The University of Melbourne has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Madras in India, building on research collaborations between the two institutions.
The MoU enables the two universities to continue collaborations and investigate how researchers and students can further benefit from possible joint PhD opportunities, knowledge sharing for early to mid-level researchers, mobility options, workshops, study visits and staff exchanges. Together, both universities aim to initiate strong and sustainable Transnational Research (TNR) and Transnational Education (TNE) programs.
The MoU was signed as part of a University of Melbourne delegation to India to strengthen academic collaborations and explore new partnerships. The delegation travelled to New Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Vellore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata to form new ties with leading Indian universities and to progress on existing projects.
“The introduction of the National Education Policy has paved the way for broader collaboration and innovation, as India emerges as a quality education provider and partner in the higher education sector,” Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne, said.
Other key activities included:
- Memorandum of Understanding signed with Christian Medical College Vellore for further collaboration.
- Memorandum of Understanding signed with Ashoka University and with OP Jindal Global University for academic and research partnerships in humanities and social sciences.
- Key meetings with ministers and ministries.
Image: University of Melbourne Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Professor Michael Wesley signed the agreement in India with University of Madras Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr S. Gowri.