Karolinska Institute, Soroti University partner

Soroti University has welcomed the partnership and collaborations with Karolinska Institute of medicine to promote student and staff exchange programs aimed at developing joint medical research projects and teaching exchanges for the mutual benefits of both institutions.

This was revealed by the Vice Chancellor Soroti University to the team of visitors from Karolinska institute during the visit to Soroti University. The team of academicians and medical students from Karolinska Institute visited Soroti University to explore opportunities for collaborations in medical research and exchange programs.

 The collaboration is meant to further strengthen learning, developing joint research projects, teaching general surgery and molecular science. Karolinska Institute is one of the renowned research-led medical university in Sweden and one of the foremost medical research institutes globally.

 ‘Aim for big things but start small, we want to learn from each other, we should start with small projects and grow’ Mr. Joy Roy, the associate professor Karolinska institute said. This will see a team of students from Karolinska visit Soroti University once or twice every year to learn from their counterparts here. Students from Soroti university will also visit Sweden and learn from their counterparts in Sweden.

 This collaborations and exchange will expose both institutions to further develop projects in the areas of mutual interests. We need to identify areas of mutual interests and collaborations. The areas of global health in surgical perspective, general surgery, molecular science is particularly important in this century.

Prof Ikoja J. R , the VC, Soroti University meeting the team from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. (Photo by Nyene Juma Hassan)

Accompanied by institute’s contact person in Uganda, Sr. Dr Ajiko Mary Margaret the consultant surgeon at Soroti regional referral hospital, the team paid a courtesy visit to Soroti University and held a fruitful discission with the Vice Chancellor and management of the University.

The VC thanked Sr. Dr Ajiko for connecting Karolinska Institute and Soroti University and asked her to be Soroti University ambassador.

The team from Karolinska Institute pose for a group photo after the tour of the facilities at Soroti University. (Photo by Nyene Juma Hassan)

Associate Prof. Joy Roy and the medical students Ruba Kal Omar, Albin Wimmerdah, Nicelle Myhrberg, Maria Olofsson, Paula Johansson, Fredrik Lohmander, Dan Silberstein Kantor, Amina Mohammad Ali, Sarah Oster visited Makerere medical school, Mulago hospital and the communities as part of their learning programs.

We are open to any kind of collaboration and partnership in the areas of mutual interest between the two institutions. This will go a long way in benefitting both the students and staff in the areas of capacity building and exchange program. The MoU will enable both institutions to exchange human resources and develop capacity and joint medical research. The team also met with the Soroti University students to share ideas and learn from each other.

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