The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

We have been in Azerbaijan since 1993. Every year we connect with thousands of of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan. The focus of our work is on providing opportunities for young people through:

  • Improving the standards of English language teaching and learning in Azerbaijan through reforms and innovation, creating educational opportunities and in so doing, developing closer co-operation with the UK.
  • Enabling more young Azerbaijanis to take internationally-recognised UK examinations, study in the UK, and bring home a greater trust and understanding of the UK.
  • Providing Azerbaijan’s young people with high-quality education and skills they want and need for employability, empowerment, inclusion, and integration with the wider world.
  • Positioning the UK as the partner of choice for the development of creative economy in Azerbaijan, working with young people, entrepreneurs, cultural leaders, and disabled people, while brokering new partnerships between cultural organisations in Azerbaijan and the UK.