On November 2, 2018 a delegation of the Hainan Tropical Ocean University (China) visited the Belarusian State Medical University comprised of the Chairman of the Board of the Dershare Chamber of Commerce in Shenzhen Pei Wei Jian and the official representative Mr. Gong He.
The delegation was received by Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Rudenok. The meeting was also attended by Dean of the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training Aram R. Avetisov.
Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V.Rudenok welcomed the guests from the People’s Republic of China and noted that at the university the number of students from China is growing every year, adding that, as a rule, they are hard-working and ambitious students who are eager to study.
Vasili V.Rudenok presented the delegation of the Hainan Tropical Oceanographic University information about the international partners of the university in the field of academic and scientific exchange and the ongoing international cooperation programs. The university develops cooperation with partners from more than 30 countries of the world, among which are Russia, Poland, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Israel and Turkmenistan.
Dean of the Faculty of Career Guidance and pre-University Training Aram R. Avetisov spoke about the rules of admission to the preparatory department and the learning process, noting that the main purpose of the educational process at the preparatory department is to prepare a student for admission to the 1st year of Medical faculty for foreign students of the university. The training is aimed not only at mastering basic disciplines by students, but also at adapting foreign citizens in the Republic of Belarus. In addition, Aram R. Avetisov told about distance learning programs at the preparatory department, which is focused on preparing for centralized testing.
During the visit the parties discussed the possibility of organizing courses on traditional Chinese medicine for the faculty members, clinical residents, postgraduates, undergraduates and students of the Belarusian State Medical University both on the basis of the Hainan Tropical Ocean University and on the basis of the Belarusian State Medical University, as well as organizing training courses for citizens of the People’s Republic of China at the Faculty of Career Guidance and Pre-University Training.
Vice-Rector for International Relations Vasili V. Rudenok stated his desire to develop cooperation with the Hainan Tropical Ocean University in the field of training medical specialists, in particular, the parties discussed the possibility of opening a preparatory department in China to educate Chinese citizens on Russian language, biology, chemistry and other areas necessary to prepare for admission to the Belarusian State Medical University.
The Belarusian side offered the opportunity to exchange students and teachers from the People's Republic of China, as well as to hold and participate in joint television, video and Internet conferences, scientific and practical conferences and symposia on topical issues of medicine.
Members of the delegation from the People's Republic of China reacted positively to the proposal of the Belarusian side and expressed interest in establishing cooperation in science, education and culture with the Belarusian State Medical University, as our university offers a high quality medical education.
In addition, representatives of the Hainan Tropical Ocean University made a proposal for a teacher of the Belarusian State Medical University to visit the People’s Republic of China with the aim of teaching Russian language to the Chinese citizens.
Vasili V. Rudenok positively assessed the proposed areas of cooperation, expressing hope for the deepening of bilateral partnerships.
After discussing the mutual areas of interest, the parties agreed on further cooperation in science, education and culture.
Author: Darya Nikitsina, Methodist of the Department of International Relations;