Mumbai, February 07: Manipal University, through the Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Monday with Boston University, Henry M Goldman Schools of Dental Medicine (BUGSDM). The MoU seeks to promote mutual understanding and contribute to the advancement and progress of dental education and science through educational and academic collaboration, and exchanges of mutual interest and benefit.
The MoU was signed by Manipal University Vice-Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat and Dr Nirmala Rao, Dean, MCODS, and Dr Jean Morrison, Boston University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, and Dr Jeffrey W Hutter, Dean, BUGSDM. The purpose of the MoU is to establish an exchange program during the 2017-2020 academic years.
The universities have agreed to send four students and a faculty member as team leader for two-week rotations. The BUGSDM rotation is expected to begin in September of each academic year and that of MCODS will begin between June 1 and August 15 of each academic year.
Manipal University has many such tie-ups with universities abroad that give many of its students an opportunity to go abroad as exchange students. The university has such tie-ups with many of the top institutions in Australia, Germany among others.
While such exchange programmes give the students an exposure to the academic programmes there, they also open the eyes of the students to a whole new vista of opportunities and possibilities. The faculties also get to see the best of teaching methodologies and technologies in imparting education.
The fields of medicine and engineering that need a continuous updation of the knowledge are the ones that benefit the most from such programmes.
About Manipal University
Manipal University is synonymous with excellence in higher education. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live, learn and play in the sprawling University town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It also has nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, who cater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering, management, communication and humanities which dot the Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.
About Boston University
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries, nearly 10,000 faculty and staff, 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, the two campuses are always humming, always in high gear.