On July 16, 2019 the Belarusian State Medical University was visited by the delegation of the Henan University of Science and Technology (People's Republic of China). The delegation was represented by Vice-President, Professor of Henan University of Science and Technology Lei Fang, Dean, Professor of School of Medicine of Henan University of Science and Technology Gao Shegan, Director, Professor of Graduate Office of Henan University of Science and Technology Wang Xiaomei, Deputy Dean, Professor of School of Information Engineering of Henan University of Science and Technology Zheng Guoqiang, Deputy Director, Associate Professor of International Cooperation and Exchange Office of Henan University of Science and Technology Wang Chun and Teaching Assistant of School of Foreign Language of Henan University of Science and Technology Zhao Linlin.
The delegation was hosted by the Rector of the University Anatol V.Sikorski. The meeting was also attended by Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Roudenok and BSMU postgraduate student Xie Xukai.
During the official meeting, Rector of the University Anatol V.Sikorski made a presentation with information about the Belarusian State Medical University and spoke about the history, structure, educational and scientific activities of the university, as well as about the features of the educational process. Rector outlined that over two thousand foreign students, undergraduates and clinical residents from more than 50 countries of the world study at the university, including students from the People's Republic of China. Chinese citizens study at the Faculty of Career Guidance and Pre-university training, receive higher medical education at the Medical Faculty for Foreign Students, undergo postgraduate educational programs (Clinical Residency, Master’s Degree Program, PhD Degree program). Among the most popular postgraduate specialties are therapy, cardiology, traumatology and orthopedics, as well as dental specialties.
During the official meeting, the parties discussed the possibility of establishing scientific and academic cooperation, in particular, issues related to the learning process, educational exchange, organization of joint Internet conferences, scientific and practical conferences, seminars and symposia on topical issues of medicine as well as the possibility of establishing cooperation in the direction of students from China to study at the Belarusian State Medical University.
The Chinese side indicated their interest in developing cooperation in the field of training specialists for practical health care of the People’s Republic of China, as well as in the field of dentistry, ophthalmology and oncology.
Rector of the University Anatol V.Sikorski positively assessed the proposed directions of cooperation and noted that the university is interested in developing cooperation with medical educational institutions of China.
Guests from People's Republic of China thanked Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorski for the provided detailed information about the University, and in turn briefly provided information about the Henan University of Science and Technology, including history, structure and educational process.
Having discussed mutual areas of interest, including the exchange of teachers, undergraduate and graduate students; development and implementation of joint educational and scientific projects in priority directions of medicine; exchange of information, materials and publications on academic and scientific issues; organizing and holding joint Internet conferences, scientific and practical conferences, seminars and symposia on topical issues of medicine, the parties signed an agreement on academic and scientific cooperation between the educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University” and the Henan University of Science and Technology.
After the official meeting, guests from the People’s Republic of China were given a tour around the university, theoretical departments, anatomical museum and Center of practical training.
At the end of the meeting, the guests thanked the Rector of the Belarusian State Medical University Anatol V. Sikorski for the hospitality and warm welcome.
In turn, Rector of the University Anatol V. Sikorski also thanked the guests for the visit, expressing hope for establishing long-term fruitful cooperation with the Henan University of Science and Technology. Both parties exchanged memorable souvenirs.
Author: Darya Sabaleuskaya, methodist of the Department of International Relations;
Photo: Alla Leshok;