Vice-Rector of the University of Nova Gorica Is Awarded the Title of the Honorary Doctor of the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University

Vice-rector for Academic Affairs at the University of Nova Gorica Prof. Dr Mladen Franko was awarded the title of the Honorary Doctor of the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (ASAU) in Ganja “for his significant contribution to the development of cooperation between the University of Nova Gorica and the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University.”

Prof. Franko has been cooperating with the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University since 2013, when the first exchange of teachers took place within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Infinity project. Since 2015, as a visiting lecturer at the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University, he has been sharing with university students and colleagues his rich knowledge and his latest scientific developments in the field of organic agriculture, environmental chemistry, analytical methods of chemical analysis and characterization of environmental conditions, quality and safety of food products.

As a financial support for the implementation of several projects under the Erasmus+ programme, Mladen Franko has already received more than 170 thousand euros. He used these funds for short-term and long-term visits, professional training and education at the University of Nova Gorica of many students, scientists and employees from the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University.

Prof. Dr Franko is also the initiator and developer of the agreement on joint mentoring and receiving PhD double diplomas in environmental sciences and agronomy between the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University and the University of Nova Gorica.

Source: ung.si