Policy Research Institute and Kathmandu University Signed an MoU for Research Collaboration

April 18, 2021

On 18 April 2021, Policy Research Institute (PRI) and Kathmandu University (KU) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote mutual collaboration between the two institutes in different aspects of policy research and innovation.

Specifically, the two have agreed to collaborate on: policy research, monitoring and evaluation; dialogue on public policy and related issues; promotion of joint research and publication; promotion of fellowship for KU Faculty; internship and research opportunities for students; research support to Master’s-, MPhil- and PhD-level students to carry out research on issues of national importance; exchange of academic resources between KU and PRI; publication of summaries of student research projects and theses; hosting of seminar, conferences and symposiums on relevant contemporary issues; and, the extension of mutual support to the Programme of Public Policy and Management under the School of Management and similar programmes.

The modus operandi of collaboration will include regular exchange of information and resources, participation in learning events and sharing sessions of common concerns, technical support to PRI’s Public Policy Dialogue and PRI Resource Centre. In the case of large-scale projects that demand significant amount of time and resources, a separate agreement will be entered into with an in-built mechanism of cooperation and collaboration.

On behalf of PRI, Executive Chairperson Dr Bishnu Raj Upreit signed the MoU, which was reciprocated by KU’s Registrar Professor Dr Subodh Sharma on KU’s behalf in the presence of Professor Dr Bhola Thapa, the Vice-Chancellor of KU. A 10-member team of PRI researchers and over 20 professors, scholars and researchers of KU were present on the occasion.