Agreement Forms Pledge To Treat Indian Healthcare Issues
Date posted: 25 October 2012
A leading doctor from Indian healthcare organisation, MIOT Hospitals, and top Derby academics recently met at the University's Enterprise Centre to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU), designed to create a long-term sustainable partnership to improve healthcare in India.
The MoU, signed by Dr Prithvi Mohandas and University Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden, reflects Derby's ongoing commitment to developing strong links internationally, creating exciting opportunities for students and raising the profile of the University around the world.
Philip said: "The School of Health has an outstanding reputation for its work and it is nice to see that this is being recognised through high quality international partnerships. The health service sector in India is developing fast and the School of Health is to be congratulated in forging this excellent relationship."
The University currently attracts international students from over 70 countries around the world, and has long-standing links in Botswana, Greece and the Middle East. There are a number of new relationships in countries including China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka - as well as the first cohort of Brazilian students who are attending the university under the exclusive Brazilian 'Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido' scheme.