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Meeting with the Dean for International students 2016

On March 1st, 2016, at the initiative of the Dean’s Office for International Students and the International Students Scientific Association was held the “Meeting with Dean”, in which Prof. Oleg S. Glazachev met with students to discuss questions and recommendations of international students , future plans and objectives. Among the invited guests were Vice Dean Dr. Ivan Kalashnikov, PhD, associate Professor Maria S. Mikerova and guests from Simatex United LTD.

The meeting started with the opening speech by student Tang Yean Haw, President of ISSA about the objectives and upcoming events of ISSA. In particular, Sechenov Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz that will take place on April 9th, 2016, as joint-cooperation of Sechenov Malaysian Students Association (SMSA), Persatuan Perubatan Islam Malaysia (PPIM) and the International Students Scientific Association (ISSA).

After that, the Dean commented on questions and recommendations raised during previous meeting in November 2015. In response to shortage of English speaking tutors in the Department of Pharmacology, there will be two new tutors, currently undergoing training, ready to provide education services. The Dean also mentioned the new constructed hostel, new sport facilities and new library services.

The meeting was succeeded by Questions and Answers (Q & A) session in which students were given opportunity to ask questions to the Dean and provide recommendations to the University. Many questions were being discussed during the session and constructive explanations were also given by the Dean. Among the issues discussed were the direct payment of tuition fee to the University and academic debts encountered by students. The Dean also requested students to write down their recommendations and put them into the “Recommendation Box” in the Dean’s office, which will be hanging onto the wall in the Dean’s office by the next week.

Following after that was the award ceremony in which 12 international students that performed excellently in academic studies and social activities and sports were awarded with “Acknowledgement Notes” by the University. This concluded the session of the meeting.

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On behalf of ISSA,

Pang Kien Ping (5th year student)

04.03.2016

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