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Second visit of Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes Delegation to Okayama University: strengthening a "promising powerful partnership"

June 04, 2018

A delegation from Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes in France visited President Hirofumi Makino at Okayama University on May 15, 2018.
Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes and Okayama University signed a university-level agreement of cooperation and student exchange appendix in September 2015.
This was the second visit since May 2017, offering the opportunity to review all collaborative activities presently ongoing and those to be possibly developed.

The delegation consisted of Ms. Elisa Glangeaud, Head of International Relations Office at the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes, Ms. Sandrine Vernet, Head of International Affairs at Sciences Po Grenoble, and Ms. Caroline Pieton, International Relations Officer at Grenoble Institute of Polytechnique de Grenoble.
During the meeting, President Makino and Ms. Glangeaud exchanged views on our partnerships, and a common future vision was recognized in “Achieving fruitful academic capital and further strengthening our collaborations, particularly via medical-related ones.”

Subsequently on the same day, an exchanging session was held also with our researchers and the students from Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. It was opened by Executive Vice-President for Research, Daiji Takeuchi, giving a brief introduction of recent activities of Okayama University. At the session the representatives from Okayama University explained the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology and its research, the Discovery Program for Global Learners, the ERASMUS+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) program, Global Science Campus in Okayama, and several joint research collaborations with Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. The session was concluded with the closing remarks by Ms. Glangeaud, evaluating the results of our recent partnership and promising powerful collaborations.

Both universities could reconfirm our strong partnership through this visit. We will have a further relationship in wide-ranging fields of research and education.

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