Mehriban Aliyeva: The opening of a branch of Sechenov University is a great event for Azerbaijan

Mehriban Aliyeva: The opening of a branch of Sechenov University is a great event for Azerbaijan

A branch of one of the most prestigious medical universities of the world – the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University – has been opened in Baku today.

The event was attended by the First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, graduate and professor emeritus of this University Mehriban Aliyeva, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova, as well as the rector of the university Peter Glybochko.

"I am very pleased to welcome today all our guests today. The event is dedicated to a large-scale and significant event. In the capital of Azerbaijan has opened a branch of one of the oldest and the most respected medical universities not only in Russia but throughout the world - a branch of the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University. The order on establishment of a branch of this university in Azerbaijan was signed by President on May 15th. After 4 months and the university opens its doors for first students,’’ said Mehriban Aliyeva.

She added that it is a great event in the life of Azerbaijan, and therefore she thanked the Rector of the University for its initiative of creation of this branch.

The head of the Russian Health Ministry also noted the great importance of today's event.

"I am very pleased to welcome all our guests today. The event is dedicated to a large-scale and significant event. In the capital of Azerbaijan a branch of one of the oldest and the most respected medical universities not only in Russia but throughout the world has opened – a branch of the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University. The order on the establishment of a branch of this university in Azerbaijan was signed by the President on May 15th. After 4 months the university is opening its doors for the first students,’’ Mehriban Aliyeva said.

She added that it is a great event in the life of Azerbaijan, and therefore she thanked the Rector of the University for his initiative to create this branch.

The head of the Russian Health Ministry also noted the great importance of today's event. "Today we have a special day, I want to congratulate everybody on the first day of the Baku branch of a new university in Azerbaijan. Certainly, I would like to note that the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University is a leading medical school of the Russian Federation. The university determines the ideology of medical education in the country. It is no coincidence that our educational and medical associations are formed on the basis of this university. It produces the basic strategy of formation of various education programs, plans, and practical training of medical students. It is very good that the leading university opened its branch in a very close and friendly country for us. Indeed, our relations have common cultural space, mutual humanitarian space, and we have a lot of friends in Azerbaijan,’’ Veronika Skvortsova said. 

The rector of the university Peter Glybochko also didn't disguise his joy. "This is a significant event that could occur not only because of circumstances, but also through the political will of our leaders – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. We are proud that we are the first to open such a branch in Baku. As has already been said, the Sechenov Moscow State Medical University is the leading university of the country, which trains personnel not only for the Russian Federation. Our graduates are now working in almost all countries. We are proud that our graduate Mehriban is an honorary professor of the University. Thanks to her support, thanks to her willpower, today our alma mater is represented in Baku. It is worth it, dear friends. You and the students should understand that you have an opportunity to realize your dream in your own country and become a doctor," he concluded.

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