St Aloysius College and University of Malaysia Sabah sign MoU
Mangaluru: One of the eminent state universities in Malaysia, the University of Malaysia Sabah and St Aloysius College (Autonomous) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently. After several rounds of bilateral meetings and negotiations, including skype calls, both the institutions have agreed on engaging in active collaboration in the fields of organizing Joint Conferences and Online Lectures in Chemistry, Food Sciences (oil extraction), Biotechnology, Bio-informatics and Biology (Ethnomedicine).
It is also envisaged to conduct Joint Research in Leptin, Ghrelin, and Insulin in obesity in the ethnic population in Malaysia. Besides, both the institutions have proposed to co-author scientific books and journals. The University of Malaysia Sabah has shown a keen interest in the Community Service and Social Outreach like the Rural Immersion Program conducted by St Aloysius College.
Both the institutions have proposed to share research sources developed because of the unique geographical positioning of each of these institutions like the Western Ghats as UMS’ Borneo islands (Sarawak & Sabah) with joint Research Publications.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the institutions was signed during the joint meeting held on 17 December, 2019 by Professor Urban John Arnold D’Souza, Dean, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Malaysia, Sabah and Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore in the presence of the Controller of Examinations, Dr Alwyn D’Sa and Dr Vincent Mascarenhas, Dean, International Programs. Heads of the departments of Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology, Chemistry and Bioinformatics were present to the meeting.