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Opening ceremony for the Joint Campus Office at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology held

2017.12.08

The signing ceremony for the agreement to establish a Joint Campus Office at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) was held on December 4 at VAST, with 17 members of OU in attendance, including Executive Vice President KAWAHARA Genta.

Congratulatory addresses were delivered by the guests from the Japan Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and Institute of Materials Science, VAST in anticipation of the development of mutual exchange and research activities between the two countries. A celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony was held following these addresses.

The office will be equipped with booth-style desks and a video conference system. It is hoped that the office will offer a wide range of services as a hub for the Osaka University-VAST Joint Campus.

Later, the participants discussed the concept of Osaka University-VAST Joint Campus, including the establishment of International Joint Degree Programs and financial support for students.On Thursday, November 16, Osaka University was pleased to host a guest lecture by one of the most renowned scholars in the field of higher education, Professor Simon Marginson, Director of University College London's Center for Global Higher Education.