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MOU between SBV – IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria on 23-11-2015

The Center for Music Therapy Education and Research,  a unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (AIM HIGH) Academy of Integrative Medicine for Holistic Interventions for General Health  through its innovative measure of moving forward  from  pathogenesis to Salutogenesis has been pioneering in introducing music therapy services  through  its training, research and patient care activities since 2010 in India. Since then, the Center has been very actively engaged in inter-disciplinary research  creating evidence for music therapy applications in patient care outcomes. The Center is about to commence shortly  a Masters degree program in Medical Music Therapy in the beginning of the year 2016. The university also In continuation of its persevering efforts to strive for excellence, today,  entered into a memorandum of understanding with The IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria( leaders in music therapy education and research in Europe)  with a goal to  internationalize its educational and research activities, promote student exchange programs, collaborative research projects in music therapy and collaborative Master’s and doctoral programs in music therapy.  The faculty and students of both the universities would benefit through these exchange programs on music therapy neurological rehabilitation, neuro-science in music therapy, microanalysis and video documentation in music therapy, traditions in music therapy, hospital based music therapy, medical research methods in music therapy and so on. The  IMC University runs the bachelors degree and masters degree program in music therapy and SBV plans to launch a Ph.D. program in music therapy soon. Through this MOU, the Masters degree students of IMC Krems will have the opportunity to pursue their Ph.d. program from  CMTER, SBV.  IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems have so far established 27 music therapy programs in all the hospitals of Austria and are funded by the Austrian Government. All the programs are established under the federal law of Austria for music therapy. The MOU ceremony was represented by  Hon. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. KR Sethuraman and Dr. Sumathy Sundar, Director, CMTER from SBV and Prof. Karl Ennsfellner, CEO  and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Tucek, Head of Research, Department of Health Sciences and Program Director, Department of Music Therapy  from The IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria