VICE-RECTOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND EDUCATION
Gulshan Aliyeva, PhD in philology, Professor
Fizuli scholar, literary scholar, member of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers, Prorector of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, PhD in Philology, Professor Gulshan Teymur Aliyeva was born in 1970 in Nakhchivan.
In 1986, she finished Baku City Secondary School No. 6. In in 1993, she graduated from Azerbaijan State Institute of Art.
In 2000 she successfully defended candidate's thesis on “Traditions of Fizuli in the modern poetry of Azerbaijan”, in 2009 she defended PhD thesis on “Development stages of Fizuli studies in Azerbaijan”.
In 2005 based on the decision of the Higher Attestation Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan she received a title of Associate Professor and in 2014 she was given an academic title of Professor.
During 1998-2000, she was employed as an academic researcher at the Museum of History under Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and at the National Museum of Azerbaijani Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi.
In 2005-2012 she headed the Department of “Azerbaijani language and literature” of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. In 2012 she was appointed as the Prorector on Educational work. Since 2015 she has been employed as the Prorector on International relations and educational work. During these years she contributed a lot to building cultural relations with different countries including Turkey, Iran, Russia, Poland, and Central Asian states and signing agreements, and cooperation with various foreign universities and international educational institutions to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices. She participated in various projects implemented within the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Gulshan Aliyeva’s main objective as a scholar is to contribute to joining of the science, culture, and art of Azerbaijan in the world cultural process.
In 2005 she became a member of the New Azerbaijan Party.
In 2002-2014, he headed the Department of Promotion of Heydar Aliyev's heritage of the Central Scientific Library of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.
In 2005 she became a member of the Union of Azerbaijani Writers as a literary critic and theorist of literature.
In 2003, she received the national "Memory" award for the book "The Magic of Fuzuli" and was also awarded for “Research and promotion of Heydar Aliyev's heritage”. In 2013 she was awarded with the “Progress” medal. In 2014 she received J. Jabbarli award for contributions to the field of literary studies.
She presented papers at scientific conferences and symposia in Iran, Turkey, Central Asian states, Russia, Spain, France, and Italy.
She is the author of numerous books and monographs, including "Contemporary Poetry and Classical Heritage" (2000), "Issues of Poetics" (2002), "The Magic of Fuzuli" (2003), "Fuzuli Studies in Azerbaijan" (2007), "The Phenomenon of Fizuli in Literary Studies" (2009), "Aruz Canons in the study of Fuzuli Heritage", "Fizuli studies: history and theory" (2008), "Artistic thought: historical reality and aesthetic icon" (2011), "Lectures on Azerbaijani literature" (textbook 2014), "Fuzuli poetry" (2015), "Sufism" (2016), “Husnu-camal, agli kamal” (selected examples of Nasimi's poetry) (2019), "Unity of imagination and cognition (philosophical trend in Azerbaijani poetry)" (2021). She is also the author of various books published in Russia, Iran, Turkey, and Uzbekistan and over 200 scientific-theoretical articles.