From February 10 to 14, 2020, Asaf Omarov, Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Khazar University, and Associate Professor Javid Ojaghi were on a scientific business trip at the Islamic Azad University of Ardabil Branch, Iran. Dr. Eshaq Rasouli, Rector of the Islamic Azad University of Ardabil, personally welcomed Khazar University staff members, and extensive discussion between the two universities on the possibility of future joint research was held. Dr. Eshag Rasouli said that University's material and technical base and the excellence of its faculty have created a good foundation for joint research and student exchanges. He also emphasized the importance of the appointment of conjoint scientific supervisors for masters and doctoral students, dual diplomas, organization of joint scientific conferences and training courses. The meeting was attended by Dr. Mohammad Zaefizadeh, Advisor to the Rector and Member of the International
Commission, Said Ibadi, Member of the International Commision, Dr. Taha Payam, Head of the International Office, Dr. Mohammad Jahanbin, Executive Director of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Masoud Fardin, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
One of the most interesting cases of Islamic Azad University of Ardabil is the implementation of the obtained scientific results into practice. Thus, the University has opened opportunities for the private companies, providing them with scientific support and paving the way for the promotion of many products to market. Khazar University faculty members visited one of such companies, particularly “Danish Bunyan”, a company that specializes in the production and sale of medicinal herbs in its scorpion farm “Danish Bunyan Gen Gostar Goheran”, they got acquainted with the processes of reproduction, feeding and poison extraction from scorpions. Theoretical and practical scientific basis for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease in mice with scorpion’s poison was brought to the attention of Khazar University members.
Khazar University faculty members visited various laboratories of Islamic Azad University of Ardabil Branch, which has about 15,000 students, including biotechnology, cell and tissue culture, genetic and chemical instrumental analysis laboratories, and familiarized with their research.