Mysore University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan based Hokkaido University to promote research activities.
The five-year pact will allow exchange of faculty and research fellows, exchange of students and exchange of academic materials and publications. The pact will focus on life sciences.
Mysore University, Vice-Chancellor K S Rangappa and Hokkaido University, President Keizo Yamaguchi has signed the MoU, which can be renewed after five years unless one of the two universities decides to end it.
VC Rangappa said that the Japan university is one of the oldest universities and the collaborate will help the two varsities for attaining excellence in academic and research.
"I have association with this university too since ten years. We are formalizing the association to work more in the field of research," the VC stated.
Currently, around 25 students from the Mysore University are pursuing their doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the Hokkaido University.
Even, students from the Hokkaido University would come to the Mysore University for short term exchange programme, which have been introduced to facilitate foreign students to engage in the studies.
Yamaguchi thanked the University of Mysore for the collaboration, will foster academic partnership in the area of life sciences. Since 2010, Mysore varsity students are pursuing research programmes at Japan University.