Call for Applications to 17th Annual Baku Summer Energy School

 Call for Applications to 17th Annual Baku Summer Energy School

Call for Applications to the 17th Annual Baku Summer Energy School

Deadline: 12 MAY 2023 at 23:59 Baku City local time

Open to: participants from around the world

Date: 3-14 July 2023

Location: Baku, Azerbaijan & Aktau, Kazakhstan


The Institute for Development and Diplomacy of ADA University in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), bp, KOLIN Azerbaijan, ADA University Foundation (Azerbaijan) and TotalEnergies will organize the 17th Baku Summer Energy School on 3-14 July 2023, in Baku, Azerbaijan and for the first time in Aktau, Kazakhstan. This is the first internationally held BSES.

The two-week certificate program will bring together world-renowned scholars, practitioners, and policy makers to examine and gain a better understanding of global and Caspian energy and environment issues. Besides the regional pipeline and energy security developments, participants will become acquainted with a wide range of issues such as fundamentals of energy, energy law and economics, environmental issues, management in oil and gas industry, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR and bp. Second week of the summer school will be held in Kazakhstan, the participants will get Kazakh perspective on Energy issues as well.

Baku Summer Energy School provides ample opportunity to meet and network with public and private sector leaders from all over the world. Participants will have a chance to discuss challenging issues with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, who will be key speakers along with executives of leading energy companies such as SOCAR, BP, Equinor, TOTAL, Masdar and many others.

The program also prides itself on outstanding recreational opportunities and unique ferry trip opportunity from Baku to Aktau.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded certificates signed by the Rector of ADA University, and the President of SOCAR.

The Baku Summer Energy School studies a wide range of issues:

  • Fundamentals of Energy
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Economics
  • Geopolitics of Energy
  • Renewables
  • Environmental Issues

A special focus of the program is on the Caspian Basin, including regional pipeline network development, geopolitics of the Caspian and its legal status, and the strategic outlook of SOCAR.

The latest BSES 2023 Program can be downloaded here.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

BSES is organized for both national and international specialists dealing with energy and environment related issues:

  • Mid-­career professionals from energy companies
  • Policy-­makers and civil servants from governmental institutions, embassies and international organizations
  • Scholars/journalists/graduate students focusing their research on energy and environmental issues


Tuition fee for the 2023 Baku Summer Energy School is 2500 EURO. The fee includes teaching materials, local transportation and extra-curricular activities, including field trips, luncheons and a welcome reception. Participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs, except for the travel costs from Baku to Aktau and back; it will be covered by the program.


Application process is fast, free and secured. Incomplete applications, as well as applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be able to track their admission status via the application system.

During the application process, you will be required to provide

  • educational background
  • employment history
  • academic awards
  • extracurricular activities
  • recent photo (size: 5 x 5 cm)
  • your ID (passport).

Application deadline is May 12, 2023.

In order to apply, register HERE.

For additional information, please contact BSES Team at [email protected]