Representatives of the Department of International Cooperation at MU - Varna paid a working visit to the University of Padova, Italy, within Erasmus+ Programme, from 3rd to 6th April 2018. The main purpose of the visit was to specify the concrete steps for the implementation of the recently signed contract for exchange of students and teaching staff in the field of Medicine.
At the meetings with Dr. Giuseppe Scarsi - coordinator of Erasmus+ Programme in the field of medical sciences at the University of Padova, and Dr. Vasilena Tsvetkova - researcher at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, there was a presentation of Medical University - Varna and a discussion on the opportunities for expanding the scope of cooperation and for encouraging and optimizing the exchange of undergraduate students, PhD students and lecturers. The programme also included meetings with representatives of the Department of International Cooperation and visits to the facilities of the University and the University Hospital.
The discussions gave rise to agreements for new directions for development of the partnership - conclusion of a bilateral academic cooperation agreement for short-term internships of undergraduate and PhD students engaged in specific scientific projects, as well as exchange of students majoring in Nursing Care, Midwifery and Medical Laboratory Assistant within the framework of Erasmus+ Programme.
The host institution offered assistance and recommendations for including MU -Varna as a member of the (ECTS) Medicine Association and accepted the invitation to participate in the third edition of the International Partnership Forum of MU - Varna in October 2018.
The University of Padova is one of the oldest and most prestigious ones in Europe. Founded in 1222, it boasts the fact that Petrarch and Galileo taught at this University, and great personalities such as Dante and Copernicus received their education there. It has the oldest permanent Anatomical Theatre, preserved in Europe, which dates back to 1595.