Six National Universities in Japan Academic Seminar Held in Myanmar
August 31st, 2018
On August 20, Okayama University held an Academic Seminar at the University of Mandalay in Myanmar, in collaboration with the Six National Universities Network/International Education & Research System, Japan (SUN/SixERS) to convey the attractiveness of studying at Japanese universities.
The seminar was held to encourage local students studying in Japan as part of the Study in Japan Global Network Project, with which the university was entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Over 300 local students from the University of Mandalay, Mandalay University of Foreign Languages and other universities participated in the event and attentively listened to reports delivered by faculty members of the Six National Universities Network (SUN) in Japan.
In Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city, the number of people who study Japanese has been increasing. Okayama University Japan Educational Information Center (OJEIC) opened an office in Mandalay on August 19, aiming to further increase the number of students who study in Japan from this region.
Okayama University will promote the project in cooperation with other SUN universities. The university is planning to hold Study in Japan briefing sessions also in Laos and Cambodia in October.
Niigata University: Associate Professor Zhang Yun, International Relations
Chiba University: Associate Professor Hisashi Kokubun, Faculty of Horticulture
Nagasaki University: Professor Senya Kiyasu, Computer and Information Science Program
Kumamoto University: Associate Professor Kohichi Ogata, Biomedical and Welfare Engineering
Okayama University: Professor Masao Tsuri, Economics
OJEIC: Asami Torigoe, Study in Japan Coordinator (Study in Japan briefing sessions)
* Since September 2014, Okayama University has addressed the Study in Japan Coordinator Project (Myanmar). The initiative became the Study in Japan Global Network Project in April 2018, expanding its target to the entire ASEAN region. The university established OJEIC in Yangon to implement programs to encourage local students to study in Japan.