International Collaborations

NITTE (Deemed to be University) has developed international collaborations withover 20 Universities and Institutes across the globe. These collaborations have led to development of joint research projects funded through International Cooperation Division of Department of Science and Technology (eg. Indo-Norway, Indo-Belgium) or though funding agencies in partner countries (eg. Swedish International Development Agency, National Environmental Research Council of UK). The collaborations have lead to joint publications, joint international workshops, exchange of faculty and students at doctoral or postdoctoral level. Some of the international collaborations are specifically focused on faculty and student exchange eg. University of Minnesota, USA for exchange of students in public health; Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France for exchange of medical and dental students; Wake Forest University, USA for exchange of students in the area of Medical Microbiology; Miyazaki University, Japan for exchange of faculty and students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing and biomedical areas through Sakura programme; University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines for exchange of students in Physiotherapy; Ulster University, UK for exchange of nursing students and faculty.


Memoranda of Understanding with Universities

  • Penn State University, USA
  • Wake Forest University, USA
  • University of Minnesota, USA
  • University of Miyazaki, JAPAN
  • National University of SINGAPORE
  • University of Santo Thomas, The PHILIPPINES
  • Catholic University, SOUTH KOREA
  • Sabaragamuwa University, SRILANKA
  • Christ Church University, UK
  • Plymouth University, UK
  • Ghent University, BELGIUM
  • University Paul Sabatier, FRANCE
  • University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN
  • Goethe University, GERMANY
  • Cleft Children International, SWITZERLAND
  • University of Wollongong, AUSTRALIA


  • Indo US
  • Indo Belgian
  • Indo Swedish
  • Indo Srilanka
  • Indo UK
  • Indo Japan, Sakura Science Programme
  • Indo French – Nitte Toulouse Dental Student exchange


  • Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI)
  • Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS)

Adjunct faculty and Visiting Professorship

10 Adjunct Professors appointed to Nitte to teach, advise, collaborate and participate in submission of bilateral and multilateral, inter and multidisciplinary research projects.


Nitte (Deemed to be University) in collaboration with University of Miyazaki, Japan and supported by Japan Society for Promotion the of Science (MEXT- Government of Japan) is working on project titled “Studies on Pregnancy, delivery and child development pattern in water contaminated area of India”. The study objectives include identifying groundwater contaminated hotspots of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, collecting and analysis of soil and groundwater samples from the hotspots identified and estimating for heavy metal toxicity and also health survey on pregnancy, perinatal outcome and early child development in selected hot-spot area.

One Health Approach

Nitte (DU) is collaborating with Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU on developing One Health Approach for control of antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals & aquatic environments in China, India and Norway. The primary objective is to establish a one health consortium comprising of environmental, animals (aquatic and terrestrial species) and human health experts for the control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in China, India and Norway. The secondary objectives are

  • Identify information gaps and needs regarding establishing a one health consortium for the control of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in aquatic environments, animals (terrestrial and aquatic species), and humans in China, India and Norway
  • Organize workshops and meetings for the strategic planning and writing of the main project application for the control of antimicrobial resistance in China, India and Norway

Makeathon for Health

Nitte DU in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Global Business Inroads, Makers Nest , Artilabs and DST organized "Makeathon for Health" for connecting the ecosystem of innovation in healthcare for the two countries.

Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), Winter School 2022

The Department of Public Health, KS Hegde Medical Academy participated in the Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), Winter School 2022, themed “Sustainable Waste Management for a Circular Economy", conducted between 21 February to 04 March 2022". This program focuses on the fundamental and holistic understanding of the different waste-to-value processes, evaluating different technologies for resource, materials and energy recovery from wastes from a sustainability and environmental viewpoint, and proposing innovative and circular solutions to practical waste management problems.

Biotechnological approaches to prevent and control fish disease in aquaculture (BIOAQUA)

Nitte DU is involved through an ongoing research project with Norwegian University of Life Science, Oslo, to explore biotechnological approaches to prevent and control fish disease in aquaculture (BIOAQUA). This ongoing project has been financially supported by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, with a budget of Rs. 45 lakhs. The aim is to promote scientific renewal and development of disciplines and/or to generate new knowledge about issues relevant to both societies in mutually agreed fields and to achieve bilateral world-class scientific results in the field of bioeconomy.