May 25 is Africa Day, African Freedom Day, annually dedicated to the anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, whose activities are dedicated to the ideals of peace, development and prosperity.
Russia and African countries have a rich history of relations, including the field of higher education. African students began to come to study at our universities back in the late 1950s, and after the creation of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University (now RUDN University) in 1960, their number grew every year.
The main specialties chosen by African students at Russian universities today are largely related to the medical field. And in 1962 (60 years ago!), Tver State Medical University was among the first in Russia to start educating students from African countries. Since then, it has become not just a tradition, but one of the priority areas of educational activity. We are proud of each of our graduates, and over the years, thousands of excellent medical, dental and pediatric doctors have left the Tver "alma mater".
Dear friends! We congratulate all our students and colleagues from Africa on this important holiday and wish them success in their studies and work, a peaceful sky over their heads, happiness, prosperity and all the best!
Rector, Professor of the Tver State Medical University
and the entire staff of the University