Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ramdas Pai, Chancellor, Manipal University and Chairman, Manipal Education & Medical Group, said, 'We are delighted to sign the MoUs with the University of Melbourne and the University of Nottingham, which are not just programmatic, but broad-based in nature. Our clear focus is on transforming Manipal University into a world-class university in all respects, and these relationships will be mutually highly beneficial.' The MoUs also reflect the deep interest & commitment of the University of Melbourne and the University of Nottingham to India. Both these world-class universities bring to the table decades of excellence in academics and research. The MoUs signed today will translate into a number of joint programmes, which will be initially focused on India. Later, based on the experience gained, and mutual agreements, the MoUs will allow for programmes to be extended to other countries that Manipal Education is present in.
Manipal University, a pioneering & leading university in India, along with Manipal Education, the leading academic and educational service provider in India, today announced the signing of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with two of the top 100 universities in the world – the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the University of Nottingham, the UK. These broad-based MoUs with the University of Melbourne and the University of Nottingham aim to facilitate active collaboration bilaterally and multi-laterally between the entities. Individual areas would be identified, and specific working agreements will be arrived at. These areas would range from offering joint programmes, providing joint & dual degrees, teaching collaborations, and student & faculty exchanges to development of collaborative research programmes. These relationships will also help develop new-generation programmes and explore other collaborations in step with opportunities arising out of education reforms that are being ushered in by the Government.