The grand meeting dedicated to the incorporation of the RNRMU named after N.I.Pirogov into the European educational system

 

The Ministry of the Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, on 9th of December 2014 held the grand meeting dedicate to the incorporation of the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov into the European educational system. The event took place at the Culture Center of the Main Administration for Service to Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

 

Attended the grand meeting of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan, State Secretary/Deputy Minister Dmitry Vyacheslavovich Kostennikov along with the Directors of Divisions T.V. Semenova, S.M. Muravev and the Under – Secretary I.E. Zvereva. On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation was present the Deputy Minister Aleksandr Alekseevich Klimov, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the meeting the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Vasjlevic Shulgin, and the Head of the Healthcare department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Olga Shonkorovna Ojnotkinova. Was present the diplomatic corps also, and specifically the Nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of The Holy See, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the First Secretary of the Vatican State Embassy in the Russian Federation, counsellor, Andzhej Yusvovic, the attaché  for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Embassy in The Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré, Ambassadors of a series of Countries and first secretaries of Embassies.  Besides, attended the event Rector of the Italian Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani and the First pro-rector of the Italian Milan University, Professor Giuseppe De Luca, representing Rector, Professor Luca Vago, the Minister of the Health of the Moscow Region N.V. Suslonova, Rectors and pro – rectors of the Medical Moscow Universities, other official persons, the members of the Academic council of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, the trade-union organization under the direction of the chairman, N.N. Ignatov, and the students of the International Medical School.

Arrival of the Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor Andrej Glebovic Kamkin
Arrival of the Attaché for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Republic Embassy in The Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré and his wife
Arrival of the the nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation His eminence, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic escorted by the First Secretary of the Embassy, counselor Andzhej Yusvovic
Arrival of the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan, and of the Under – Secretary I.E. Zvereva
Arrival of the the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education and Science and A.A. Klimov (on the right), and the rector of the MMSU, professor O.O. Janushevic (on the left) with escort
The grand meeting is starting. Opened the grand meeting the Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor Andrej Glebovic Kamkin
Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor Andrej Glebovic Kamkin is opening the ceremonial meeting

During his speech, he said: “Highly-regarded Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, highly – regarded Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, highly – regarded Director of Mr. the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, highly – regarded Extraordinary Ambassadors, dear guests, ladies and gentlemen! In the summer of the 2014 an event had happened which is of great importance for the educational, medical and scientific branches of our society: in the execution of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Veronika Igorevna Skvortzova order about the creation of an International University at the premises of the of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, and with support of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and taking in consideration the preferences that gave us the Ministry of the Minister of the Education and Science of the Russian Federation as well, the University administration took actions,  having as result the incorporation of our University in the European educational system. On the basis of the duly formalized on the international level documents, our University become an international one and is included in the register of the Universities with an all- European system of student selection based on the International Test for those who want to study to be a doctor. Such test is controlled by the Cambridge University in the great majority of the University of the European Countries. Our University gained the exclusively right to carry on this exam all over the post – Soviet space.  Currently, every enrollee, applying our University, can pass this test and be enrolled either in RNRMU named after N.I.Pirogov or in every European University. In order to act as a European University, our University reformed the medical care faculty.  At the medical care faculty, currently there are two departments: the First one graduates doctors, getting the diploma of the Russian Federation, and the second one graduates doctors with two diplomas: the diploma of the Russian Federation, and the European one from the Milan University. Within the frame of the double degree program, in our University since September 2014 are studying students, successfully passing both USE and IMAT (International Medical Admission Test), contemporary enrolled in our University and in the Milan University. We invited them here. Their knowledge level is so high that the passed the international exam without any preliminary training, as is common for all the Universities.

Part of the group of students, learning by the double – degree program, specialty “medical care”

 The level of those students is so advanced that they took leading position by test IMAT among all the enrollees, who have passed this text to be enrolled in the University of the whole European Community. Our University reformed the system of the biomedical faculty as well. Now this faculty consists of two departments. One department works by the standard scheme of the biomedical faculty, giving a continuous high education, and its graduates get a national diploma. The second department starts its cooperation with the Turin University within a double – degree education. In this regard, an agreement with the Turin University has been concluded and from the 2015, we will recruit students by the system of the biomedical faculty, organized according to the European scheme: bachelor’s program and master’s degree program. In this respect, if we graduate biophysical, cybernetic and biochemical doctors by the standard scheme, by the new international scheme, we will graduate specialists for 25 professions.  There are specialties such as molecular biology, molecular physiology, molecular genetics, bio and nanotechnologies, and many others specialties which are more needed nowadays all around the world. I would like to remark that now is going on the reform of the Faculty of Pharmacy by the same principles. The education at the Faculty of Pharmacy will be built under the double – degree education. The relative documents will be signed shortly, and that is why I don’t intend to communicate the University with which will have deal our Faculty of Pharmacy.

