In order to develop joint research and training programmes for faculty and students through regular exchange, Manipal University has collaborated with the University of Cincinnati in the US state of Ohio.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr H Vinod Bhat, Pro Vice-Chancellor signed on behalf of Manipal University and Dr Raj Mehta Vice Provost for International Affairs, on behalf of the US university on Wednesday.
Studies and research in fields like medicine, engineering, business studies, architecture and design are expected to be benefitted from this tie-up. The two have also agreed to cooperate in the design of new academic programmes and conduct joint international research conferences, seminars and symposia.
A proposal of taking Manipal University campuses overseas at Jaipur, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur was discussed. Introduction of new courses like Executive Education through Manipal Global Education Services based in Bangalore are also in the pipeline according to university sources.
University of Cincinnati, established nearly 200 years ago, is one of the oldest US universities and ranks among the top 25 public research universities in the US. Manipal University, the only private University in India, to be ranked within the top 100 institutions among BRICS countries, ranks number 13 in India among all Institutions, public and private, in academic research.