During more than sixty year activity of the Institute more than 30 scientific workers received the title of doctor of sciences and more than 260 persons – candidate of sciences. Within this period more than 290 collaborators were educated in the post-graduate studentship.
Hundred of teachers of higher schools of the republic took the refresher courses, assimilated the new directions of the geographical science.
The Azerbaijan geographical science was one of the most advanced schools in the territory of the former USSR. Taking into account of this point the Higher Examination Board of the USSR in 1962 established at the Institute of Geography a specialized Dissertation Council at which was defended the candidate and doctoral theses by the researches coming from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Cyprus, Germany. The numbers of defended dissertation works are more than 60.
At the present the doctoral defenses is carried out at the Dissertation Council on four specialties of the geographical sciences.