A delegation from the Medical University of Varna had an official meeting in the Embassy of Israel on January 23rd 2014 at the invitation of His Excellence the Ambassador of Israel - ShaulCamisa – Raz . The delegation was represented by Prof. KrasimirIvanov –Rector, Prof. T. Kostadinova –Vice-Rector for International Relations, Accreditation and Quality, Prof. R. Radev –Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Prof. KrasimirMetodiev –Rector's advisor for the international affairs and Honorary Consul of Israel in Bulgaria.
During the meeting, many educational and scientific projects were discussed between the Medical University of Varna, the University hospital "St. Marina" and the University hospital in Hadassah in Jerusalem, Rambam in Haifa and Sheba in Tel Aviv as well as the training of students from the University of Haifa.
The President of the company "Orchid - Israel" – OferMiretzkey who is one of the most important investors in the Varna region participated in the meeting. Some possibilities for the development of the higher education and science in relation to the business were also considered with him.
At the end of the meeting, the Ambassador of Israel awardedan honorary plaque to the Rector of the Medical University of Varna in recognition of his personal contribution for the long-standing cooperation and successful realizationof some projects and agreements of great importance for both parties the University and its Israeli partners. Such an award was given for the first time in Bulgaria to a representative of the academic community.