The Academy of the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan named after Heydar Aliyev
The Academy of the State Security Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan named after Heydar Aliyev is a specialized high school which realizes high and additional educational programmes, trains special professional high educated officers, performs fundamental and applied scientific researches with Special Forces.
The Academy was established by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated December 1, 1998.
The formation of the Academy is directly connected with the name of our Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev, who served to his nation and state with dignity, realized creation of the new generation of professional and qualified personnel for the special service bodies.
Our Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev who devoted 25 years of his rich and meaningful life to the service at national security bodies, said in his speech dedicated to the celebration of the professional holiday of the security services on March 28, 1997 about the role of these cadres serving at this body, of the demands they should meet and distinguished factors which they must be obliged to realize, in order to train the qualified and professional cadres with the purpose of special forces, and the need of institution of the high schools for special services.
Last period was full of rich historical events which cannot be dropped out of the memory. So, considering achievements in the field of personnel training for security forces the Academy was named after Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev by the Decree signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on December 20, 2005. On March 27, 2006, the President of Azerbaijan, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev visited the Academy, opened a magnificent monument to Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev and the Museum of Glory with its unique content and refined design, and presented the "battle flag" as a symbol of courage. On December 2008, the 10th, and on December 2013, the 15th anniversaries of the establishment of the Academy were celebrated.
Nowadays the logistical support of the Academy includes training and administrative buildings which are supplied with a rich library, student hostels, beautiful designed audio-video facilities, clubs and cultural complex, the Sports and Health complex which equipped with gyms, stadium, running tracks and swimming pool, medical care, canteens for trainees and officers, and other infrastructures.
The Museum of Glory having the richest informational contents and layout reflecting the life and activity of the Nationwide Leader who became a model for future generations, holds its special place at the Academy. The monument to our Nationwide Leader was reared in front of the Museum.
The unique documents on the stands and exhibits, archive materials reflect the life and activity of our Nationwide Leader, his life way with the inclusion of 25 years of his life connected to the state security body and the unprecedented role in our nations’ fate and history, the information about the operations which he realized personally as a model of his top professionalism. The valuable expositions which were reflected on his richest life divided into 4 stages: childhood and youth period; the period when he worked at the State Security bodies; leading the country and when he represented the political stage as the tremendous state of USSR; the architectural activity of the independence Azerbaijan. The bust to the “Commander-in-chief” of Heydar Aliyev gives great impression to the visitors with high blissfully. The Academy guided useful collaboration and mutual relations with the foreign countries’ special service bodies and international organizations.