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Victoria University Signs MOU with Indian University to Boost Medical Research

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L-R: Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the acting Vice Chancellor, Joseph Nyakana and Dr. Chakshu Kathuria

Victoria University Kampala has established partnership with PhysioNeeds Academy, New Delhi, India to enhance medical research at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Friday June 30 by the acting Vice Chancellor, Joseph Nyakana on behalf of Victoria University and Dr. Chakshu Kathuria for PhysioNeeds Academy.

Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, the dean Faculty of Health Sciences at Victoria University, says the MOU will enable research collaboration between the two universities.

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Staff and students, he adds, can also benefit from the numerous exchange programs, International clinical placements and internships.

“She (Kathuria) is going to working as our international collaborator in India to secure international internships. Students will be go there (India) every year,” he said.

The agreement also provides for joint certificate and diploma programs as well as capacity building.

Sharma also showed his appreciation of the development, suggesting it will broaden the students’ scope of knowledge.

“I am excited with this collaboration and we are looking for more similar programs to make our students best so that they may work anywhere in the world without any gap.”

He also reminded form six students in vacation “that admissions are open for the August- September, 2017 intake.”

Dr. Kathuria, during her visit to the university has also launched her book “Comprehensive Dry Needling”, a study program she has also introduced at the university.

acting Vice Chancellor, Joseph Nyakana (L) with Dr. Chakshu Kathuria show off the book - Dry Needling

Ag. Vice Chancellor, Joseph Nyakana (L) with Dr. Chakshu Kathuria show off the book – Dry Needling

Kathuria is the Chief Executive Officer, PhysioNeeds Academy and she has been teaching physiotherapy for more than 7 years in around 5 Asian and Middle East countries.

This is first her workshop in Africa.

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