In order to accomplish basic research in the field of Environmental Sciences, the Environmental Research Center (ERCKU) was established in 2007. Since its establishment, the ERCKU has actively conducted research in the fields of Education and Environmental Sciences. In 2010 a broad palette of new specialties was opened at the Khazar University, including the addition of the new History and Geography specialty. In order to meet the primary requirements of this specialty, the GEN was established. Despite the fact that GEN is a relative newcomer to the school, the department’s staff has a long-term research and educational background with years of combined professional experience.