The agreement was signed by the Rector of Wroclaw Medical University, Professor Marek Ziętek, and the Rector of Zaporozhye State Medical University, Professor Yuriy Kolesnyk.
The cooperation between the universities began in 2006. Since then the universities has been constantly exchanging employee delegations and students for practical training. Every year up to 15 ZSMU students go to Wroclaw for summer practical training at the university hospital. In 2013, ten Polish students — future pediatricians and pharmacists — came to Zaporozhye for practical training.
Under the scientific cooperation program between the two institutions ZSMU professors and young scientists visit WMU to participate in different practices, including joint international conferences, symposiums and scientific journals editing.
During the meeting with the WMU Rector, Professor Marek Ziętek, the ZSMU administration discussed the performance of the agreement on cooperation between the universities in 2012-2017 years and signed a new agreement for 2017-2022 years.