With an approach to expand International relations with neighbor countries, a group from Tehran University of Medical Sciences visited the Yerevan State Medical University
According to the Office of Public Relations in the Vice-Chancellor of Global Strategies and International Affairs, a 5-member panel with the presence of Dr. Nekoofar, the Director of International Affairs, Dr. Shadmehr and Dr. Adhami, the Vice-Deans for Global Strategies and International Affairs of Schools of Rehabilitation and Pharmacy, Dr. Khiltash, the Director of International Affairs of School of Medicine, and Dr. Manookian, the Coordinator for Iran-Armenia Scientific Cooperations, visited the Yerevan State Medical University (YMSU) on 15 to 17 May, 2019.
In the first day, the panel had a meeting with Dr. Yerevand Sahakian, Vice-Chancellor of International Affairs of YMSU, in which both parties showed gratitude for the opportunity to expand scientific relations and introduced the universities' capabilities and international affairs.
Then, the group visited educational facilities, and had separate meetings with the Deans of Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health, which described the capacities of TUMS, and discussed about cooperations such as, joint research projects, holding workshops and international symposiums, Summer School, and the Training of Trainers Programs.
In the second day of the trip, the group had lectures in related schools about their expert field, which faced excellent reception from Armenian faculty and students.
Also in a meeting with Mr. Armen Mooradian, the Chancellor of YMSU, he stated he is proud to begin working with Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and he hoped in future mutual interactions in various fields of educational, research, medical treatment and exchange of international students will be expanded.
Dr. Nekoofar, the Director of International Affairs, thanked the great reception from YMSU, and invited the university's delegation to visit the educational, research and health services of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
He also expressed hope that operational steps will be taken to develop interactions between the two universities.
The panel continued to visit medical centers and educational hospitals of the YSMU, such as the Rehabilitation Center affiliated with this university, as well as an independent center where they reviewed and compared facilities, equipment, and methods and discussed the formation of collaborations.
In the end, it was stipulated that both universities present proposed projects so that after the signing of the MoU, they can take steps to expand bilateral engagement.
Yerevan State Medical University is one hundred years old and works as the first and largest medical science university in Armenia. The share of international students of this university is 25% of the total students.