On July 26, 2018 the Belarusian State Medical University was visited by the delegation of the Republic of Iraq consisting of administrators and teachers of the College of Dentistry of University of Baghdad.
The aim of the visit was acquaintance with the university administration, familiarization with the educational process, discussion on the issues of Belarusian-Iraqi cooperation in the field of education and medicine specifically in the field of dentistry.
The delegation was received by the Vice-Rector for International Relation Vasili Roudenok. The meeting was also attended by the Dean of the Dental faculty Sergei Parchamovich.
Vice-Rector for International Relations informed the guests on university’s activity, in particular on structure, academic process, education for foreign students, international cooperation.
The members of the delegation highly appreciated the level of the organization of the educational process, the professionalism of the university staff and teachers, as well as the ability to combine classical and modern approaches in training of highly qualified specialists.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of organizing training courses on the basis of the Belarusian State Medical University in dentistry for specialists from the Republic of Iraq wishing to improve their skills. The Iraqi side also proposed the possibility of teachers’ exchange. In addition, guests are interested in postgraduate training at the Belarusian State Medical University.
Vasili Rudenok and Sergei Parchamovich reacted positively to the proposals of the guests. Among the most promising areas of cooperation there are surgical dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics. Parties are interested in establishing cooperation in these fields, namely, to organize training courses on the dental specialties.
Vice-rector for International Relations offered the opportunity to hold and participate in joint television, video and Internet conferences, scientific and practical conferences and symposiums on topical issues of medicine.
Dean of the Dental Faculty acquainted the guests with the specifics of the students' training at the Dental faculty. He emphasized that while training specialists in the field of dentistry the Belarusian State Medical University pays attention to three basic criteria: high level of student’s training, quality of the materials used and perfection of applied technologies.
Belarusian colleagues were told about the peculiarities and structure of medical education in the Republic of Iraq.
The Vice-Rector for International Relations expressed his desire to develop cooperation with the Republic of Iraq in the field of training dentists. Vasili Rudenok also stressed that the university is ready to establish cooperation with medical institutions of higher education of the Republic of Iraq on a long-term contractual basis.
At the end of the meeting, Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili Rudenok thanked the guests for the visit expressing hope for the establishment of fruitful cooperation with the Republic of Iraq.
Author: Darya Nikitsina, Methodist of the Department of International Relations
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky
Translation: Anastasiya Karnacheva