Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.24
Azercell Telecom - the leading mobile operator of country's mobile communication market since its inception has implemented a range of successful projects for the development of science and education in Azerbaijan.
Some of the remarkable projects, among others, are 3G and 4G laboratories and e-education centers in the leading universities of Azerbaijan, as well as a broad number of successful programs run by Barama Innovation Center and, of course, different internship and bursary opportunities for students. The company announced 2014 results of the Student Program.
Several-stage selection process identified 12 students who deserved the title of Azercell Bursary Winners. Apart from monthly scholarship of 200 AZN, the students also get an opportunity to expand their knowledge of telecommunications, be invited to corporate events of the company, participate in various training sessions and attend courses and, last but not least, take practice training in the company.
The students of Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan State Economic University, Baku branch of Moscow State University named after M. Lomonosov, Public Administration Academy under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan State Agrarian University, Ganja State University, Azerbaijan Technological University are among the winners.
It should be mentioned that the selection process for the scholarship consisted of three stages. The first one consisted of evaluation of online applications and documents submitted by contesting students. Then, the applicants performed logical tasks and wrote essays on diverse topics in English. As the next - last stage, students were interviewed by the company's managers and specialists. The aim of the program is to encourage successful students and young talents with outstanding academic achievements and support the professional growth of the students with high potential.
This program, held annually since 2008, generated a strong interest and attention of Azerbaijani students. Over these years more than 50 students of different universities of Azerbaijan were selected to benefit from the program and were awarded with the title Azercell Bursary Winner. Along with the monthly scholarship from Azercell, these students also gained a remarkable experience for own careers with the help of the company's leading specialists.
Thus, Azercell Telecom continues to strengthen its footprint in corporate social responsibility and contribution to our society.
Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996 and since the first years sustains a leading position on the market. Azercell introduced number of technological innovations in Azerbaijan: GSM technology, GPRS/EDGE, 24/7 Customer Care, full-time operating Azercell Express offices, mobile e-service 'ASAN imza' (ASAN signature) and others. With 51 percent share of Azerbaijan's mobile market Azercell's network covers 99.8 percent of the country's population. By the end of 2013 the number of Azercell's subscribers reached 4.5 million people. In 2011 Azercell deployed 3G and in 2012 the fourth generation network - LTE in Azerbaijan.
The company is the leader of Azerbaijan's mobile communication industry and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector. Azercell is the part of the TeliaSonera Group of Companies, which has subsidiaries in 17 countries with total number of 186 million subscribers and 27,000 employees.