All that become possible both thanks to a definite politics in this matter of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, on which we have a direct bearing, after having get the status of national research University. Besides, the rational management of the funds aimed at those goals also produced this positive result. Generally speaking, our University once more confirmed, on the international level as well, the quality of its activity in every direction.

The administration’s main goal is aimed at the incorporation in the University educational system all the best that can give the national medical school and adoption of the best foreign know – how and experience gathered by the European University. Now, there is a Russian University with European standards which starts to train doctors and scientific employees coming up to the international level of the XXI century and is on a level with every European University. As I have already said, all it should be impossible without the help of three Ministries of the Russian Federation, but it should not go unspoken, that it become reality thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Italy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, and, first of all, thanks to Rectors of the Milan and Turin Universities. Particularly, I want to thank His Most Reverend Archbishop Jurkovic. We hope that this new kind of partnership of the Russian University with the Italian Universities bears mutual and tangible benefits in the closest time. Thank you for your attention!”    

After his speech, Mr. Rector, as moderator of the grand meeting, invited to the microphone the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan.

The First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan

During his speech, the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan said: “Highly – regarded Andrej Glebovic, dear members of the Academic council of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, participants and guests of our today’s ceremonial event. First of all, I would like to welcome all the people congregated in this hall on behalf of our Minister, Veronika Igorevna Skvortzova, and  give her best regards to the collective of her alma mater, to the her own University, which so dynamically is on the march and answers to the nowadays’ challenges.

Working over the enhancement of accessibility and quality of medical aid to our citizens, the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and health governing bodies in the Russian region, gave a key role to the quality of training of specialist and their advanced training. Such high status as “National Research University” that RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov gained in 2010, when it became a special one among the medical university of the country, and ranked the 26th place among the 600 University of Russia, enjoins the University quite a few, and, during those years, the collective of the University has been worked very hard in this direction. This is the work of the all University academic staff, of the academic council, of Rector’s team, of Rector’s office and it concerned every side of the University work, and, primarily, the progress of the scientific and educational activities. All this process, in parallel with the expansion and intensification of the international relationship, gave the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov the possibility of significantly getting ground and being side by side with the leading European University, and this way, gave the possibility of meeting the most modern requirements. The project, which in so short time executed the team of Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov – A.G. Kamkin – is unprecedented in its size and in its implementation. Promptly, the University had success in gaining the incorporation with the leading European University and, now, our students and graduated will have the possibility to get two diplomas, when University, being supported by the best tradition of the higher national medical school,  will be fully integrated in the worldwide European educational space. It is wonderful that took place such incorporation with leading European University: Milan and Turin Universities. Our countries binds a centenary cooperation, throwing back to our history, to Medial Eve. We really proud that this project, implemented within the framework of the development of the higher medical education, was sustained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and by the foreign partners of the University. Let me take this opportunity to address to the representative of the partner countries of our University, who are presents in this hall, to students, who learn in our Universities, and express them gratitude for given confidence and assure that the joint project will develop and encourage the  quality improvement of higher medical education. Andrej Glebovic, it feels like to say commencement words to you and your team, academic collective, students, candidates and residents. In a very short time, you really shoot ahead, but, onward, figuratively speaking, there is a marathon, and now is very important soberly evaluate energies, and, augmenting efforts, implement all the possibilities which gives you the involvement in such important international project. The direction of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation is sure that you succeed in everything and the base of our conviction lies on the many years’ experience of the best University of the Union of the Socialistic Soviet Republics, nowadays of the Russian Federation and the huge work done by our predecessors, who forged that potential which at the present we are developing and allows us surely and dynamically make progress in new conditions. In First place, personally on behalf of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation V.I. Skvortzova, once again I want speak word s of sincere gratitude and appreciation for what you had done. We know that it was not simple, that there were difficulties on this way, but you and your team successfully overcome them, by our good centuries – old tradition, giving a start to a project which haves only success. I want to conclude my speech saying these words: fare thee well”.

