Erasmus + Success Stories

Dr. Nikolay Apostolov, PhDFaculty of Dental Medicine Department of ProstheticDentistryOutgoing Lecturer


Nikolay's impressions from HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY

"MY ERASMUS+ EXPERIENCE GAVE ME A GREAT CHANCE TO SEE HOW ONE OF THE BEST MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES IN JAPAN WORKS”

Erasmus+ Period: 01/07/2017 – 08/07/2017

My Erasmus+ experience gave me a great chance to see how one of the best medical universities at Japan works. I saw the working process in the Departments of Prosthetic dentistry, Orthodontics and Dental Physiology. I also saw the University hospital, the process of treatment and prevention on patients. I had great appointments with the Dean of the University and lots of Medical and Dental medicine teachers. I had a lecture about the dental adhesives, subject of my dissertation. Before my mission in Japan I had an article about the denture adhesives which was the most read publication in Research Gate, Prosthetic dentistry. The lecture was approved by my Japanese colleagues and we had a great discussion after that. After my arrival in Bulgaria I wrote a material about Erasmus+ in the newspaper of FDM-Sofia and an article in Infodent magazine about the denture adhesives.

From personal point of view, it was a great experience to see the historical city of Hiroshima, the Japanese culture and traditions. The meeting between me, my Bulgarian colleagues Prof. Gyrctchev and d-r Ishkitiev and the association Bulgaria-Hiroshima was another great moment.

I am sure Erasmus+ Programme helped me improve my teaching skills, compare me re-searches with one of the leading laboratories in Japan, and build up new contacts with great lecturers and colleagues!

Since its establishment, as a higher education institution Hiroshima University has contributed to Japanese education by committing itself to the universal mission to: (1) cultivate talented human resources who can contribute to society, and (2) promote top-class science re-search which serves the development of humankind.

While witnessing social, political and economic changes, Hiroshima University has always responded to the man-date of the public by committing itself to implement reforms and by showing the direction of its future vision in a timely manner.

The Hiroshima University’s long-term vision–10 to 15 Years from Now, as a signpost for Hiroshima University, indicating the process of development as a higher education institution.

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