On September 24, 2018 the delegation of the Hubei University of Medicine (People's Republic of China) visited the Belarusian State Medical University. Hubei University of Medicine was represented by the Communist Party Secretary, MD, Professor Tu Hansun and Director of the Department of International Relations, Dean of the Institute of International Education, Associate Professor Yan Ghui.
The delegation was received by BSMU Rector in charge, Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili Roudenok.
The main purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibility of establishing academic and scientific cooperation between the Belarusian State Medical University and the Hubei University of Medicine on a long-term basis and get acquainted with the organization of the educational process for foreign students at the Belarusian State Medical University.
Professor Roudenok presented the guests detailed information about the Belarusian State Medical University including history, structure, educational and scientific work. It was noted that the Belarusian State Medical University has a highly qualified teaching staff, modern clinical facilities and comfortable living conditions for students. Vasili Roudenok also emphasized the advances of BSMU international cooperation and noted that bilateral cooperation with educational institutions of the People’s Republic of China is successfully developing. BSMU has partnership relations with several universities of China, including Chongquing Medical University, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, School and Hospital of Stomatology of China Medical University.
Professor Tu Hansun told a few words of the Hubei University of Medicine including history, structure, organization of the educational and scientific work, provision of healthcare services to the population. Professor Tu Hansun noted China’s interest in developing academic cooperation with universities in Belarus.
Having discussed mutual areas of interest, including the exchange of academic staff, undergraduate and graduate students; development and implementation of joint educational and research projects; exchange of information on academic and scientific issues; joint publication of textbooks and monographs on medicine; organization of joint scientific and practical conferences; etc. the parties signed the Agreement on academic and scientific cooperation for a period of 5 years with the possibility of prolongation.
BSMU Rector in charge, Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili Roudenok positively assessed all the proposals concerning academic and scientific cooperation and expressed the hope for further deepening of bilateral partnership relations between the Belarusian State Medical University and Hubei University of Medicine.
At the end of the meeting the guests thanked the university for organizing the meeting and for the warm welcome.
Author: Varvara Boika, Head of the Department of International Relations
Photo: Dmitry Zelenkovsky
Translation: Varvara Boika