Academic Seminar in Vietnam
On 4 October 2019, we held the Academic Seminar at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explain the advantages of conducting research at universities in Japan. The seminar was organized as part of the Study in Japan Global Network Project (ASEAN), commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
The seminar began with an opening address by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan, Vice President of Nong Lam University, which was followed by presentations by faculty and staff from Osaka University, Kyushu University, Kanazawa University, and Okayama University regarding each university’s research and study programs in Japan. The event drew approximately 350 attendants, including students, faculty, and staff from local universities. Since the event coincided with Nong Lam University’s job fair, it served as a good opportunity to tell many more students about the attractive features of studying in Japan.
After the seminar, we paid a courtesy visit to and exchanged opinions with the Head of International Cooperation Office at Nong Lam University, who had previously studied in Japan, and Okayama University alumni. We mainly talked about interactions between the university and the Japanese universities to attract many more Vietnamese students to Japan.
At Okayama University, we will continue to cooperate with local institutions and universities for the Study in Japan Global Network Project to encourage foreign students to study in Japan.
[Speakers at the seminar and their topics]
WATANABE Hajime: Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University (Biotechnology)
UENO Takatoshi: Assoc. Professor, Institute of Biological Control, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University (Entomology and Pest Control)
FURUUCHI Masami: Professor, Faculty of Geoscience and Civil Engineering, Institute of Science and Engineering, Kanazawa University (Geosciences and Civil Engineering)
FUJII Daiji: Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Sciences of Health Systems, Okayama University (Management Studies, Technological and Social Innovation)
TSUHA Yu: Chief Coordinator, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University (International doctoral course for young lecturers)
MURATA Yoshiyuki: Professor, Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University/ Director, Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN (Study in Japan)
An opening address by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan
The photo of the seminar
The photo of consultation booths
The group photo of this visit
What is “Study in Japan Global Network Project (ASEAN)”?
Okayama University was tasked by MEXT to increase the number of international students from ASEAN 1.5 times in five years.