In his answering speech, A.G. Kamkin thanked I.N. Kagramanyan: “Highly – regarded Igor Nikolayevich, on behalf of our collective, let me assure you that we meet the challenges set by Ministry and we resolve all the problems this way as it is needed nowadays. Thank you!” 

Rector thanks the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan

Then Mr. Rector asked to the microphone the Ministry Deputy of Education and Science of Russian Federation Aleksander Alekseevich Klimov.

The Ministry Deputy of Education and Science of Russian Federation Aleksander Alekseevich Klimov

During his speech, Ministry Deputy of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Aleksander Alekseevich Klimov said: “Dear ladies and gentlemen, colleagues. On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, I would like to congratulate the University upon this great event.  RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov is the only national research University which specializes in training of medical workers and over the last few years, in the framework of the implementation of this program obtained serious success both in the field of scientific researches and in development of educational programs. We count upon that the University gives impulse to the development of international programs in medical field. And many Universities, I hope, with time, will join the community of Universities which implements programs recognized and in Europe either all over the world. Once again, take our congratulations, we wish you good luck along this no simple way!”

Rector thanks the Ministry Deputy of Education for his warmth towards University

In his answering speech, A.G. Kamkin thanked A.A. Klimov.  Mr. Rector, especially, said: “Highly – regarded Aleksander Alekseevic, let me thank you for the high evaluation of our University’s work, and assure your Ministry, that the develop program of RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov will be fully accomplished”.

Then, Mr. Rector asked to speak the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Vasilevich Shulgin.    

The Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Vasilevich Shulgin

In his speech, the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Vasilevich Shulgin, particularly stressed these words: “Dear Andrej Glebovic, members of the academic council, Your eminence, participants and guest!

Firs of all, I want to fulfill a pleasant commission on behalf of the administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and personally, on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Viktorovic Lavrov, congratulating the high – education teaching personnel, the students of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov upon the gain of the status of first International University of Russia, which this way came into the unified system of European Universities. This event is evidence that the achievements of the Russian doctors and scientists are highly recognized, and, as well, has a cardinal importance for what, that concerns the rise of the prestige of Russia in the international arena. It turned out that one of the first nations the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov entered in cooperation with is Italy. This year, the North Capital of Italy – Milan – was the place where has happened a whole range of practical politics. On October 2014, in Milan was the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin and met the Italian leadership. Next year, in Milan opens the Worldwide Universal Exibition, “Expo – 2015”, in which our country will have an active role.  With pleasure, we notice that the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov too is in the line of this trend.

From September of this year, for the students of the University the possibility of simultaneously learning both in their University, and in Milan University opened up. Upon completion of training, they will get at once two diplomas. We know that next year join the Milan University the Universities of Turin, Wien, Germany and Finland.    

It should not go unremembered, that, fifteen years ago, Russian, French and German leaders dreamt about the creation of such a serious international project, capable of giving students the possibility of getting more than one diploma. For a very long time, this plan aborted and only thanks to the exemplar attitude of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov all it became real.    

We are also delighted that take shape relations with the Vatican. On November 2013, the President of the Russian Federation, V.V. Putin met the Holy Father Francis and the Secretary of   Vatican State Pietro Parolin, such that was reach an accord on extension of the Russian – Vatican contacts, and, particularly, what concerns the medical field, where there are a good know – how and excellent perspectives. The graduates of the Universities may make an adequate contribution in the Russian – Vatican cooperation.

Today, we have a milestone event, defining the prospects of our cooperation: it is a great step forward from the point of view of the educational quality improvement, and, also, a good sign for the future for what, that concerns the occupational mobility, the exchanges and the contacts which are important and meets the interest of our people and work for the sake of peace all around the world. 

Once again I want congratulate the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, whish further success in training high level specialists and assure that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will give the necessary support in the future as well”.

Rector thanks the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for his warmth towards University

In his answering speech, A.G. Kamkin thanked A.V. Shulgin for the warmth to University. Mr. Rector, particularly, said: “Dear Aleksandr Vasilievic, thank you so much for the words you said. I am very happy that in its actions, our University is integrated in the general line which holds the Government of the Russian Federation under the leadership of our President. Thank you!” 

Then, Mr. Rector asked to the microphone the Rector of the Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani.

The Rector of the Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani

During his speech, the Rector of Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani said: “Dear Andrej Glebovic, dear colleagues and students, I come here to congratulate you and your University upon high achievements, and also upon the capacity to reach it, in spite of difficulties which arise during this process.   

