10th Anniversary event held for the “Okayama-Hue International Master’s Program in Sustainability of Rural and Environmental Systems” course
July 27, 2016
On July 19th, a special event to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Okayama University-Hue University joint master’s program, “Okayama-Hue International Master’s Program in Sustainability of Rural and Environmental Systems (InMaPRES),” was held. Representatives from sponsor corporations providing scholarships to Vietnamese graduate students in the course and Hue University officials were invited to the event.
During first half of the event, Dr. Nguyen Van Toan, President of Hue University, received an honorary doctorate from Okayama University for his exceptional leadership from the beginning stages of course development and his efforts to expand international exchange programs for both universities; Dr. Le Van An, Rector of Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF), was appointed as a project professor at Center for Global Partnerships and Education, Okayama University for his contribution as a coordinator in developing the course curriculum, establishing entrance exam criteria, requesting cooperation from faculty, and supervising on-site; and corporate sponsors were presented with certificates of appreciation from both universities.
During second half of the event, Dr. Le Van An, Rector of Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry (HUAF) gave a commemorative lecture; Prof. Hiroshi Kanzaki, Dean of Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, reflected on the past 10 years; three Japanese students who conducted research or participated in short-term study abroad programs at Hue (Vietnam) gave presentations; and Vietnamese students who completed the InMaPRES course and are currently enrolled in Okayama University’s doctor course gave presentations. In total, there were approximately 70 attendees composed of corporate sponsors, university faculty, etc.
International Affairs Division, Center for Global Partnerships and Education
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