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Visit by THIM University to Father Muller

February 2, 2023

Mangaluru: Mr THIM Vanderlan Director of THIM university Netherlands and Mr Kevin Engleman international manger and Professor of THIM university made a visit to the Father Muller Charitable Institutions on 30 January 2023. They were welcomed by the Director FMCI Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho who has extended them an invitation to visit India and the Institutions during his visit for a MOU signing in Netherlands and Switzerland.

The crux of the visit was the Memorandum of Understanding signed for Research collaboration , Faculty and student exchange programs between Dept of Physiotherapy, FMMC and THIM. International focus group discussion will be conducted from 1st April 2023 for the BPT Interns , where they will have to interact with students from Netherlands , Switzerland , Spain , Turkey and Ireland  where they will discuss about Physiotherapy related topics.

The members of the Management Committee met for a fruitful discussion. The guest were astonished at the number of patients the hospital handles and the Department of Physiotherapy handles. The academic and patient activity being in a single campus too was praised, since the western campus have separate teaching and hospital campuses. The vastness and diversity of the Indian state was much appreciated and the reception that they received from the airport to the campus with people greeting them was humbling. Later on the day they had a presentation and discussion on newer physiotherapy practices for the faculty and students.

Department of Physiotherapy, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore India had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with  THIM De Internationale Hogeschool Voor fysiotherapie  University of The Netherlands and Switzerland. Both the universities have agreed to cooperate in academic and research exchange programs. The MOU was signed at THIM University Netherlands by Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, Father Muller Charitable Institutions and Thim van der Laan  Director THIM Universities on the 10th October 2022m in Netherlands and Switzerland Campus. Prof Cherishma D’Silva Head of the Department of Physiotherapy FMMC  and Prof Andre Head of THIM University Netherlands witnessed the event. This agreement will be a platform foracademic exchange activities which shall include faculty, student exchange programs. The parties intend to exchange Educational and Research co-operation there by sharing knowledge, experiences, and educational research results.