MBBS in Republic of Moldova



About Moldova.

The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. It is at the intersection of commercial, cultural and tourist routes, joining the West and the East, the North and the South. It is a country with an interesting and eventful history. Until 1991 Moldova was one of the republics of the former Soviet Union. After becoming an independent state Moldova has joined the other democratic countries and established relations with other them. The Republic of Moldova is a member of the United Nations Organization and complies with all the agreements and conventions regarding human rights and the continuous development of humanity. An effort to integrate into the European Union defines the country's foreign policy guidelines. In 1995 the country became the first post-Soviet state admitted to the Council of Europe. In addition to its participation in NATO's Partnership for Peace program, Moldova is also a member of the OSCE, the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Francophone and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In 2005 Moldova and EU established a two-year action plan that aimed to improve collaboration between the two neighboring structures, and now negotiations in different fields of cooperation take place. Moldova is situated on a relatively small territory of 33843,5 km2 and has a population of 3,6 million people with one of the highest population densities in Europe (about 126 inhabitants per km2). The largest section of the country lies between two rivers, the Dniester and the Prut. Moldova's rich soil has made the country one of the most productive agricultural regions in Eastern Europe and it is the major supplier of agricultural products in the area. The country is landlocked, even though it is very close to the Black Sea. While the northern part of the country is hilly, elevations never exceed 430 meters (1,411 ft). In the central part is located an area covered by forests called Codrii. Moldova's climate is moderately continental: the summers are warm and long, with temperatures averaging about 20°C, and the winters are relatively mild and dry, with January temperatures averaging -4°C. Annual rainfall, which ranges from around 600 millimeters in the north to 400 millimeters in the south, can vary greatly; long dry spells are not unusual. The heaviest rainfall occurs in early summer and again in October; heavy showers and thunderstorms are common. Visitors, newcomers and foreign students arrive in Moldova either by way of the city's international airport, or the train or bus stations. Chisinau International Airport offers direct connections to a number of major cities including Antalya, Athens, Bodrum, Bourgas, Bucharest, Budapest, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Timisoara, Prague, Riga, Rome, Tel Aviv, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius and others. Chisinau has a wide network of public transport including buses, trolleybuses, mini - vans, and taxis. Transport services are inexpensive and provide the opportunity to move easily and quickly to different districts of our city and its suburbs. Although there is busy traffic during rush hours, security is assured by roadside police officers. In addition, security of all Chisinau inhabitants is assured by the many police officers stationed throughout the city.

CHISINAU is the capital of our country and the biggest locality of Moldova. It is a symbol of our nation. It's a vivid, cosmopolite city, where different cultures, religions and life styles live together. Life in Chisinau is dynamic due to a lot of students who study at different educational institution. Chisinau is a city of youth.

While traveling to Moldova, the final destination of foreign new-comers can be the city international airport, train station and bus stations. On arrival to the Chisinau' international Airport foreign students are picked up by the representatives of the University and accompanied to the lodging. Upon arrival, foreign students can also make international phone calls by using cards that can be purchased in the city, including airport, or from the telephone stations, spread all over the city, including the neighborhood of the students' campus.

Chisinau has a wide network of public transport including buses, trolleybuses, mini - vans, taxis. By using public transportation means students can move easily and quickly to different districts of our city. Although there is a rather busy traffic during rush hours, the security of traffic is assured by road police officers. Besides, the security of Chisinau' inhabitants is assured by policemen. Although Chisinau permanently changes, it has many historical and architectural monuments. It is a city of culture, where every person can find something for his soul. Interesting information about history, culture and nature of Moldova can be found in numerous museums. Situated at the crossroad of many cultures, Chisinau has been always characterized by the multitude of art stiles. Those people who are fond of theater, music, dance and movies have the possibility to watch performances, played by troupes, bands and groups from all over the world in the framework of the national and international festivals.

Chisinau is a hospitable city. Commercial centers keep their doors open for potential buyers where can be purchased high quality goods made in different countries. Culture and sport centers - 15 theatres and Concert Halls, 7 cinemas, 10 museums, 7 parks, 10 stadiums and sport complexes, 12 libraries and halls for reading are always at the disposal of Chisinauites and foreigners.

Bars and restaurants offer national dishes together with foreign cuisines such as Indian, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, etc.


Telecommunications

Telecommunications in Moldova are maintained at a very high performance level. Considering the relatively small territory of the country, companies who deal in telecommunications managed to achieve very good coverage, both in terms of cables and wireless communications infrastructure. Thus, stationary telephone networks are present virtually everywhere, cell phone connections are also very consistent, and it is only on a very rare occasion that you might get a message saying : "…out of area". And as far as internet connection is concerned, Moldova is ahead of many western countries by both upload and download speeds, including Germany, Great Britain, France, and United States. If you happen to be touring Moldova, then you will definitely enjoy the WI-FI areas downtown Chisinau, as well as in many cafes and restaurants of the city.

Mobile communications in Moldova are also very well developed. The largest operators are Orange and Moldcell – they hold approximately 90% of the market. Then there is Unite, from the national telecommunications company – Moldtelecom, but this company uses CDMA technology instead of GSM. The quality of the signal is slightly lower but the accessibility is far ahead. For those who love to do things the old-fashioned way there is regular mail. In addition to the above, Moldova has offices of international express delivery services such as FedEx, DHL, UPS, and others.

All modern communication technologies are widely available in Moldova, including mobile, broadband internet, and express deliveries. The coverage of the country is outstanding, so you will be able to reach virtually any number. The country code is 373, and the code of Chisinau is 22.


Railways

The current rail system in Moldova consists of 1,262 km of track, none of which has been electrified. The majority of the line has a standard Russian gauge of 1,520 mm, with a small 14 km section near the Romanian border which has a European standard gauge of 1,435 mm. Despite the separatist war in Transdniestr in 1992 the Moldovan railway remained unified until 2004, when Transdniestr gained control of the railways system on its territory. This has prompted Moldova to build a railway bypass in its north-south rail link, which for a few dozen kilometres passed through territory controlled by Tiraspol. In July 2008, the Moldovan authorities inaugurated a new segment of 52 km of rail track "Cahul-Giurgiulesti", connecting the national railway system to Giurgiulesti port on the Danube.

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