Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research foundation. The mission of this institute is to ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. They work in over a 100 countries around the world in the food and environmental sector. Wageningen UR works on its core strength of collaboration between specialized research institutes and the university.
They also believe in interdisciplinary collaborative efforts between natural and social sciences which brings together experts in the field enabling scientific breakthrough and modern academic content. Wageningen UR works in 3 core areas; Food and Food production, Living environment and Health, lifestyle and livelihood.
A TOR in the lines of setting up a center of excellence with education, capacity building, and policy advice is being finalized at this point in time
Accelerated Development, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Accelerated Drug Development AB, Sweden is based in Karolinska Institute, Sweden and was created to promote further development of the technology, prove clinical value of the technology and consequent implementation D~sense technology in routine clinical practice. The D~sense technology has been developed at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell Biology (MTC) at the Karolinska Institute over the last 12 years by a team of scientists and it builds on frontline knowledge and understanding of tumour biology.
This technology will enable clinicians to predict a patient response to a treatment and will allow optimization of a treatment leading to better cure, minimal side effects and maximized cost efficiency. The concept is similar to the test of bacterial antibiotic sensitivity. This technology will also enable personalized treatment for patients which will in turn revolutionize the field of cancer therapy.
D~Sense technology shows very promising results in the controlled laboratory environment of the developer with several scientific papers being published, but its value in routine clinical laboratories remains to be determined through a set of carefully performed research projects and clinical trials in tight connection with oncological clinics. SIST will collaborate on the many levels of these project with the goal of bringing D~Sense technology from bench to bed side thereby translating research into commercial use for the improvement of patients.
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Edinburgh Napier University launched its overseas operation in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology. Edinburgh Napier University has developed a strong reputation overseas over the years, delivering industry- informed programmes in the UK, China, India, Singapore and Hong Kong.
They are the largest UK provider of Higher Education in Hong Kong, where they have been active for over 20 years. Graduate Employability statistics are high – the latest data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency ( UK 2014) shows that, with 95.4% of ENU graduates in jobs or further study within 6 months after graduating, they equip students for success in an increasingly competitive market. Edinburgh Napier University is one of Scotland’s largest higher education institutions, with a diverse student population of over 17,000 students, both local and international. The university is organized into three faculties: the Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries and the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Science, housed in the Craiglockhart and Merchiston and Sighthill campuses respectively. The motto of the university, Nisi sapientia frustra ” everything is in vain without knowledge” reflects the goal and high academic standards of the University.
University of Mysore, India
The prestigious collaboration of SIST with University of Mysore as the outreach campus in Sri Lanka started in 2007 and the journey continues over a decade now.
The University of Mysore is an institution known for its academic excellence and is adept at imparting nothing less than the best education to its students. The University’s motto, which is “Na Hi GyanenaSadrusham”, means “Nothing compares with knowledge”, highlighting the importance of education.
The University of Mysore, which is a public state university in India was established on 27th July, 1916, during the benevolent reign of the Maharaja of Mysore, His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. The genesis of the University of Mysore stems from a five year long in-depth reading and analysis on higher education across the globe. The mission of the University of Mysore aims at ‘promoting teaching and research in conventional and traditional domains of Arts, Humanities, Pure and Applied Sciences and Professional disciplines.
Today the University has 42 Postgraduate Departments at the Main Campus, Manasagangotri, 2 Postgraduate Centres, viz., Tubinakere, Mandya, Hemagangotri, Hassan with 5 Postgraduate Departments each and one Satellite Centre at Chamarajanagar with 3 Postgraduate Departments. It is providing higher education to about 850,000 students, of which over 10,000 are Postgraduates. As many as 1400 students are from 50 countries pursuing higher studies in this University. Some of these countries are China, Iran, Jordan, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Syria, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Kajkhastan, Kirghizia, Mongolia, Uganda, Yemen, Kenya, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.
The university encompasses 122 affiliated colleges and five constituent colleges. It is also the parent University of University of Bangalore, India. University has two outreach campus; one in Sri Lanka ‘Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology’ and the other in China ‘University of Beijing’