1919 - University was established. History and Philology Faculty and Faculty of Medicine were created.
1920 - Physics and Mathematics Faculty was opened.
1921 - Began teaching in Azeri (Turkic) language.
1921 - Began to publish the magazine "Science News"
1921 - The name of the university was changed to the Azerbaijan State University. Independent Faculty of Oriental Studies was created.
1924 - The University was named after Vladimir Lenin.
1926 – The first Azeri rector was appointed.
1928 - Faculty of Law was established.
1929 - The University celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
1930 - It was decided to build the campus.
1930 - University was closed.
1934 - ASU resumed its activities. The Faculty of Chemistry was opened. Department of biology became an independent faculty.
1937 - Dozens of intellectuals were repressed. 4 Rector and 100 employees were shot.
1939 - The University was named after Kirov.
1941 - Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute, the Institute of National Economy, Institute of Physical Education and Sports have been merged with the ASU
1941 - Rector and all university graduates were sent to the front.
1943 - Faculty of geology and geography was established.
1945 - The National Academy of Sciences was established under the University
1957 - National leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev graduated from the Faculty of History
1958 - A separate Physics Faculty was created, as well as independent Mechanics and Mathematics.
1962 - A separate Library and Information Faculty was created.
1964 - BasicEducation Building was commissioned.
1969 - University celebrated its 50 anniversary. The independent Journalism Faculty was opened.
1971 - University awarded the Order of the Red Banner.
1972 - Department of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics was created.
1974 - The University Library acquired the status of the Research Library.
1977 - The first Education Building was commissioned.
1987 - The second Education Building was commissioned.
1990 - The University is named after M.E.Rasulzade
1991 - A separate Geology Faculty was created
- a separate Department of Geography was created
- The faculty of Psychology and Social sciences was opened
- Institute of Applied Mathematics was created
- The faculty of International Relations and International Law was opened
1992 - Faculty of Theology was established
1994 - The national leader Heydar Aliyev was elected an honorary doctorate.
1994 - The University celebrated its 75 anniversary.
1999 – The local Internet network was opened.
2000 - The University celebrated its 80 anniversary.
2000 - The original name of the University - Baku State University was restored
2001 - The new sports complex put into operation.
2002 - BSU became the center of the Association of the Black Sea basin Universities.
2002 - Publishing office of the University started its activities.
2003 - Swimming Pool put into operation.
2005 - New research laboratories and the Institute of Physics were opened
2006 - Residential complex "Baku University" began to build.
2008 - A new Education Building was commissioned.
2009 - University celebrated its 90-year anniversary.
2010 - Electronic Center was created