Azerbaijan Technical University (AZTU) is a public university, specialized in engineering, located in Baku, Azerbaijan. The University traces its history to the much older Baku Polytechnical Institute. Only in 1993, the ATU changed status and became Azerbaijan Technical University. Today 10 dean's offices and 52 departments function at the Azerbaijan Technical University. About 6000 students are trained and 116 foreigners are among them. The University supports scientific and educational relations with some foreign countries. At present it has close contacts with the Universities and scientific centers of Germany, Turkey, Russia and others.