Medical researches and education depend on the high profile management which is necessary to our organizations. Only a good quality management of the organization working in the healthcare system consents to successfully cope with a growing cost price.    

Let us congratulate you not only upon the high quality of the educational program and scientific researches, but also upon the administration which you have in your University. As have been already said, Milan, Turin Universities and the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov together are   setting up educational programs on biology. From my point of view, it is only the beginning, as far as such medical sciences as biology and physics represent merely few disciplines in this field. They will intersect with each other more and more. If the question is the interdisciplinary directions, the maximum of results takes place on the border where the disciplines meet each other, and that is why the Turin University which I head and represent, is ready to continue the cooperation with the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov and support new projects in order to take part in the process of scientific development. Let me tell you some words about the Turin University. We are a big University with 27 faculties, including the medical, biological, physical, mathematical faculties and many others. Nowadays, in a particularly active way, we develop biotechnologies and biomedical sciences, neurosciences and physics; it means these fields where University members and employees got Nobel prices. I mentioned physics, mathematics and chemistry, as far as we cooperate with Russian Universities on them. Past week I was in Dubna, where our physicists, and the colleagues of contiguous fields, cooperate with the Russian scientists more than 50 or 60 years. For us the possibility of being partners and members of this program is a key moment in our strategy on enlargement of cooperation with Russian scientific – researching and educational centers.    

Thirty years ago I finished the work over my dissertation in the Institute of state and law of the USSR RAS. During the time of my work, we remarked that many changes took place in Moscow and in the Muscovites, in the relationships between our nations. For the recent 30 years, scientists always succeeded in supporting the academic contacts and scientific collaboration on the higher level. And now, for young students and researchers is easier to take part in international scientific projects, thanks to the fact that your students become ours and our students become yours. It exactly and fully reflects the philosophy of a real University. Thank you for your attention”.

Rector thanks the Rector of the Turin University for his warmth towards University

In his answering speech, Mr. A.G. Kamkin thanked Rector of Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani. He said: “Thank you for the word of encouragement about our University, and thank you for having touched the program of our University. I hope that our cooperation will last    for long and fruitful years. With good reason, Professor Ajani talked about science, as far as science is what that underlies the acknowledgment of the Universities having such a level as the Western ones.

At conclusion, Mr. Rector asked to the microphone the presidium member of the RAS, academic of the RAS, Professor Chekhonin Vladimir Pavlovic.   

The Academic of the RAS Chekhonin Vladimir Pavlovic

The presidium member of the RAS, academic of the RAS, Professor Chekhonin Vladimir Pavlovic said: “Dear Andrej Glebovich, dear members of the academic council, ladies and gentlemen. 

First of all, on behalf of the presidium of the Russian Academy of Science, and personally on behalf of the President of the Russian Academy of Science V.E. Fortov, let me congratulate all the people congregated here upon this great event: the incorporation of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov in the European educational system.

Certainly, the N.I. Pirogov is a unique University with a very high leveled clinical and basic medical science. That’s why on a competitive base the University gained the status of National research University. It was an original evaluation of the heroic work of the leaders of chirurgical, therapeutic, pediatric, obstetrical schools, and, of course, of the medical – biological school, a pearl among them, which is the only faculty in the country training world-class specialists for the translational medicine.    

Nowadays, the conditions for the training of specialists for such branches as molecular physiology, immunology, biochemistry, neurobiology and other specialties, on the European and worldwide levels have been created. Recently, the University did far- reaching steps: in terms of the education organization at premises of the RAS institutes, have been created chairs of the medical – biological faculty. In this process are involved the leading institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences: the Institute of general Physics named after A.M. Prokhorova, the Institute of organic chemistry named after N.D. Zelinskij, the Institutes of Ecology and evolution named after A.N. Severtzov.  Of course, the condition which have been created open wide prospect for training specialist of the higher level, open the possibility of getting the fundamental academic education starting from school days. 

Saying about the contract which gives students the possibility to get two diplomas at the end of their training, as a consequence of implementation of the contract, we can only thank Turin and Milan University, which made a bold step and assured the incorporation of the named after N.I. Pirogov in the international educational system. There is no doubt that collective of those Universities working in the field of biology and medicine in a very short time can assure a leap ahead of the fundamental research in practical medicine in the field of translation.  

