TSU is one of the organizers of the Center for Public Health
29.05.2017

TSU signed an inter-university agreement on the creation of the first international public health centre in Russia, the Center for Public Health. Its main function will be comprehensively studying health problems, researching innovations in medicine, and using the media for adequate perception of new methods of treatment.

The universities were represented by Eduard Galazhinsky, the Rector of TSU, Olga Kobyakova, the Rector of the Siberian State Medical University, and Klasien Horstman, professor of the philosophy of public health at Maastricht University (Netherlands).

- The signing of this agreement is the logical continuation of our long-term relations within the framework of the Erasmus + project and the Master's programme to train engineers for working in modern medical institutions,- said Eduard Galazhinsky. - The work of the Center is closely connected with the third role of the university - social responsibility for the development of the region and local communities. The programme helps to carry out this role the most effectively.

- This is a good example of network interaction when each organization complements its own competence block, - emphasized Olga Kobyakova. - The Center has brought together unique professionals from medicine, sociology, economics, and innovation management from three universities for research on public health, preventive measures, and health-saving technologies.

Scientists from three universities will study complex problems of health, new diagnostic tools, the use of mobile devices to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the use of the media to improve the psychological climate, and other issues. The Center will unite biomedicine, social sciences, and philosophy to develop effective approaches to improving the health of the population.
The staff of the Center will also implement innovative interdisciplinary scientific projects in public health and new educational programmes.

- We will address urgent health problems that are global, in particular, resistance to antibiotics and use of the media in health care, - said Professor Klasien Horstman. - The creation of such a centre will allow us to concentrate and coordinate our actions.