SixERS ASEAN Platform opened in Bangkok, Thailand
September 14, 2017
On August 21, the Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan, which Okayama University heads, opened a SixERS ASEAN Platform (AP-SixERS) in Bangkok, Thailand and held an opening ceremony on the same day.
Okayama University Vice-Executive Director for International Affairs, Mr. Atsufumi Yokoi, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the Director of SixERS, along with Mr. Shigeki Kobayashi, Head of the Cultural Public Relations Department at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand; Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director of ASEAN University Network; and approximately 100 related parties, to celebrate the opening. The opening ceremony was recognized as an event commemorating the 130th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Thailand diplomatic relations. The establishment of this office is expected to lead to more collaboration between the two countries in the ASEAN region based on education and research exchange.
This is the third joint office established by the Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan, which comprises six Japanese national universities--Chiba University, Niigata University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University, Nagasaki University and Kumamoto University--after the Asian Platform (Changchun, China) and European Platform (Leiden, Netherland). The joint offices were established to promote exchange with universities located in strategically important regions.
SixERS ASEAN Platform：AP-SixERS
Adress：KMUTT Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Center (KX) 12F,
110/1 Krung Thonburi Road, Banglamphulang, Khlongsan, Bnagkok, Thailand
The Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan：http://sixers.jp/about/