As part of the meeting with the faculty of the university, a hybrid meeting was held, during which the prospects for student education, exchange of teaching staff and scientific cooperation in the field of medicine between the two countries were discussed.

The online format was attended by the rectors of the five largest Kazakhstani medical universities, the leadership of the international scholarship "Bolashak" and representatives of the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan. The Dutch delegation was headed by the President of the University Medical Center Professor Stefan Schleifer.

As a result of the event, the parties agreed on specific steps to organize the training of Kazakhstani undergraduates and doctoral students at the Erasmus University. As a perspective, it is also planned to introduce internship programs for Kazakhstani specialists.

At the end of the online meeting, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan got acquainted with the work of the oldest Department of Neonatology in the Netherlands, the Department of Gastroenterology and the Biomedical Imaging Group. Professor Irwin Reiss, Head of the Department of Neonatology, demonstrated the possibilities of introducing new technologies used as an early warning in the development of the embryo.

The Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Professor Maykel Peppelenbosch, gave a tour of the research and diagnostic laboratories, and also demonstrated the conditions of the patients' stay.

Prospects for the use of AI and blockchain technologies in medicine were presented by Dr. Gennady Roshchupkin, Head of the Biomedical Imaging Group.

At the moment, technical issues are being resolved to give the agreements reached a legal basis.

For reference: The Erasmus University Medical Center includes the Erasmus University School of Medicine and 3 university hospitals per 1,000 patients. The annual budget is $2 billion, of which $306 million goes to research and education. The medical center employs 14 thousand employees and 2.5 thousand students receive education.