India-Israel varsities tie up
India-Israel Varsities Tie Up, UGC-Recognised Institution, Asian Talent for its Research Institute. Kerala-based minority institution, Karunya...
With the Israeli government opening its doors to attract Asian talent for its research institutes, an Indian university has opened a centre in Jerusalem to facilitate cooperation in wide ranging areas for sustained exchange of expertise.
Kerala-based minority institution, Karunya University, has signed multiple Memorandum of Understandings with several leading Israeli academic institutions.
The UGC-recognised institution has signed MoUs with the Ben-Gurion University (BGU), Technion of Haifa and Institute of Archaeology of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prof Yoram Oren of the Zuckerberg Institute of Water Research of BGU is already a 'Visiting Faculty' at Karunya University and has established a laboratory to study electrochemical methods for water treatment.
Last year, Israel announced over 100 post-doctoral fellowships for Indian and Chinese scholars, to attract Asian talent to Israeli research institutions. Indian researchers managed to avail around two-thirds of them, with most of them securing positions at Israel's world renowned institutions like Weizmann Institute and Technion.
Karunya University's officiating vice-chancellor and director of Water Institute Dr E J James said his university "will attempt to implement some of the successful lessons learnt from the Israeli experiment".
Karunya University is also in the process of formulating joint projects with Technion on food processing and aerospace engineering.