Azerbaijan Medical University (AMU) is one of the major state universities of Azerbaijan.
Currently, more than 8 thousand students study at the medical I, medical II, dental, pharmaceutical, military medical faculties and the Faculty of Public Health. Until 2011, the pediatric faculty functioned at the higher educational institution, but then it was attached to the medical faculty.
Azerbaijan Medical University has 75 departments, where academicians and corresponding members, honored scientists, honored doctors, professors, associate professors, doctors and candidates of sciences work. Every year 1200 students enter various faculties here. Among them are several dozen foreigners from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. AMU also has foreign partners with whom it fruitfully cooperates in various areas. And in the near future, Belarusian State Medical University will join their list.
This was exactly what was discussed at the online meeting of the heads of the two universities. The leading medical institution of higher education in Belarus was represented by Rector, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Sergey Rubnikovich and Vice-Rector for International Relations, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Vasili Roudenok, and Azerbaijan Medical University – Rector, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Gerai Garaybeyli, Vice-Rector for International Relations Orkhan Isaev and other officials.
The parties outlined possible areas of cooperation in educational, scientific, medical and international fields. Belarusian and Azerbaijani medical universities have a lot in common. Nevertheless, their experience in terms of educational (including postgraduate studies), scientific, medical activities is unique. Therefore, it will be very, very useful and interesting to find out how the forges of doctors and pharmacists of the two republics live.
At the end of the negotiations, their participants noted that they would look forward to the continuation of that communication.
Author: Oksana Kurbeko, BSMU spokesperson
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Translation: Nadezhda Kolyago