The composition of the Scientific Board is formed according to “Regulation on Scientific Board of higher educational institution” approved by the order of Ministry of Education dated 10.10.1997, №792.
Scientific Board includes rector, vice-rectors, director of Teaching Methodical Center, scientific secretary, faculty deans, chairman of Trade Union Committee, relevant department managers and chairmen of Student Youth Organizations, Student Scientific Society and Student Trade Union. Other members of the Scientific Board are elected by secret ballot of faculty colleagues.
Scientific Board carries out proper principal functions for perspective development of the university and regulates university works in various spheres as a legislative organ. It awards scientists and statesmen with honorary titles of SSU, holds elections for positions professor etc., establishes scholarships. Scientific Board makes decisions for creation of faculties, departments, laboratories and implementation of necessary structural changes.
Scientific Board petitions in front of Higher Attestation Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Republic for giving scientific names; supplements and amends SSU Charter if necessary.
In its meetings, Scientific Board ensures significant education and science policy, priorities of international relations, cadre and social problems, improvement of infrastructure of SSU and fulfillment of other perspective plans.
Heydar Aliyev Center was established at SSU by the decision of Scientific Board. The Board verifies Strategic Development plan of University, makes decisions on participation of SSU staff members at international projects, development and implementation of international projects. Since 2017 specialist preparation on Doctor of sciences program has been carried out by the decision of Scientific Board for the first time in the history of SSU. One of the achievements in SSU is institution of Dissertation Council. At present 3 Dissertation Council are functioning on 6 specialties.
FD 2.24 Dissertation Council (On Philological sciences)
1. 5706.01-Azerbaijani language (philology)
2. 5716.01-Azerbaijani literature (philology)
FD 2.25 Dissertation Council (On technical sciences)
1. 3337.01-Information measurement and management systems (on fields), technics
2. 3338.01 – Systematic analysis, management and processing information (on fields), technics
FD 2.23 Dissertation Council (on chemical sciences)
1. 2314.01 – Petrochemistry (chemistry)
2. 2306.01 – Organic chemistry (chemistry)
Scholarships “named after Heydar Aliyev” and “named after Nizami Ganjavi” were instituted at SSU by the decision of Scientific Council. It was decided to teach “Theoretical and practical bases of multiculturalism” as a subject in bachelor’s and master’s levels in 2016.
SSU is a member of Association of Azerbaijani- Russian Universities. The University is also a member of Association of State Universities of Caspian States and Association of Caucasian Universities. SSU cooperates with Eurasian Universities Association.
By the decision of Scientific Council burgomaster of Ludwigshafen city of Germany, chairwoman of the Association of German municipalities Dr.Eva Louse, Russian co-chairman of Association of Azerbaijani - Russian Universities, rector of Ufa State Petroleum Technological University B.N.Bakhtizin and director of Research and Application Center for Lexicography of Hacettepe University of the Republic of Turkey were awarded “Honorary Doctor” title of SSU.
Meetings of Scientific Board are held once in a month during an academic year. It approves teaching and scientific research work plans periodically, listens to the reports of faculties, departments and other structural sections. The Board functions according to designed and approved plan and then the plans are endorsed by the rector after discussion in Scientific Board.
Right now, SSU Scientific Board has 49 members. Chairman of the Board is rector Rufat Azizov, Scientific secretary is Professor M.M.Samadov.