On the 25th of February Rector of ZSMU had a traditional meeting with foreign students where he discussed the political situation in Ukraine and the measures that the Administration of the University takes to provide proper academic activity and guarantee the safety of foreign students. But foreign students want to be aware of recent events in the Crimea and in the country. So the Administration decided to hold additional meetings for the students concern with the situation.
On the 4th and 9th of March Rector of ZSMU, Professor Yu.M. Kolesnyk, Pro-rector for international relations M.O. Avramenko, Dean of the International faculty No.1 D.I. Dochynets and Dean of the International faculty No.2 I.V. Melnyk met with the heads of foreign students’ communities, leaders of courses and hostels. It was stated that the safety and favorable study environment of foreign students are among the priorities of the University. The cooperation with law-enforcement authorities and contacts with communities heads and leaders has its positive impact.
On the 17th of March Zaporozhye deputy mayor YuriiKaptiuhand deputy chief of city law-enforcement authorities AndriiDolynnii had a meeting with foreign students of ZSMU. Heads of foreign students’ communities and leaders of groups, courses and hostels, which are the representatives of more than 1800 foreign students of ZSMU were present at the meeting.
Colonel AndriiDolynnii discussed with the students the situation in Zaporozhye and the measures taken by the law-enforcement authorities to guarantee the safety of foreign citizens. He also asked students to maintain discipline in the University and act in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation.
YuriiKaptiuh and AndriiDolynnii answered the questions of foreign students and asked them to inform the city law-enforcement authorities about all conflict situations.
The Rector, Pro-rector and Deans wished the heads of the communities to inform all foreign students about the importance of maintaining discipline according to the University regulations, the Ukrainian legislation and keep in touch with the Administration of ZSMU.
More than 1800 foreign citizens from 42 countries who are members of 40 foreign students’ communities study at the University.