During our practice, we worked with one of the most outstanding cell biologists of the present world, Professor of the Turin University: Federico Bussolino, who was awarded with the Feltrinelli price some months ago. Federico Bussolino expressed the hope for what that the possible transferring of the advances in fundamental sciences into the practical medicine will be carried out on the basis of our University’s work. So I’m sure that the work of the University programs under the aspect of getting and training of students of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov in the “double – degree direction” will be mutually useful for all the three Universities.  

In conclusion I’d like to thank once again you, Andrej Glebovic, the Rectors of Turin and Milan Universities, and once again wish you good luck in the incorporation of Russian and European educational system on the way towards the training of researches at the highest level and assure you that Russian Academy of Science will do all that is needed to successfully fulfill this work”.  

The rector thanks Academic Vladimir Pavlovic Chekhonin

In his answering speech, Mr. Rector thanked V.P. Chekhonin for his warmth to University and support from the RAS. He, particularly, said: “We won’t let down the Russian Academy of Sciences”.

Then, the Rector came over to the Award process of the University with Gold and Silver medals “For the outstanding contribution to development of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov”. Particularly, he said that it is the highest award of the University, and medals, actually, are of the purest tint. With these rewards the University has the right to award University employees or other people, including functionaries of the Russian Federation or foreign citizens, who gave an outstanding contribution to development of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov.

Andrej Glebovic Kamkin: “In the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov there are rare Gold and Silver medals with which we award both University employees, foreign scientist and politicians who gave a very big contribution to development of the University: For the development of the conception on an international University and the creation of an International University, we award with a Gold medal “For the outstanding contribution to development of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov” the nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation His eminence, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic. “Since Ivan Jurkovic is an Archbishop, I humbly pray His eminence to get this earthly reward”, the rector said.    


Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic and A.G. Kamkin

With a Gold medal was awarded the attaché for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Republic Embassy in The Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré.

Professor Pietro Fré and Rector, Professor A.G. Kamkin

The Rector of Milan University, Professor Gianluca Vago couldn’t attend the event because of health conditions, and so the medal got the First pro-rector of the Milan University: Giuseppe De Luca.

Pro – rector, Professor Giuseppe De Luca and Rector, Professor A.G. Kamkin

With a Gold medal were awarded also the Rector of Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani

Rector, Professor Gianmaria Ajani and Rector, Professor A.G. Kamkin

and the Director of the Center for development program maintenance “National Research University”, Professor Maksim Eduardovic Grigorev.

Professor M.E. Grigorev, and Rector Professor A.G. Kamkin

With silver medal was awarded the Dean of the international medical care faculty, Professor Dmitry Anatolevic Kuznetzov. 

Professor D.A. Kuznetzov and Rector, Professor A.G. Kamkin

During this grand meeting, the Rector A.G. Kamkin remarked that the high level of achievements of the University was not possible, if in our hinterland, inside the University didn’t carry out a continuous work in all directions. For this reason, with a silver medal was awarded the chairman of University Council of Elders, Professor Yuriy Petrovic Pivovarov, absent for valid reason, as far as is receiving medical treatment. With a silver medal was awarded the vice – rector for education, Professor Gennady Vasilievic Porjadin and the head of the maintenance department of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Tatyana Mikhajlovna Dudina. 

The vice – rector for education, Professor G.V. Porjadin and the Rector, Professor A.G. Kamkin
The head of the maintenance department T.M. Dudina and Rector, professor A.G. Kamkin

The grand meeting dedicated to the incorporation of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov in the European educational system ended with the group photo of Ministerial high – ranked representatives with awardees.

From left to right: D.A. Kuznetzov, Professor of the chair of medical biotechnologies of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov,; S.M. Muravev, Director of Department for international cooperation and public relations of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation, the attaché for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Embassy in The Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré; the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Vasjlevic Shulgin; the Rector of the Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani, the First Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Igor Nikolayevich Kagramanyan; the Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov A.G. Kamkin; the Director of the Center for development program maintenance “National Research University”, Professor M.E. Grigorev; State Secretary/Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health D.V. Kostennikov; Under – Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, I.E. Zvereva; the vice – rector for education, Professor Gennady Vasilievic Porjadin and the head of the maintenance department of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Tatyana Mikhajlovna Dudina

The grand meeting dedicated to the incorporation of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov in the European educational system was only an intermediate result of the executed work. The University continues its intensive international activity in the educational field, and enlarges its range of cooperation. At this time are held negotiations with the Wien Technical University, with the Berlin University named after Humboldt, with the Mannheim University in Germany and with the East Finland University. A big interesting works with good prospects lies ahead further up the road to the European educati

During the break, many officials gave an interview.   

Nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic 

Archibishop Ivan Jurkovic

For me, as a representative of the religious organization, is very important and valuable all that is related to the man. Particularly, it concerns the medicine as science, which gives the possibility to put into life the most human ideas, aimed at the achievement of longevity and quality improvement in the people’s life. 

Мy cooperation with the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov started after my meeting with Mr. Kamkin. His ideas about the union of Universities, his ambitious plans regarding the science collaboration, the charm of his person stroke and inspired me. Right from this moment started my active cooperation with the University under the aspect of establishing of the international relationships. I would like to underscore that the ideas of the Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Andrej Glebovich Kamkin about the union of the Universities are really forward – looking, and with pleasure I help the University for the achievement of human and noble goals. At this moment, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences recognizes that medicine is the most promising direction of the world science and it has an indefinite potential. Thanks to biological researchers in the XXI century, we were able to reach many results from the point of view of the human life quality improvement. I would like to address to all the students gathering in this hall:  what can be better than being a student and learning! And the working by your walk of life! On the Earth we all sail on the same ship, and so it is important living according to general principles. The incorporation system helps us to understand each other, and it is very important for all”.


Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Malaysia Dato Zajnol Abidin Omar. 

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Malaysia Dato Zajnol Abidin Omar

We are glad that the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov gained the status of international University. It is the first medical University of Russia, which confirmed the European educational standards. To us come many students from Russia graduated of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, and it is pleasant for us that will be generated a higher return from the education after having gained an higher level by international standards. Now, students coming from Russia, after training, will be armed with more qualitative and deep knowledge in medicine. 

The confirmed standards of education, the possibility to pass the exam IMAT are positive moments for students and their education. I think that RNRMU crossed over to a new stage, as far as it confirmed the quality standards of medicine education, after which strain many medicine Universities throughout Europe and the entire world. 

I think that the medical profession is a prestige one all over the world. People respect doctors because they help them to cope with diseases and improve the health. In Malaysia, doctors are really esteemed, and they are uppermost in the society. They achieve much success not only in medicine but also in politics.  In our country, professional doctors became and professional politicians.  


The Rector of Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani

The Rector of Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani

I have faith in what that in front of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov opened paramount possibilities, as far as nowadays actively get wider and wider the cooperation between doctors. Medicine is a traditional for us science, because is a mere fact that the human body, as target of research, is one in all the countries. Is a very important step forward that RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov gained the international status This achievement of the University will be valuable not only for the students, but also for the researchers, for whom is important to be in a common cooperation, as far as for the important medical projects it is necessary that many doctors take part in this kind of researches.  

Generally speaking, it is related to what I have already said.  The passing of this test gave the Russian scientists the possibility to cooperate with the foreign doctors.  In my country, the medical profession is worthful, and I say that not only because my daughter is a doctor. We need as many doctors as possible, because a generation of doctors is growing older and we have to train a new wave, whose knowledge must make a leap forward in the next ten years and left behind itself the old one.   


Vice –rector of Milan University Giuseppe De Luca

Vice –rector of Milan University Giuseppe De Luca

It is a very important strategic achievement. Thanks to the cooperation, it is possible reach very important success. Now, we can accept students from your University, and you from the entire world, providing them with a high education level. 

Certainly, it is a very important moment. Every University ought to give a high profile education, and confirm it by certification, for the students will be armed with the relative know – how after their graduation. It is not so easy to reach, but it gives such privileges as, for example, the possibility to pass this test of European level.   

In our country, the medical profession is highly esteemed. Every year a large amount of enrollees want to learn this profession. But we don’t have such educational system which may cope with this large amount of people wanting to learn. For this reason, we have a very complicate selection system for the student enrolment based on the tests. We had deal also with some particular problem, when enrollees started to take legal measures against this rigorous selection process. A task is facing us: next year we have to reorganize the process to get access to medical education in our country.    


Attended the unofficial part the highly – placed representatives of Ministries of Health, of Foreign Affairs, of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the diplomatic corps, the Rectors of Russian and Italian Universities, the members of the academic council of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov and guests.    

During the unofficial part, the Rector congratulated all the conferees, employees and students of the University upon such pleasant achievement and called to speak on all who wanted to.  

