On May 14, 2019, university rector Anatol V.Sikorski held a meeting with Assistant Rector for the Organization of Inclusive Education of the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy), Coordinator for International Projects, Head of Research in the Field of Pedagogy, Psychology, Philosophy Donatella Rita Petretto in the educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University”. During the visit, a cooperation agreement was signed between the educational establishment “Belarusian State Medical University” and the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy).
Within the framework of the cooperation agreement, the Belarusian-Italian project “Longevity, lifestyle and nutrition: the importance of education”) will be implemented with the support of the Republican Public Association “Belaya Rus” and the Association of Friendship, Culture and Cooperation with Belarus “Sardinia-Belarus”.
The meeting was attended by the deputy chairman of the Republican Public Association “Belaya Rus” Alexandr V.Shatko, a specialist of the Minsk city organization of the Republican Public Association “Belaya Rus” (project supervisor) Natallia V.Klimovich; BSMU First Vice-Rector Iryna .N.Moroz (Department of Public Health and Healthcare), BSMU Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Rudenok, BSMU Head of the Department of General Medical Practice Vadim E.Sushinsky, BSMU Associate Professor of the Department of General Medical Practice Natallia N.Moroz-Vodolazhskaya, BSMU Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages Alla A.Tsarikova, Head of “Italian-Belarusian Center for Cooperation and Education “Sardinia” Veronica A.Yaroshevich; Head of the Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank Irina V.Shestitko, Researcher at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of Belarus National Academy of Sciences Kseniya A.Panteley and etc.
The meeting participants discussed issues of cooperation in the framework of the project “Longevity, lifestyle and nutrition: the importance of education”. The strategic focus of the project is to conduct research on the study of the longevity of Belarusians and Sardinians (Italy) for development and promotion of active lifestyle of senior citizens.
The importance of the project is determined by the combined efforts of universities of the two countries, professionals from different fields (medicine, pedagogy, psychology), representatives of public organizations of Belarus and Sardinia, which will serve as a launching pad for mutually beneficial cooperation in conducting activities aimed at improving the quality of life of the population of the two countries.
During the visit Assistant Rector for the management of inclusive education of the University of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) Donatella Rita Petretto got acquainted with the educational process and modern technologies used in teaching students of the medical university. Professor Donatella Rita Petretto praised the level of educational process management, the professionalism of the staff and teachers of the Belarusian State Medical University, noting that this will serve as the basis for the development of cooperation between universities in various areas of educational and scientific activities.
Following the meeting, working sessions with representatives of the participating organizations are planned, the main areas of interaction within the project “Longevity, lifestyle and nutrition: the importance of education” are specified.
Authors: Irina N.Moroz, First Vice Rector; Vadim E.Sushinsky, Head of the Department of General Medical Practice; Anastasia Karnacheva, Methodist of the Department of International Relations;
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky;