The Flinders Medical Device Research Institute recently signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the prestigious University of Toronto (ranked 21st in the world in both World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings) to commence a work integrated learning program for students in the area of rehabilitation technology.
Led by Flinders University’s Dr David Hobbs, this agreement will support collaboration between the two institutions, and Flinders student Scott Thiele is currently at the University of Toronto on a WIL placement.
This agreement marks another significant achievement for Dr Hobbs, who was also awarded life membership with the ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association) at the 2023 ARATA AGM during November.
MDRI also signed another recent international Research Agreement with Aesculap, a German-based surgical instrument company. Led by Associate Professor Egon Perilli, this collaboration will utilise MDRI’s large-volume Micro-CT Facility.