On the 20th of July, 2017 Kursk state medical university was visited by the delegation of Equinox University of Technology (UTE) of Ecuador together with the representatives of South-west state university. The delegation of Equinox University of Technology of Ecuador included the rector of the university Ricardo Hidalgo Ottolenghi and the head of the medical center under the university CayetanoPalomeque Aguirre Osvaldo. Kursk state medical university was represented by the rector of KSMU, honored physician of the Russian Federation, Deputy of the Kursk Regional Duma, Doctor of Medicine, professor V.A. Lazarenko, the vice-rector for continuous education and international cooperation professor I.G. Komissinskaya, the vice-rector for research and innovation development professor P.V. Tkachenko, the vice-rector for clinical work and interaction with the clinical bases professor I.G. Khmelevskaya, the head of the Pharmacology department professor G.S. Mal, the head of the Internal diseases department #2 professor V.P. Mikhin, the head of the Clinical Pharmacology department professor S.V. Povetkin, the head of the administration for international relations Yu. Sh. Iobidze and the head of the general affairs department of the administration for international relations E.N. Sedykh.
During the visit the delegation members visited the Research Institute of genetic and molecular epidemiology of KSMU. Research possibilities of scientific investigations conducted in the area of biochemical genetics and metabolomics of genome developments as well as genetic investigations in statistics and bioinformatics were explained in detail by the staff of the Institute. The equipment of the Institute was of special interest for our colleagues from Ecuador. Mr. Ricardo Hidalgo Ottolenghi noted a high world level of the equipment and expressed a wish to conduct mutual investigations in this area of science.
At the meeting that took place in the conference hall of our university the rector of the Technological University of Ecuador Mr. Ricardo Hidalgo Ottolenghitold about his university and the faculty of medicine, about the achievements, problems and prospects of development of training of healthcare specialists. The discussion of the actual aspects of scientific investigations conducted on the basis of the Technological University, in the field of cardiology and clinical pharmacology considering demographic peculiarities and state of health of the Ecuador population was of great interest in the participants of the meeting. The delegation members expressed interest in development of diverse cooperation between Equinox University of Technologyof Ecuador and KSMU in the sphere of academic exchange of students and teaching staff, advanced training of the teachers from Ecuador on the base of KSMU, conducting collaborative study including thesis papers.