"Dunya" school and Khazar University have faced a painful loss. Nailakhanim Isayeva, a prominent educator and educational organizer, the co-founder of "Dunya" School of Khazar University (along with her husband – Prof. Hamlet Isakhanli, the founder of Khazar University, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees,) and the long-time director of "Dunya" School, passed away on April 3, 2021. Nailakhanim Isayeva was born on May 29, 1947, in Guba, Azerbaijan. She graduated from the Institute of the Russian Language named after the 50th anniversary of the USSR (present-day Baku Slavic University), and found a career in teaching Russian language in secondary schools and Khazar University.
Nailakhanim Isayeva's life and activities were deeply dedicated to "Dunya" school. Her constructive and eternal impact was undeniable on the establishment and development of "Dunya School" under Khazar University in 1998, the first private university in Azerbaijan. Under her leadership and supervision, the school became famous in the Azerbaijani secondary education system as an innovative educational institution and gained public prestige. In 2009, "Dunya" School became a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and received an international status and identity. During 2012-2013 academic year, Dunya School was awarded the title of "The Best School of the Year" in Azerbaijan.
Nailakhanim Isayeva also had a fruitful role as an advisor to Khazar University's Board of Directors and Trustees since 2010.
In addition to her pedagogical activities, Nailakhanim Isayeva has composed numerous impressive songs, which play prominent roles in singers performances.
Nailakhanim Isayeva's unique personality and character was among other her influential and outstanding features. She received the deep respect of each and everyone for her diligence, principality, gentle nature, and kindness.
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory turns into a precious treasure and the memory of Nailakhanim Isayeva will always stay alive in the hearts of those who know her and to those she touched in their hearts and minds.
Rest in peace!