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Astana discusses strategic partnership of domestic and foreign medical universities

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by November 24, 2016 General

Astana kicked off today the international conference On results of stage I strategic partnership between the medical higher educational institutions and leading foreign universities with participation of the Minister of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan Tamara Duissenova, managers of domestic and foreign medical universities.

According to T.Duissenova, further modernization of medical education aims at strengthening the potential of domestic medical universities based on the trinity of clinical practice, medical education and research.

Introduction of international best practices in medical training will be carried out through strategic partnership of Kazakh and foreign medical universities. This will give an opportunity to strengthen the position of domestic medical schools in the domestic and foreign markets, ensure the quality of education process and development of research and education activities.

This year, at the first stage of strategic partnership each medical university has identified a strategic partner, held negotiations, concluded memorandums and agreement, and jointly with strategic partners analyzed the current situation at the universities in priority areas; recommendations for improving have been elaborated. Key activities on implementing the strategic partnership are scheduled for 2017-2019, including the project co-financed by the World Bank and the Ministry of Health and Social Development of Kazakhstan. The key partnership forms should be consulting, mentoring, shared and trust governance, T.Duissenova said.

The conference reviewed the strategic partnership results for 2016 of S.D.Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University and USA Duke University; West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University and K.Martsinkovskaya Poznan University of Medical Sciences; South Kazakhstan State Pharmaceutical Academy and Medical University of Gdansk (Poland); Karaganda State Medical University and Lund University (Sweden); Semey State Medical University and Saint Louis University (USA); Astana Medical University and La Sapienza University (Italy); discussed the goals and objectives of 2017-2018 strategic partnership, as well as the main stages of reforming the medical education in Kazakhstan.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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