The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NIAIST), Japan, have signed an MoU for academic establishment. The MoU was signed by Dr (Prof) Tanuja Nesari, Director, AIIA and Dr Tamura Tomohiro, Director General, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, who was present online, as per a statement from AIIA.
With the signing of this MoU, AIIA aims to promote its research activities both on a national and international stage. The MoU will enable both countries to promote research collaboration and build capacities in the field of the Indian Ayurvedic system of traditional medicines. All these activities will be executed in support of the Ministry of AYUSH, the statement informed.
The scope of activities intended by the participants comprises research activities in the field of Ayurveda, including studies in design and execution with the purpose of developing evidence-based guidelines for integrating Ayurvedic principles and practices with conventional medicine, evolving safety standards and protocols for the use of Ayurveda in Japan in conformity with medical guidelines, exchanging scientists, researchers and staff as determined by the collaborators on a project-to-project basis, students’ participation in collaborative activities, to achieve excellence in Ayurveda towards achieving scientific advances, tools and techniques.
The event was graced by Renu Wadhwa, Prime Senior Researcher, Head, NIAIST-India DAILAB, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, whose efforts have been instrumental in making this collaboration a reality. Other dignitaries who were present virtually at the occasion were Dr Manoj Nesari, Adviser, Ministry of AYUSH; Dr Chiba, Director, NIAIST, Japan; Dr Ohmiya Yoshihiro, Principal Senior Researcher, NIAIST; Dr Sunil Kaul, Invited Senior Researcher, Department of Life Science and Biotechnology, NIAIST and Sheila Tirky, Representative, Ministry of AYUSH.