In a bid to improve research opportunities for students, the University of Mumbai has joined hands with three Israeli universities for academic collaboration and excellence.

The university has signed four memoranda of understanding with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the University of Haifa, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Two MoUs were signed with Ben Gurion University.

According to one of the MoUs, students can avail research facilities at both universities and pursue joint PhD degrees, wherein they have to work for a minimum time period with their guides and they can obtain degrees from the parental as well as the host university.

The other MoUs with the three universities ensure that students and faculty members attend seminars and conferences at MU and the Israeli universities.

Present on the occasion were President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javdekar and UGC Chairman Dr Ved Prakash.

Source: The Indian Express