Wednesday, 20 October 2021

India, Australia to appoint Academic Chair in Ayurveda

07 September 2021 | News

This Chair will advocate the safe and effective use of Ayurveda Systems in Australia

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All India Institute of Ayurveda under Ministry of Ayush has signed a MoU in coordination with NICM Western Sydney University Australia, in virtual mode, to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurveda.

The MoU was signed by Professor Tanuja Nesari, Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush and Vice-Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University, Australia, Professor Barney Glover.

The new Academic Chair will undertake academic and collaborative research activities in Ayurveda, including herbal medicine and yoga, as well as   design academic standards and short-term/medium-term courses and educational guidelines.

This Chair will also conduct workshops/seminars/conferences on Ayurveda, advocate the safe and effective use of Ayurveda Systems in Australia, identify in academic and research programs on Ayurveda their strengths and gaps, provide tutorials to students, including the promotion of research activities and innovations in Ayurveda in India.

This Ayurveda Academic Chair will be based at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute, with tenure for a period of three years. The appointment of the chair is jointly funded by the Ministry of Ayush and Western Sydney University and anticipated to commence early in 2022.

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