On April 30, 2021, Khazar University's Development Center and the School of Economics and Management organized a virtual seminar entitled “Cultural Heritage and Tourism for Sustainable Development” within the framework of “Erasmus+ PICASP” project. The event was organized in order to raise awareness on tourism opportunities and preservation of cultural heritage in Azerbaijan.
Opening the seminar, Ulkar Bayramova, Director of the Khazar University Teaching and Learning Center, greeted the guests and provided information on the topic of the event and presentations. The first presentation was delivered by the Dean of the School of Economics and Management at Khazar University, Dr. Jeyhun Mammadov on “Tourism for Sustainable Development”.
Elchin Karimov, a project specialist at the State Tourism Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan and a alumni of Khazar University, made a presentation entitled “Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Azerbaijan: The Historical Center of Sheki” as a guest speaker at the event. In his speech, the speaker spoke about the opportunities for cultural heritage and cultural tourism in Azerbaijan, in particular, informed the participants about the cultural and historical monuments in the center of Sheki.
The seminar attracted the great interest of the participants and the event ended with questions and discussions.
The event was attended by students and staff of Khazar University, a well-known professor at the Azerbaijan University of Tourism and Management, Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Professor Minakhanim Asadli, students and staff of that university, and members of the “Miras” Association.