The Nitte (Deemed University) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with St Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan, after a video conference with the university authorities.
As per the MoU, both the universities would work together on student and faculty exchanges and collaborative research in areas of mutual interest. During the Google Meet, Dr Hiroaki Kitagawa, president of St Marianna University, touched upon the immense opportunities for collaboration and requested the participants to leverage from the MoU.
Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, vice-chancellor of Nitte (Deemed to be University), expressed his happiness about the collaborative initiative and charted a road map for working together. In his opening remarks, Dr M S Moodithaya, pro vice-chancellor explained the genesis of the association between the two universities and the way forward for the partnering Universities.
Alka Kulkarni, registrar, Dr Prakash P S, dean, KSHEMA, Indrani Karunasagar, director, research and development, represented Nitte Group in the discussions.
St Marianna University School of Medicine was represented by Tomohiro Kato, dean and Tina Tajima, deputy director, Centre for International Exchange. Harikrishna Bhat, director, International Collaborations–Asia Pacific, NDU, facilitated the meeting and MoU signing activity from Tokyo.