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Former President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang and President Makino shake hands
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Former president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam makes a courtesy visit to President Makino

On 31 May 2017, the former President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang visited President Makino at Okayama University.

During the visit, President Makino explained how Okayama University opened its first overseas office on the campus of Vietnam’s Hue University in April 2007, and has since been actively pursuing academic and educational exchange with Vietnam. He also said that as a result of these efforts, there has been a huge increase in the number of Vietnamese students in recent years and that they make up the largest group of international students after Chinese students studying at Okayama University. The number of Vietnamese students pursuing a doctoral degree is high, which contributes to the development of highly skilled experts and researchers. Former President Sang stated, “Japan is an important partner and I hope that opportunities for young students and researchers to be accepted into more faculties at Okayama University will continue to expand. I look forward to exchange taking place in the areas of agriculture and medicine in the future with Vietnam.”

Okayama University will continue to build an even stronger partnership with Vietnam in many areas such as academic exchange and human resource development.

Further information
Okayama University (English page)
Okayama University (Japanese page)