Dissertation council


The Council chairman – associate member of ANAS, Professor A.A. Feyzullayev
Scientific Secretary – PhD D.R. Mirzayeva


The Dissertation Council for Doctor theses in Earth Sciences had been functioning under the Geology Institute (now the Institute of Geology and Geophysics) of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) since 70-s years of last century.

The Dr. and PhD. theses of various specialties such as "Paleontology and stratigraphy", "Geochemistry, geochemical methods of mineral resources prospecting", "General and regional geology", "Hydrogeology", "Geophysics, geophysical methods of mineral resources prospecting", "Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields", "Development and operation of oil and gas fields", etc. were examined at the Dissertation Council. At present the theses defence is carried out for three specialties: 2507.01 – "Geophysics, geophysical methods of mineral resources prospecting"; 2521.01 – "Geology, prospecting and exploration of oil and gas fields"; 2525.01 – "Development and operation of oil and gas fields".

Since the time of the Dissertation Council establishment the hundreds of Dr. and PhD. theses had been defended successfully as by the employees of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS and from the Universities and scientific-industrial organizations as well as applicants from abroad.

It is necessary to mention that over 30 doctor and about 140 PhD theses had been defended during the period of 1993 - 2014. All these dissertations had been approved by the Higher Attestation Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Republic that shows the effective and objective activity of the Dissertation Council.