AzTU is one of the leading Universities in the technical education field of Azerbaijan Republic, which was established under the name Azerbaijan Polytechnic Institute with 4 faculties in the country's capital Baku in 1950.The faculties of the university were functioning in the buildings which located in various addresses in the 1950-1955 years. University with all faculties moved to the present building in 1955. Combining the most beautiful Eastern and Western architecture style beautiful building of the university offers all necessary facilities for the students to acquire extensive knowledge.
Since 1991 up to now, the University was named of Azerbaijan Technical University. At the present, University’s high-qualified specialists, scientific staff in 28 directions and more than 70 specialties are preparing in machine-building, metallurgy, informatics and computer technologies, electrical engineering, telecommunications, transport, engineering business fields.
The following faculties are “Transport”, “Electrical and power engineering”, “Radio engineering and Communication”, ‘Automation and computer technique”, ”Metallurgy”, “Machine Building” “Technological machine” , Business engineering and management", “Foreign citizens education” “Technological complexes and special equipment”. More than 600 professor-teacher staff including 68 professors, doctor of sciences, 332 associate professors, candidate of science (PhD) work at 46 chairs of these faculties. For obtaining the scientific degree more than 50 local and foreign country’s specialists are carrying out scientific research. Two Specialized Academic Councils granting academic degree on various directions of technical sciences are functioning at the University.
The scientific achievements of the University are publishing in scientific-technical journal by the name “Scientific works”. The University library with More than 700 thousand books stock and its reading halls as well as, about 20 multimedia halls with more than 400 personal computers, multimedia rooms, specialized labs, serve to the students and personnel.Azerbaijan Technical University is collaborated with UN, UNESKO, TRASEKA, other relevant structures of International Organizations and a lot of universities of foreign countries. At different times the citizens of more than 40 foreign countries had been trained at the University and at present, they continue being trained.