Western Sydney University (WSU) has now become the first institute from Australia to team up with India for Ayurvedic studies. The college worked together with the Ministry of AYUSH to conduct extensive studies in Ayurvedic and integrative medications.
Professor Barney Glover, vice chancellor and president of WSU affirmed to Education Times that the initiative with the ministry will launch an exceptional program under which studies will be led by joining natural and ayurvedic treatment with western meds.
“In the last one decade, Ayurveda’s reach has increased exponentially in Australia. Through this collaboration, we plan to expand its popularity by offering scientific basis to Ayurvedic therapy,” said Glover.
Under the MoU signed by WSU and the ministry, the University’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine will have research programs to learn about India’s old study of Ayurveda. A few Australian understudies, said Glover, will visit India to become familiar with the conventional practices and assemble data through the ancient texts.
“We will introduce PG courses for the Indian students at WSU, to conduct in-depth research on herbal medicines, so as to enhance the uses of Ayurvedic practices,” added Glover.
With India and Australia facing somewhat similar difficulties in the farming sector, WSU signed 7 MoUs with the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) prior this week to advance agrarian research.
The college previously established partnerships with ICAR in 2018 for informational trade to increase knowledge regarding food security, particularly under the increasing difficulties of changing climate.
“Through these partnerships, we are broadening the international impact of WSU’s research expertise in crop pollination, soil fertility and the use of innovative protected cropping structures and systems,” said Glover. “Collectively, these are areas of major concern in both India and Australia, and underpin both regions’ economic and environmental resilience.”