Okayama University


Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes Delegation Visited Okayama University to Strengthen Partnership

May 23, 2017

A delegation from the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes in France visited President Hirofumi Makino at Okayama University on May 15.

The Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes and Okayama University signed a university level agreement of cooperation and student exchange appendix in September 2015.

The visiting delegation included Professor Jeanne Duvallet, Vice President in charge of International Relations (Grenoble Institute of Technology), Ms. Elisa Glangeau, Head of the International Relation Office and Ms. Anne Fracchia, Head of the Administration of the “Collège des Ecoles Doctorales". During the meeting, President Makino said, “Achieving a ‘fruitful academic capital is a main objective of our partnership with Grenoble. And in the future we want to strengthen our partnership, including medical-related collaborations.”

That day, Professor Duvallet and the delegates also attended a research exchange session with Executive Vice President for International Affairs Hiroshi Kanzaki, Executive Vice President for Research Daiji Takeuchi and researchers from our university, together with exchange students from the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes. Our university’s postgraduate education courses were described along with the Discovery Program for Global Learners. Participants also took the opportunity of the meeting to share opinions on future exchanges between both universities.

The Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes and our university have thus far been conducting joint studies among researchers and student exchanges, and this visit will further strengthen the ties between our two universities. We expect further progress of our collaboration in the future.