Deakin University partner with AIIMS, JIPMER to offer joint PhD programmes

Deakin University partner with AIIMS, JIPMER to offer joint PhD programmes
Abhay Anand | Jul 4, 2018 - 2:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JULY 4: Deakin University Australia has partnered with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) to explore opportunities for research collaboration, faculty and student exchange programs.

Deakin University will engage with the AIIMS to enhance the overall research collaboration between the two institutes, with focus on key healthcare areas. Deakin will also seek to establish a joint PhD program, separate from internships/externships and faculty/student exchange in areas including molecular medicine, public health and psychiatry amongst others.

JIPMER and Deakin University Partnership & Cotutelle agreement - The two institutions have joined hands towards collaboration and establishment of joint PhD programme from 2017. In addition, the areas of cooperation include Post Graduate programmes in neurosurgical skill training, head and neck radiation oncology, faculty exchange programme, study tours, exchange of knowledge through the webinar, MBBS student exchange programme and organisation of a joint workshop with other healthcare partners of Deakin.

Speaking at the signing, Deakin University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Jane den Hollander AO, said, “Deakin is committed to benefiting the communities we serve, in Australia and internationally, and we look forward to sharing our research and teaching expertise to support the development of enhanced healthcare facilities. Through these new partnerships with two of India's premier medical institutes, we foresee a great potential for both India and Australia to benefit from a true exchange of healthcare ideas and learning."

Professor Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director emphasised that Institute being one of the largest public healthcare facilities in India, the collaboration will enable the exchange of knowledge between the two nations and it will in future produce better-skilled healthcare providers through joint initiatives.”

Dr S Vivekanandam, Interim Director, JIPMER, said, “There is an immense scope for enhancing research and work in areas of Neuropsychiatry/Neuroscience, Nursing, Public Health/Rural Health, Cancer care in India. This agreement with Deakin will establish facilities and foster collaborative activities towards this very cause.”

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