Imphal: National Sports University (NSU), Manipur, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian International Olympic University, Sochi, during the 21st India -Russia Annual Summit 2021 held in New Delhi.
In a release issued by NSU, Manipur stated that the president of the Russian Federation, HE Vladimir Putin, paid a working visit to New Delhi on Monday (6th December) for the 21st India-Russia Annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During the bilateral summit between India and Russia, the National Sports University, Manipur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian International Olympic University, Sochi, the release stated.
It further stated that the objective of the MoU is to strengthen and develop cooperation in the fields of sports education between the two countries by jointly promoting academics and research of mutual interest in subjects related to sports.
Under the MoU, both the universities will develop mutually beneficial cooperation in the academic exchange of students, providing short term courses, seminars, and conferences, taking part in special educational projects, and open lectures, NSU release added.
NSU further stated that both the universities would assist each other in designing courses and curriculum in their respective area of expertise, exchange specialists, faculty and research personnel to exchange information, consultations and experience and organising joint conferences, seminars and academic meetings.
National Sports University Manipur, a first of its kind, was established in March 2018 by the Government of India under the aegis of the Ministry of youth affairs and sports and the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote sports education and athletes, thereby making India a powerhouse of sports, it mentioned.
Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) was established in 2009 and is the world's first university dedicated to sport business education, offering unique programmes infused with Olympic values and experiences, the release added.