Friday, 4 January 2019

MoU Signed between Kandahar University and IIHMR University


·         Kandahar University is one of the Afghan Republic’s leading academic institutions with 3 research centers, 12 faculties, and 10,000 students, while IIHMR is recognized as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

·         The partnership will focus on faculty and student exchange, conducting joint research, seminars and academic meets, exchange of academic materials and other information, conducting short-term and long-term programs and pursuing efforts to generate funds for these activities.

·         Because communication methods are expanded and international travel has become easier, academics and researchers are finding it convenient to collaborate with their foreign counterparts, and the exchange of academic ideas has become much simpler to organize.

New Delhi: Aiming to prepare students for the globalized working environment of the future, leading healthcare and allied management institution, the Indian Institute of Healthcare Management & Research University (IIHMR U) has tied up with Afghanistan’s Kandahar University (KDRU) to enable faculty and student exchange and other allied activities that foster globalized learning experiences.



Kandahar University is one of the Afghan Republic’s leading academic institutions with 3 research centers, 12 faculties, and 10,000 students. IIHMR University’s proven track record and recognition as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the fields of public health, health and hospital administration, pharmaceutical management and rural management will help the fledgling republic build capacity while improving India-Afghan relations.

“The partnership will focus on faculty and student exchange, conducting joint research, seminars and academic meets, exchange of academic materials and other information, conducting short-term and long-term programs and pursuing efforts to generate funds for these activities. We may also cooperate in creating joint courses for the benefit of our respective students. Because the goal of education is to prepare students for an international workplace, students value a travel experience while learning greatly and at the same time helping the university understand Afghan culture, closely allied as it is to India’s. Also, it is said that one in five scientific papers are co-authored by international collaborators”, said Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University.

Because communication methods are expanded and international travel has become easier, academics and researchers are finding it convenient to collaborate with their foreign counterparts, and the exchange of academic ideas has become much simpler to organize. Skills such as scrutinizing, debating and combining experiences is critical to academic and scientific accomplishment. Constructively challenging established opinions and ideas is at the heart of development, and international collaborations help make this possible. Such tie-ups have contributed regularly to academic and scientific progress.
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently given in-principle approval for an MoU between India and Afghanistan directed toward cooperation in developing the country’s human resources through the online SWAYAM learning mode.

About IIHMR University:
IIHMR University is a leading knowledge institution of the country engaged in teaching, research and training in the domains of public health, health and hospital administration, pharmaceutical management and development studies. Set up in 1984, IIHMR became a university in 2014.  Over the past thirty-five years IIHMR has carved a niche for itself among management institutions, both in India and abroad. The institute is the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for strengthening Health Systems based on Primary Care and is termed as an ‘Institute of Excellence’ by the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. IIHMR has already conducted more than 500 research projects and studies on the health, social and developmental systems and policies in India and wider South-East Asian Region.

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