Dr H Vinod Bhat is presently the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He is by profession a medical doctor with a specialization in Community Medicine. His commendable work in building a hospital in the rural area of Karkala with the support of international organizations made him believe in the value of internationalization. After a long stint as a practicing pediatrician, he took leadership roles in the University taking charge as the first Registrar – International Programs in 2008. In this role, he was responsible for developing many international collaborations for the University and developed several dual-degree programs. In his role as a Pro Vice Chancellor, he established Office of International Collaborations in the University and streamlined processes for the same. His vision led to the establishment of the Centre for European Studies in Manipal in 2009 which has internationalization at its core . He has also guided many young academics in getting international grants to realize their research dreams and is known to mentor aspiring academics. As a Vice Chancellor, today he has set the vision of making the MAHE truly global in its very essence.