Congratulations of Rector of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor A.G. Kamkin

The director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Vasilyievich Shulgin in his congratulatory address said: “I want to join with the congratulations we had heard towards the higher – education teaching personnel and students, in regard to this milestone event. Today we made a big step forward in the international relationships. But only the cooperation in the educational, scientific and cultural fields facilities the movement ahead of relationships and cooperation, in the quality education improvement. Now we have a hard time in the international relationship. I am sure that the will of people to grow relationships and cooperate at least will prevail.  It is very delighted that today the RNRMU named after N.I Pirogov makes a big step on the way of a wide international cooperation, promoting the activation of relationships under all the aspects. Once again I want congratulate all of you upon this big event and whish the University administration and students good luck and advancement to the intended goals!”  

Congratulations of the director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Aleksandr Vasilyievich Shulgin

Nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic said: “Dear Professor Kamkin. I feel lucky for having the possibility to meet you again today. You pursue science, which ever was in the heart of the humankind. We hope that we will ever be beside you. A great future awaits you, because your work is fast developing. All cherish hope that the people quality of life becomes better and better. I wish you a successful advancement in your work”.

Congratulations of the Nuncio of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Vatican State in the Russian Federation, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic

The attaché for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Embassy in the Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré said: “For me is a big honor to be here today and be awarded with this high reward. Signing of the contract between our Universities is only the beginning. I hope that the cooperation between our Universities under the sign of the development of the medical science significantly grows up. I congratulate you!”   

Congratulations of the attaché for scientific – technological cooperation of the Italian Embassy in the Russian Federation, Professor Pietro Fré
Congratulation of the rector of Turin University of Italy, Professor Gianmaria Ajani

The Rector of the Turin University, Professor Gianmaria Ajani congratulated the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov upon the high achievement, marked the peculiar determination of the Rector and his team. Gianmaria Ajani expressed the whish to continue the cooperation the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov and develop the science.


The vice – rector for education of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor Gennady Vasilevich Porjadin said: “Dear colleagues, today is a wonderful day for our University, and it seems to me that this event for sake of it we congregated here, is the natural onward motion which ever distinguished our University. In my one’s and awardees’ name I want express my best gratitude for such a high evaluation of our work and I think that we altogether with you will do some works for our University’s good and for the good of these plans which arise and we put into life in our University. Thank you all!”

The vice – rector for education of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, Professor Gennady Vasilevich Porjadin

The Director of the Center for development program maintenance “National Research University”, Professor Maxim Eduardovich Grigorev, responsible for the project, particularly said: “Highly – regarded Andrej Glebovic, highly – regarded colleagues, for me is a very great honor and great commitment staying here and having been awarded. Today, as has been already remarked, we are only at the beginning of the way. Dear colleagues, I think that it should be wrong not to say that this project was possible only thanks to our manager: Andrej Glebovich Kamkin. His peremptory firmness that we have chose the right way, always was a pillar of support in difficult time. And though the today’s gala day is for the whole University, I think that somewhat in a greater degree, is the high day of Andrej Glebovic, as far as he is the promoter, the legislator and the steersman, who holds the steer of our University. Dear friends, I am replete with gratitude towards these who are today here with us, and towards those who couldn’t be present due to external factors”.

The speech of the Director of the Center for development program maintenance “National Research University”, Professor Maxim Eduardovich Grigorev

The head of the Chair of Intermediate level therapy named after the Academic A.I. Nesterov,  Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Professor Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Shostak, particularly said: “Dear colleagues, guest, I would like to sincerely congratulate the Andrej Glebovic’s team, which by steady steps had did a large amount of work, allowing us to see each other today. I congratulate all the collective of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov, all the guests, and I want to express my best gratitude to the powerful and steady team of Andrej Glebovic”.                            

The head of the Chair of Intermediate level therapy named after the Academic A.I. Nesterov, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation, Professor Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Shostak

Andrej Glebovic Kamkin thanked all the official representatives, the guest and remarked the special contribution of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Veronika Igorevna Skvortzova to the development of the University. He, particularly, said: “What gave me the energy and confidence in our victory was, first of all, the precise conception defined by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation, Veronika Igorevna Skvortzova”. Roaring and long applause underscored the deep respect which all the collective of the RNRMU named after N.I. Pirogov has towards its graduated, professor, Corresponding Member of the RAS, Head of department and Minister.