The University Signed Five Cooperation Agreements with India
The agreements will support joint research, development and educational projects and promote the researcher, teacher, staff and student mobility.
The University of Turku, Labsystems Diagnostics Oy, Design Innova, Kaivogen Oy, and Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) signed a cooperation agreement prepared by Professor Kim Petterson. In the field of diagnostics, an agreement was also signed between Trivitron Healthcare Ltd Indian and the University of Turku.
The Rector of the University of Turku Kalervo Väänänen signed five agreements with Indian research and education organisations on 15 October in the Banquet Hall of the Finnish Government.
The agreements will broaden the cooperation between the University of Turku and the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram.
The Department of Biotechnology of the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology and the University of Turku had previously founded the Indo-Finnish Diagnostic Research Center, which is conducting research and development activities in the field of medical diagnostics both in Turku and in Delhi. The new agreements will broaden the cooperation also to other fields.
The University of Turku also participates in a national cooperation project. During the event, a cooperation agreement was signed between the consortia consisting of twelve Finnish universities and sixteen Indian Institutes of Technology.
Text: Tuomas Koivula
Photo: Irinja Paakkanen
Translation: Aino Koivisto