Within the realization of Tempus program, Azerbaijan was provided with an assistance of about 4 mln euros, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan.
According to the information provided by the same ministry, this finance was allocated by the European Union for 1995-2006. The finance was spent on realization of 19 projects directed towards upgrading the education system of the country and bringing it into conformity with the international standards. 16 higher educational institutions were involved in the projects. In result of the realization of the programs, new faculties and specialties were created in higher educational institutions, the system of teaching several specialties was improved and new courses were opened.
At present, two new projects are being implemented, in realization of which four higher educational institutions are involved: Azerbaijan Technical University, University of Architecture and Construction, Ganja Agricultural University and Baku State University.