The Apollo Hospitals group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Leicester.
According to a press release by the Apollo Hospitals group, the MoU will strengthen existing links with the UK and promote international cooperation, explore collaborative education and research programmes, especially in the fields of healthcare management, healthcare and data science.
“We are delighted to have this agreement with the University of Leicester (UoL) in place to explore the creation of education programmes, cutting-edge research and global mobility opportunities for Indian students to excel in their area of interest. Building a healthcare workforce to global standards has been the cornerstone of Apollo’s education and skilling initiatives. Working with the University of Leicester builds on the legacy of collaboration between India and the UK and will lead to finding newer solutions to tackle global healthcare challenges while addressing the shortage of skilled workforce in India and the UK,” said Preetha Reddy, Vice Chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Group.
“The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to set out a vision to help to build the healthcare of the future with the potential to transform lives, not only in India and the UK, but around the globe. Apollo is a pioneering organisation and has led the way in Asia with a number of firsts including the first heart transplantation in 1995. At Leicester, our long-established expertise in health means together we can create more world firsts in healthcare. The potential of this collaboration cannot be underestimated, we can be at the cutting edge of the degree programmes of the future, offering opportunities that will enrich the experience of students and academics in both countries, new research partnerships in precision medicine, and collaborating to find new and novel ways to solve the biggest challenges in health. I am delighted that we have taken this first step towards a closer working relationship,” said Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester.
According to the press release, one of the University of Leicester’s flagship projects is a £10 million initiative led by Professor Kamlesh Kunti which will see the University work together with the UK, Indian and Nepalese governments to improve the health outcomes of those with multimorbidity, as well as create a self-sustaining international centre.