The Yale School of Public Health and CARDET have extended an ongoing partnership in the fields of research, education and development. The two institutions marked the renewal with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) by Dean Sten H. Vermund and CARDET’s executive director, Dr. Charalambos Vrasidas.
CARDET is an international, non-profit, research and development organization based in Cyprus, with partners from around the world. It is one of the leading institutions in the Euro-Mediterranean region for research and development with a large portfolio of initiatives in more than 40 countries.
The MoU establishes the Yale School of Public Health and CARDET will continue a mutually beneficial collaboration that was created in 2015 and involves partnerships in education and exchange of expertise, best practices and bilateral support.
The renewed agreement provides the framework for the pursuit, planning and undertaking of joint actions and projects in the Euro-Mediterranean region and beyond. From 2015 to 2018, the two institutions collaborated successfully on several initiatives including the offering of the Open Education Series, hosting internships for Yale students in Cyprus, delivering online and face-to-face courses, publishing of a book on Principles and Practice of Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Trials in the Phase III Setting, and co-organized an international conference on health education and health reform.
“Cyprus is a cross-roads nation and CARDET is an experienced group of educational experts. The Yale School of Public Health looks forward to the continued creative partnership in graduate-level public health education,” Vermund said of the renewed partnership.
Vrasidas said that CARDET is honored to renew its collaboration with one of the best universities in the world and looks forward to capitalizing and building on the experience and capacity already developed through respective and shared expertise. “We firmly believe that the partnership will help elevate our capability to plan and undertake new innovative and effective initiatives in research, education, and development,” he said.