri Sivan, expressed satisfaction with the cooperation and hoped it will expand in the future. “The new center we have established is an important project to support the information security of Azerbaijan, and specialists to be trained there will contribute to the development of this area, not only in Azerbaijan, but also in the region.”

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