An inter-university agreement on the establishment of the first international public health center in Russia was signed at the Tomsk State University (TSU). Its main function will be to provide a comprehensive study of health problems, research of innovations in medicine, use of the mass media to ensure the adequate perception of new treatment methods. The Center will combine biomedicine, social sciences, and philosophy to develop effective approaches for improving the public health.
The participating universities were represented by Eduard Galazhinsky, the rector of TSU; Olga Kobyakova, the rector of Siberian State Medical University (SSMU); and Klasien Horstman, the professor of Philosophy of Public Health at Maastricht University (Netherlands).
“The signing of this document is the logical continuation of our long-term relations under Erasmus+ project and the master’s program to train engineers for the modern medical institutions,” said Eduard Galazhinsky, the rector of TSU. “The activities of newly established center are closely associated with the third role of the university, which is the social responsibility for the development of the region and local communities, and the program helps to implement this in the most effective way.”
The employees of the center will be also implementing the innovative interdisciplinary scientific projects in the area of public health care and new educational programs.