University of Lucknow enters into MoU with Russian Institute

Lucknow: The University of Lucknow  reaffirmed its status as a premier educational institution in the country by entering into a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, the oldest Russian institute in Science.

During an online meeting today, Prof. Alok Kumar Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Lucknow and Prof. Roman V. Gorbunov, Director of the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Russia signed the MoU. This MoU will enable implementation of several collaborative initiatives, including implementation of student and faculty exchange programs and joint research projects, establishment of new courses, exchange of information and publications, and the organisation of conferences and workshops.

These agreements will eventually foster international collaboration in the fields of science, education and technology, as well as promote equality, and increased contribution to the development of society. Both institutions expressed enthusiasm about the potential opportunities this partnership will bring to their students and staff.

Prof. Gorbunov noted that “The signing of this MoU is a key step forward in between India and Russia in the realm of higher education”. Prof. Rai, on the other hand, stated that “This collaboration signifies a mutual commitment of India and Russia to excellence and innovation in higher education and opens up exciting possibilities for collaboration in the broader field of research, including hydrobiology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, radiation and chemical biology, etc.”

The MoU is a results of the 9th International Symposium on Monogenea (ISM9), which was organised by the University of Lucknow in September 2023 under the leadership of Prof. Rai and attended by the scientists from the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas. Prof. Geetanjali Mishra, the Dean, Academics and Dr. Amit Tripathi, the organising secretary of ISM9, and the mediator of this MoU were also present at the occasion.


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