Type Consultancy
Key dates Deadline: Friday 26 April 2019
Eligibility UK higher education institutions

We are looking for a UK institution to conduct research, in partnership with the Ganja Agriculture University in Azerbaijan, on the collection of a genetic stock pertaining to the endangered varieties of agricultural crops in Azerbaijan. The research will incorporate the establishment of a gene pool, creation of new crop varieties, protection from disease and pests, as well as plant propagation in a laboratory environment. 

The research is part of the "Genetic Stock Collection of Agricultural Crops in Azerbaijan" project, undertaken with the support of BP and implemented by the British Council.

Background

Since its independence, the government of Azerbaijan has developed a National Education Strategy and a Strategic Roadmap for the development of the education system in order to meet international standards. 

A new decree on Enhancing Competitiveness of Higher Education Institutions supporting study abroad programmes for PhD students, international research and dual degree programmes was passed in November 2018.

The British Council Azerbaijan works to position the UK as an attractive partner for the development and implementation of this educational policy reform. Our priorities in Azerbaijan are improving the teaching and learning of English, supporting educational opportunities for Azerbaijan’s people and developing co-operation with the UK. Learn more on our work in Azerbaijan following the link: https://www.britishcouncil.az/en/programmes/education-society 

Eligibility 

UK higher education institutions 

How to apply

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest to Education Manager, Ms Nargiz Huseynova at Nargiz.Huseynova@britishcouncil.az