A Delegation from Sevastopol State University is Preparing to Open a Representative Office in Tartus in Syria

The opening of a representative office of Sevastopol State University in Tartus in Syria is scheduled for March this year.This was announced by the rector of Sevastopol State University, Vladimir Nechaev.“The representative office in Syria is the entry point to the Middle East.

Our tasks are the development of scientific contacts and the expansion of the participation of Sevastopol State University in the scientific research of the region. New areas of such research and work may arise in the process of rebuilding Syria. In addition, we look forward to an influx of foreign students and the strengthening of humanitarian, scientific and cultural influence in the region”, said Mr Nechaev.

He noted that the work on opening a representative office has been going on for more than a year and has entered an active phase since the signing of the agreement between the administration of Sevastopol and Tartus in January 2019.In preparation for the opening of the representative office, the Syrian province of Tartus was visited this week by a delegation from Sevastopol State University headed by the Vice-Rector for Strategic Communications, Ivan Kusov.Representatives of the delegation met with the Governor of Tartus, Safuan Abu Saad, the Minister of Education and colleagues from the university, discussed a plan of interaction in the international, scientific, technical, cultural, humanitarian and social fields. There was also a meeting with schoolchildren.

Sevastopol State University has established itself in the region as a major research center thanks to an archaeological research expedition, whose participants have studied objects on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea near the Syrian coast. Also, scientists at Sevastopol State University obtained permission to conduct underwater archaeological research in Syria for three years.