University of Mysore seeks to extend its activities at the international level as it intends to join the League universities. On Thursday, it has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan-based Hokkaido University for the promotion of research activities
Five-year Pact will allow the exchange of faculty and research staff, student exchange and sharing of training materials and publications. The Pact will focus on the life Sciences.VC K S Rangappa and President of Hokkaido University Keizo Yamaguchi signed a Memorandum of understanding, which can be renewed after five years, if one of the two universities decided to put an end to this.
Rangappa said that Japan University is one of the oldest universities and cooperation will help the two varsities to achieve high results in their studies and research.
Rangappa said about 25 students from varsity pursue their doctoral and post-doctoral studies in Japan.He said that students from Hokkaido University will come here, where some short-term exchange programs have been introduced to facilitate foreign students to participate in research in their subjects.
Yamaguchi Thanked the University of Mysore for collaboration, which, according to him, will contribute to the development of academic relations in the field of life Sciences. Meanwhile, University of Mysore leads a team of scientists from India, Japan and Ethiopia, which are involved in research for early diagnosis of cancer and lifestyle diseases, including diabetes.