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India, Japan ink 3 MoUs in science & tech to promote joint research

Its aim is to identify and encourage young scientists from both the countries to collaborate in the field of theoretical biology

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for India's first high-speed rail project on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Photo: Twitter (@ANI)
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for India's first high-speed rail project on Thursday in Ahmedabad. Photo: Twitter (@ANI)

India and on Thursday signed three agreements in the science and technology sector to prepare an exchange programme for their young scientists and promote joint research.

The first pact was signed for an international joint exchange programme between Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences (iTHEMS) at Japanese research institute RIKEN and the Centre for Biological Sciences (Simons-NCBS), Bengaluru.


Its aim is to identify and encourage young scientists from both the countries to collaborate in the field of theoretical biology.

The other two MoUs were inked between the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST),

One of them envisages establishment of "DBT-AIST International Center for Translational & Environmental Research (DAICENTER)" in to promote science and technology in both the institutions and countries.

The second one is to promote research collaboration between the DBT and the AIST in the field of Life Science and Biotechnology.

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 17:25 IST
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