Okayama University Holds International Symposium on Achievements in CAMPUS Asia Program

January 28, 2016

Okayama University held the “CAMPUS Asia International Symposium 2016 – The Five-Year Experience and a New Horizon for Cooperation” at the university’s Junko Fukutake Hall on January 22. During the event, representatives of Okayama University and its partners in the CAMPUS Asia program – China’s Jilin University and South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University – reported the achievements they made in their exchanges over the past five years.

Mr. Hideto Matsumoto, Director of Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, MEXT and Mr. Akima Umezawa, Deputy Secretary General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat were welcomed to deliver opening remarks. Following the address by Prof. Masaru Araki, Executive Director and Vice President (Social Responsibility and International Affairs), officials of the three universities made presentations on the main outcomes of the program and students representing these universities delivered speeches on their experiences of studying overseas in the program.

In the latter half of the symposium, officials of the three universities spoke about their distinctive educational approaches under the theme, “Constructing A Model of the East Asian Common Education.” Approximately 100 people attended the symposium.

Since 2011, Okayama University has cooperated with Jilin University and Sungkyunkwan University in implementing the “Program for Core Human Resources Development: For the Achievement of the Common Good and a Re-evaluation of Culture in East Asia.” The program, commonly known as “Okayama University CAMPUS Asia,” is aimed at developing core leaders who are well versed in East Asia’s traditions and culture. The program, which the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has designated as a “Re-Inventing Japan Project,” is in its fifth year. Okayama University is determined to continue the exchanges with its partners in the Okayama University CAMPUS Asia program.

For details of Okayama University CAMPUS Asia, visit the following website:
http://campus-asia.ccsv.okayama-u.ac.jp/en/


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CAMPUS Asia Promotion Office, Center for Global Partnerships and Education
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