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"Tap Indigenous Knowledge and Safeguard it", Prof. Ganesh

The University, through the Directorate of International Relations and Academic Linkages held a virtual meeting with Prof. Ganesh Koramannil of the Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia on Tuesday, 5th March 2019. This virtual meeting was a follow up by Prof. Ganesh after he made a successful visit to the University from 18th to 22nd February 2019. In his first visit, Prof. Ganesh interacted with MMUST staff, students and the community and made a number of presentations. One of the areas that he emphasized on was on preservation of indigenous knowledge especially in universities. He gave an example of CDU which respects the knowledge and culture of the aboriginal people in the Northern Territory of Australia where the institution is located.

“One of the six Colleges in CDU is the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society which seeks to promote people, communities and cultures,” he explained. A total of fifteen (15) members expressed interest to collaborate with CDU on the preservation of indigenous knowledge. During the meeting, each participant described his or her area of interest in the proposed collaboration, followed by a discussion on what to be done, moving forward.

Read more on MMUST News Post Vol 2 Issue 8 

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