New Delhi: All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Western Sydney University, Australia at New Delhi. The MoU will promote collaboration in research and developing guidelines for integrating Ayurveda principles with modern medicine.
Prof. Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia and Prof. Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 22 November during the visit of the delegation led by Dan Tehan, Minister for education, Australian Government. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of AYUSH.
The MoU was agreed and exchange on the occasion of the event ‘India Australia International Education and Research Workshop’ at Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi. The exchange took place in presence of Ramesh Pokhariyal, Human Resource Development Minister and Dan Tehan Minister for Education, Australian Government along with Harinder Sidhu, Australian High Commissioner to India. The HRD Minister held bilateral talks with Tehan to ensure enhanced participation from Australia in India-centric courses related to Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy
Both institutions are committed to taking the collaboration to the next level by identifying specific areas for collaboration in education, research and practices of traditional medicine while ensuring the quality standards and also by encouraging investment in traditional medicine related infrastructure. Complementing traditional Ayurveda medicine with conventional concepts of modern medicine is expected to generate scientific evidence that will further help in contributing to global healthcare.
“India is a priority country among Australia’s international partnerships. The signed memorandum is another milestone in the history of the health care industry. Combining data-driven and precision-based technologies with Ayurvedic medicine will be a valuable contribution to the current goals for providing a better and safer healthcare system to the world, specifically towards developing a safe and effective integration of traditional and complementary medicine,” stated Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor WSU.