On March 16, 2017, Prof. George Gavtadze, the rector of Akaki Tsereteli State University, visited Khazar University and met with Khazar University president Dr. Hassan Niknafs. Turan Jafarova, Director of the International Affairs Office, was also present in the meeting. During the meeting, further development of partnership between Akaki Tsereteli State University and Khazar University, including the provision for various exchange programs and joint projects (seminars, conferences, and summer schools) was discussed.
The general agreement on academic cooperation between the two universities was signed in 2013. Since then, both universities participated in various joint projects (2012-2014: Student Support and Development Services, a TEMPUS project). Currently Khazar University and Akaki Tsereteli State University participate in two Erasmus + projects on capacity building: AESOP project (Advocacy Establishment for Students through Ombudsman Position) and PAWER project (Paving the Way to Interregional Mobility and Ensuring Relevance, Quality and Equity of Access).
The rector of Akaki Tsereteli State University is currently in Baku in connection with the kick-off meeting of the AESOP project mentioned above.