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Manipal, Cincinnati varsities ink pact

The Hindu BusinessLine:  March, 2014

Mangalore: A statement by Manipal University said here on Friday that the MoU would facilitate collaboration between the two universities in the fields of medicine, engineering, business studies, architecture and design.

Both universities have agreed to cooperate in developing joint research and training programmes for faculty and students. There will also be regular faculty and student exchanges. The two have also agreed to cooperate in the design of new academic programmes and conduct joint international research conferences, seminars and symposia.

H Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University, and Raj Mehta, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, University of Cincinnati, signed the agreement in Manipal recently.

Quoting Bhat, the statement said: "This agreement is part of an ongoing effort by Manipal University to be an institution of high global repute, and we are proud to be associated with a university such as this one."

The discussions with the US university included the extension of the agreement to Manipal's other campuses in Jaipur, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur and also to the possibility of introducing executive education through Manipal Global Education Services based in Bangalore, the statement added.