President Makino visits Leiden University in the Netherlands to strengthen inter-university partnership and promotion of Okayama University’s international competitiveness
On May 12 2017, President Hirofumi Makino paid a courtesy visit to Professor Carl J.J.M.Stolker, Rector Magnificus and Chairman of the Executive Board of Leiden University in the Netherlands to strengthen inter-university partnership and promote Okayama University’s international competitiveness.
In December 2016, Leiden University’s Faculty of Humanities and Okayama University’s Center for Global Partnerships and Education signed a faculty level exchange agreement. In April 2018, Okayama University plans to host 20 Leiden University students for three months from the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Japanese Studies.
The Consortium of Six National Universities in Japan (SUN/SixERS)—of which Okayama University is a member— views the Netherlands as a strategic region. Effective use of the Consortium’s framework makes it possible to cover a wide range of academic disciplines and allows education and research exchange with the world’s top universities as equals.
President Makino was also accompanied by personnel from other universities in the Consortium for this trip.
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