1937 – Established the Geographic Sector in the structure of the Azerbaijan Branch of the USSR AS.
1945 – On May 1 organized the Institute of Geography of the Azerbaijan of Academy of Sciences.
1968 – K. Alekberov was elected a corresponding member of the AS of Azerbaijan SSR.
1971 – A.A. Madatzade, A.M. Shikhlinsky, A.J. Eyyubov for the first time was awarded the State Prize of the Republic for their monograph “Climate of Azerbaijan”.
1972 – Academician H.A. Aliyev was awarded the Medal named after N.I Vavilov.
1976 – A.J. Eyyubov was awarded the bronze medal in the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy of the USSR (EAME) for his map titled “Agroclimatic regioning of the Azerbaijan SSR” (Scale 1:600 000).
1976 – B.A. Budagov was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR.
1976-1987 – Academician B.A. Budagov was elected a member of Editorial Board of the Azerbaijan Soviet Encyclopedia.
1977 – Director of Institute of Geography, academician H.A. Aliyev for merits in development of agro biology, preparation of the scientific staff and on the occasion of his 70-year anniversary was decorated with the Lenin Order.
1978 – B.A. Budagov for his monograph “Geomorphology of South-Eastern Caucasus and the latest tectonics” was decorated with the Golden Medal named after V.A. Przhevalsky of the Geographical Society of the USSR.
1978 – H.A. Aliyev, A.B. Mammadov, N.Sh. Shirinov were awarded the State Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR for their map titled “Natural resources of Azerbaijan”.
1978 – A.M. Shikhlinsky, G.A. Hajiyev were decorated with the Silver and Bronze medals of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy of the USSR (EAME) for “Atlas of Thermal Balance of the Azerbaijan SSR”.
1979 – A.J. Eyyubov for his work titled “Classification of the climate of the Azerbaijan SSR” was decorated with the Golden medal named after F.P. Litke of the geographical Society of the AS of the USSR.
1979 – The scientists of the Institute – B.A. Budagov, B.A. Antonov, M.A. Museyibov and N.Sh. Shirinov were decorated with the Diploma of the geographical Society of the USSR for their works “Development history of the relief of Caucasus” (1977), “Regional geomorphology of Caucasus” (1979) and “Geomorphological map of Caucasus”.
1982 – Academician B.A. Budagov was awarded the Bronze medal of the EAME of the USSR for his photograph album ‘Nature of Azerbaijan”.
1989 – B.A. Budagov was elected a Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR.
1993 – A.J. Eyyubov, Kh.Sh. Rahimov received the First Prize on natural sciences of the Education Society of the AzerbaijanRepublic for “Agroclimatic atlas of the AzerbaijanRepublic”.
1995 – Academician B.A. Budagov was awarded the Medal named after Y. Mammadaliyev for his services in education, progress of the natural sciences by the Executive Committee of the Azerbaijan Society of Enlightenment “Bilik”.
1977 - Academician B.A. Budagov was included in the commission on inquest of mass deportation of Azerbaijanians from their historical-ethnic land on the territory of the Armenian SSR in 1948-1953.
1999 – Corresponding member of the ANAS R.M. Mammadov was elected the President of the Ecological Centre for Southern Caucasus founded by the European Union.
2000 - Academician B.A. Budagov was elected the chairmen of the toponymy commission at the Milli Mejlis of the AR.
2001 - Academician B.A. Budagov was elected a member of the Coordination Council of world Azerbaijanians and a delegate of its I congress.
2001 – Collaborators of the Institute Doc.t.s. R.M. Mammadov, Doc.g.s. A.B. Mammadov., Doc.g.s. Sh.B. Khalilov was elected a corresponding member of the ANAS.
2003 - Academician B.A. Budagov was awarded the “Shohrat” Order on the degree of the President of the AzerbaijanRepublic for his services in development of geographical science and for his active participation in the social-political life of the republic.
2004 - Academician B.A. Budagov was appointed a member of Editorial Board of the Azerbaijan National Encyclopedia on the order of the President of the AR.