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Western Caspian University


Mountain Biodiversity, Landscape, and Culture Research Institute


Mountain Biodiversity, Landscape, and Culture Research Institute

The Mountain Biodiversity, Landscape, and Culture Research Institute conducts scientific research activity. One of the main missions of the Institute is to develop innovative programmes with a focus on mountain subjects, research and experimental learning. The aim is to increase awareness of the protection of mountains, identify recommendations for the protection of mountain cultures, obtaining protection status for mountainous cultures facing the threat of extinction, the possibility of close acquaintance with mountain culture and mountainous prospects, etc.

The Institute for Promoting and Deploying High-Level Surveys on Mountain Landscapes seeks to cooperate with state and non-governmental bodies, government and non-governmental organisations, and local and foreign institutions. (Is this another body or the same as MCLRI?)

Research studies at the Institute also allow for monitoring development dynamics, perspectives on many aspects of mountain tourism, and helping students keep up-to-date with new developments.

International Meetings & Conferences: 

  1. Western Caspian University in Azerbaijan to sponsor mountain protection award- 27/06/2013
  2. Sustainable Tourism Focus of Azerbaijan’ Conference- 31/10/2013
  3. UIAA Mountain Protection Award Winner- 23/10/2015
  4. THE UIAA: A Productive Weekend of Meetings in Baku- 23/05/2016
  5. Help Others in Need Wherever Practical, even if it Means not Reaching a Summit or Achieving my Personal Goals’
  6. https://www.theuiaa.org/members-area/general-assembly/baku-hosts-annual-uiaa-mountain-protection-commission-meeting 
  7. International Conference ‘Mountains: Cultures, Landscapes, & Biodiversity- 10-12 May 2019




The Rock-Climbing Club was created in 2008. In competitions organised by FAIREX, our students participate and win awards regularly. Since Day One, the club has continued to actively represent our university.

Mountaineering Club 

The Mountaineering Club was founded in 2008. Expeditions to distant regions and high peaks of Azerbaijan were organised by the club and FAIREX- Azerbaijan Federation of Air and Extreme Sports. 

Our students actively participated in these expeditions. We also organised expeditions to Haydar Aliyev peak, the Greater Caucasus range, Shahdag, Tufandag, Bazarduzu and others. The peaks were successfully conquered.

Agreements with International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation

Contact: imlr@wu.edu.az