Gender equality

Nakhchivan State University is fully committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goal 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Recognizing the importance of this goal, the university is actively engaged in various initiatives to promote gender equality both within the institution and in the broader community. The university is dedicated to ensuring that educational opportunities and programs are accessible to everyone, regardless of gender. Initiatives include actively promoting STEM education for women and implementing scholarships or support mechanisms specifically designed to encourage female students. Nakhchivan State University is actively involved in research on gender-related issues. This research is disseminated through seminars, workshops, and publications, fostering a culture of awareness and understanding of gender equality among students and faculty. The university is committed to developing and enforcing policies that promote gender equality on campus. This includes anti-discrimination policies, mechanisms for reporting gender-based harassment, and ensuring equal opportunities for leadership and employment.

To empower female students in their academic and professional pursuits, the university has established mentorship programs and leadership training opportunities. These initiatives are designed to support and guide women toward successful career paths. Nakhchivan State University recognizes the importance of supporting students and faculty who are parents or caregivers. The university provides affordable childcare services and flexible working arrangements, promoting a supportive environment for work-life balance. The university ensures that its curriculum includes gender-related topics and perspectives. This intentional inclusion helps raise awareness and promotes a deeper understanding of gender issues among both students and faculty. Striving for gender balance in faculty and administrative positions, the university ensures that women have equal opportunities for career advancement. Fair and transparent processes are in place to support gender equity in hiring and promotion. Nakhchivan State University actively collaborates with local and international organizations and initiatives focused on gender equality. This collaboration serves as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and resources, fostering a broader impact on gender equality. By undertaking these initiatives, Nakhchivan State University not only contributes to SDG 5 but also plays a pivotal role in creating a gender-inclusive environment that empowers and supports women and girls in their educational and professional journeys.