History Ethnography and Archaeology Institute is a scientific - research institution within Nakhchivan branch of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. Ancient and medieval history, new and modern history, ancient time archaeology, ancient and medieval archaeology, archaeological service, ethnography and the Caucasian history departments work at the institute.
Here material and spiritual culture of Nakhchivan is searched. 16 scientific workers work at the institute. One of them is a real member, 2 are corresponding members of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 1 doctor of sciences, 6 doctors of philosophy.
Art, Language and Literature Institute -includes sections of architecture, town building, restoration of monuments, descriptive and decorative applied arts, music and theatre, linguistics, onomastic, folklore, literary criticism. 21 scientific workers work at the institute. One of them is a real member, 1 corresponding member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 1 doctor of science, 10 doctors of philosophy.
Natural Resources Institute - carries scientific work in the direction of studying natural resources and hydrological condition in the Autonomous Republic territory, preparing scientific base of mineral raw material production, ecological influences of this production, Seismological researches, objective regularities of economic and Social infrastructures locating, searching, restoring and developmental ways of traditional branches of economy in the region. At the institute work chemistry of mineral raw material and technology, absorbent processes, physical, researches, ore and non-ore deposits, hydrogeology and mineral water, geography, economy, scientific-technical information and administrative-economy departments, labs of automation and seismology, seismic service department. 22 scientific workers work at the institute. 2 of them are doctors of sciences, 10 doctors of philosophy.
Bio resources Institute was founded with the purpose of learning, using and preserving bio resources of the Autonomous Republic. 27 scientific workers work at the institute. One of them is a corresponding member of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, 1 doctor of sciences, 22 doctors of philosophy. At the institute work botanical, plant systematics, zoological researches, scientific-works and administrative-economy departments, fruit, berry and wine-growing, grain, corn, bean and technical plants, biochemical researches, labs of soil reserves. Botanical garden, gene fund branch of experiment, nature museum, green pharmacy, fund containing nearly 10 thousand herbarium, lists are of scientific research institute components too.
At the Bio resources Institute flora and fauna bio variety of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, preserving, propagating rare and disappearing animal types, gene fund forming, ecosystem protection and problems of bio resources optimal usage are searched. Articles and publications reflecting scientific-research works results of the institute were published in the Azerbaijan Republic and several countries.
Fund of Manuscripts was founded with the purpose of getting information of Nakhchivan history and culture. 3 scientific workers work in the fund. The fund has departments of manuscripts cataloguing, research and publish, collecting, preserving, hygiene and restoring of manuscripts.
Batabat Astrophysics Observatory consists of Nakhchivan city base, Batabat station in Shahbuz region and Aghdara station in Ordubad region. Until the formation of the Nakhchivan branch of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Batabat and Aghdara stations were the components of the Shamakhi Astrophysics Observatory. Batabat and Aghdara stations being both above sea level (more than 2000 m) and geographical width being small in comparison (39031 and 390060) enable to carry high level astronomic observations. 60 sm star telescope (Batabat station) was set in the observatory. Main researches are carried on studying physical and dynamic features of small heavenly bodies including Sun physics and solar system. 7 scientific workers work in the observatory, 3 of them are doctors of philosophy. The observatory has position observing of heavenly bodies and photomenthrics of heavenly bodies departments.
The branch of the Nakhchivan Scientific Library of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, worked attached to Nakhchivan Regional Scientific Center as a branch of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences fundamental library within 1972-2002 years. Library funds mainly complexed with print stuffs having scientific importance. Book fund contains 32931 print, magazine funds, 18067 print standarts.
From 2005 year publishing-house of the branch after prominent thinker Nasiraddin Tusi, started its activity. Publishing-house publishes “News” of the Nakhchivan branch of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences in 2 series, (social and humanities; natural and technical sciences).
Nakhchivan Study Center of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Supreme Majlis
Nakhchivan Study Center was founded by the 17 February 2011 year resolution of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Supreme Majlis chairman, building was chosen for the center and reconstructed fundamentally. Center, its library and archives provided with the most modern information equipment and delivers, electron library, archives were founded. Opening of the new building was February 9, 2013.
Three-floored building with store has server room, automation department for bibliography processes, scientific-methodic department, service department, completing department, book making and cataloguing departments, scanner room, book keeping fund, reading and periodical halls, electron reading hall, archives, canteen, work and service rooms.
There are more than thousand books and theses devoted to Nakhchivan history, archaeology, natural resources and national values, also periodical samples in book keeping fund. In the reading and periodical halls there is a usage opportunity of fund books, papers and magazines as well as internet.
Information stall was set in the building. Users can place an order for any book from electron information stall using personal passwords. Electron stall enables users get acquainted with book fund electron catalogue, get operative answers to questions and virtual order.