On April 25, 26 and 30, 2019 the Festival of the Medical Faculty of International Students was held at the Belarusian State Medical University. The program of festive events covered the scientific, sports and creative activities of the faculty.
The festival began with the opening of a monothematic scientific-practical conference “The history of the establishment and activities of the Medical Faculty of International Students 1964 - 2019”, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the first intake of international students to the Minsk State Medical Institute. The conference was attended by University Rector Anatol V.Sikorski, Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Roudenok, Dean of the Faculty Oleg S.Ishutin, staff of the Dean's office of the Medical Faculty for International Students and the Department of Biological Chemistry (head of the department is professor A.Taganovich) Latin (led by associate professor A.Zisyk), Bioorganic Chemistry (led by professor I.Romanovsky), the Belarusian and Russian Languages (headed by associate professor T.Melnikova).
The conference participants listened to interesting and informative reports on the history of the establishment and activities of the Medical Faculty of International Students and its departments (Latin, Biological and Bioorganic Chemistry), on the organizational basis and prospects for the preparation of English-speaking foreign citizens at the faculty, and on the role of the Belarusian and Russian languages department creating a base for training medical specialists from among citizens of foreign countries, on outstanding international graduates of different years.
The Eastern Fair of National Cultures was bright and colorful in the lobby of the university, where interesting expositions were presented telling about life, culture, art, nature of the countries of the world: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Kazakhstan, China, Nigeria, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan. The fair turned out to be bright and interesting, attracted the attention of numerous visitors, among whom were teachers, staff and students of the university.
Chess competitions among international students of the Medical Faculty of International Students and the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training were actively held on the Day of Sport.
Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Roudenok, Vice-Rector for Academic and Educational work Pavel V.Markautsan, Dean of the Faculty Oleg S.Ishutin, as well as representatives of national associations of different countries addressed the greetings and congratulations to the Medical Faculty of International Students.
The best students of the faculty were awarded for high achievements in educational, creative, socially useful activities and in the field of physical culture and sports.
Joyful faces, dances, music, new acquaintances - all this created an atmosphere of friendship and togetherness. The culmination of the festival was the parade of national costumes and tasting national dishes from around the world and Belarusian national cuisine.
The cycle of celebrations ended with a theatrical concert with the participation of international students.
Thanks to the fruitful union of students, teachers and the administration of the faculty, these days turned out to be unforgettable, became a bright event in the life of the faculty and presented joyful moments to all those present.
Authors: Dean of the Faculty Oleg S.Ishutin; Julia Lukerczyk, lead teacher;
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky;