IIHMR Bangalore signs MoU with Netherland’s Maastricht University

The two institutes will seek opportunities to cooperate in research and will seek to facilitate student programmes

IIHMR Bangalore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Netherlands’ Maastricht University’s Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML). Reportedly, the scope of activities between the two will focus on innovative student-centred and outcome-based learning methodologies, research as well as exchange of faculty and students.

To provide higher education of the highest quality the two partners will apply innovative student-centred and outcome-based learning methodologies. Both parties will share knowledge, experiences and educational research results and to support each other in further educational development. Among other things, this mutual support will include curriculum development, the development and application of innovative methodological approaches such as problem-based learning, student assessment, educational quality assurance, programme content development, internationalisation of the curriculum, student support service, and management of education.

Visits by academic staff members will be encouraged for the mutual benefit of both partners. Suitable arrangements will be made for the exchange of visiting scholars for collaboration in teaching and in research. The two institutes will seek opportunities to cooperate in research and will seek to facilitate student programmes.

Elaborating on this tie up, Dr Biranchi N Jena, Director of IIHMR Bangalore said, “IIHMR is an institution dedicated to the improvement in standards of health through better management of health care and related programmes. It seeks to accomplish this through management research, training, consultation and institutional networking with a national and global perspective. Our tie up with Maastricht University’s FHML will further add to our global outreach and provide world-class facilities to our students.”

Dr A Scherpbier, Dean of FHML, Maastricht University said, “With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, we offer a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in our students. Our new partnership with IIHMR Bangalore will further enhance our globalisation efforts.”

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