Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between York University and Radboud University Nijmegen on behalf of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour. The MOU solidifies the existing research relationship and provides a framework for further collaboration in the areas of vision research and the neuroscience of perception and action, and their applications in health, computer science and robotics.
“The Donders Institute has been a key partner to York and their support has been instrumental to advancing vision research,” said Haché. “We highly value our relationship with the Donders Institute and look forward to strengthening our ties on further initiatives through the memorandum of understanding.”
The MOU focuses on active support for visiting scientists and students. It includes identification and pursuit of large-scale funding opportunities for multiple institutions and articulates support for each partner’s funding, research and training initiatives whenever needed.
The MOU was signed by Haché and Professor Guillén Fernandez, chair of the Donders’ Board of Directors, on Monday, May 11, at Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour is a world-class research centre devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of human cognition and behaviour in health and disease. The institute is home to more than 600 researchers from 35 countries who share the common goal of contributing to the advancement of the brain, cognitive and behavioural sciences through investigator-driven research, and improving health, education and technology by applying advances in this field.