On October 28, 2018, Khazar University students, before mid-term exams, joined a yoga-meditation session guided by Bakhtiyar Sadikhov, a professional yoga trainer, in the Dada Gorgud park. The yoga session initiated by Nilufar Alizadeh, instructor of the Department of Psychology, was organized on the purpose of encouraging students for exams and promote a healthy lifestyle. The students welcomed the session and took an active part.
People resting around also joined the session.
On November 12, 2018, Malak Karimova, Coordinator of the Department of Psychology of Khazar University and Director of Khazar Psychological Service Center, conducted a seminar “My Silent Film: Me and my Mirror”, on an initiative of the Theology Institute of Azerbaijan. The aim of the seminar was to support young people to achieve more self-consciousness, comment on factors influencing their relations with themselves and the environment, and show them how silent inner talk affects their desires and motivations. The seminar focused on how young students can get a deeper insight into themselves and discover their own potential.
The seminar was held on interactive method. The students and instructors were satisfied with the seminar and expressed their pleasure for collaboration with Khazar University.
On September 27, 2018, on an organizational support of Nilufar Alizadeh, Instructor of the Department of Psychology at Khazar University, a seminar “Guide to be a student” was held. Students of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences participated in the seminar who were provided with information on how to cope with challenges of academic life. Students actively participated in the seminar and asked questions. Moreover, students were informed about the Center for Psychology and Consultancy at Khazar University where they can visit for support in case of need.
On November 12-16, 2018, Khazar University staff members – Dr. Jeyhun Mammadov, Dean of the School of Economics and Management; Elmar Mustafayev, Coordinator of the Department of Political Science and International Relations; Nilufar Alizada, Instructor of the Department of Psychology; Rana Hasanova, Instructor of the Department of English Language and Literature – participated in teachers’ second meeting of the project "Intercultural encounters in academia and workplaces in South Caucasus and Norway" at Tbilisi State University. The project meeting brought together the representatives of Oslo Metropolitan University, Tbilisi State University, and Khazar University.
The aim of the meeting was to evaluate the work done so far, adjust the project goals and project plan accordingly, develop a detailed list of Summer School activities and responsible personnel, and discuss the ways how to incorporate non-academic partners into the courses to be established under this project.
On November 20, 2018, MD, PhD Ikram Rustamov conducted a training on “Developmental disorders in children” at Khazar University. The training was organized by Nilufar Alizadeh, Instructor of the Department of Psychology of the University.
The training was attended by students studying Psychology at Khazar University as well as students of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, Baku Business University, psychologists from Logos Psychology and Speech Development Center, and psychologists of schools and kindergartens in Baku and Absheron district. Referring to recent developments and his conference report, Dr. Ikram Rustamov talked about how to avoid the wrong diagnosis in developmental disabilities in children.
At the end, Dr. I.Rustamov answered participants’ questions.
In 2014-2015, Dr. Ikram Rustamov worked for Boston Children's Hospital as a researcher doctor. He was also a guest professor at Harvard Medical School.