In a significant step towards fostering collaboration in the fields of traditional medicine, research and trainings, Mattu University and the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI) have officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU, signed during a ceremony held at Mattu University main campus, solidifies the commitment of both institutions to mutually benefit from each other's expertise and resources.
Mattu University, renowned for its excellence in academic programs, and AHRI, a leading research institution specializing in infectious diseases, have recognized the potential for synergy between their respective domains. This collaboration aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, research, and technology, ultimately contributing to advancements in traditional medicine and education.
The MoU outlines a framework for joint research projects, encouraging interdisciplinary studies that leverage the strengths of both institutions. This collaboration will extend to areas such as epidemiology, immunology, and infectious diseases focusing on traditional medicines.
As to the MoU Mattu University and AHRI will engage in researching, utilizing and advancing traditional medicines our community were using for ages. This initiative aims to broaden the academic horizons of students and expose them to cutting-edge research.
The partnership will also focus on enhancing the professional development of faculty members through collaborative research, seminars, public lectures and workshops. This will promote a culture of continuous learning and knowledge exchange.
Both institutions will explore opportunities for sharing research facilities, laboratories, and other infrastructure. This strategic collaboration will optimize the utilization of resources and contribute to a more sustainable and efficient research environment.
President of Mattu University Dr. Endegena Abebe and General Director of AHRI Prof. Afework Kasu expressed their enthusiasm about the collaboration and its potential to make meaningful contributions to scientific knowledge and the betterment of society. The signing ceremony was attended by officials of AHRI, Vice Presidents, Academics, and researchers of Mattu University, symbolizing the collective commitment to advancing education and medical research.
This Memorandum of Understanding marks the beginning of a new era of collaboration between Mattu University and Armauer Hansen Research Institute, laying the foundation for groundbreaking advancements in academia and healthcare.
Mattu University is a prestigious institution known for its commitment to academic excellence, innovation, and community engagement.
Armauer Hansen Research Institute is a renowned research institution in Ethiopia dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of infectious diseases. Through cutting-edge research and a multidisciplinary approach, AHRI contributes to global efforts in combating infectious diseases and improving public health.