Presidents or Vice-Presidents of Japanese and American universities attended a roundtable, as well as the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) and the American Council on Education (ACE) signed a partnership agreement on March 10th
To seize on a chance with the ACE’s 100th Annual Assembly, the Japan Committee of Universities for International Exchange (JACUIE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) co-hosted a roundtable titled “U.S.–Japan University Partnerships Dialogue” with the participation of Presidents or Vice-Presidents of Japanese and American Universities as well as officials from other related organizations in Washington, D.C. on March 10th, 2018.
The roundtable, co-chaired by Dr. Kyosuke Nagata, Chairperson of JACUIE, President of University of Tsukuba and Mr. Brad Farnsworth, Vice-President of ACE, generated lively discussions about topics including ways to increase student exchange between the U.S. and Japan, ways to promote virtual linkages between the two countries, and policy recommendations for the higher education sector in the U.S. and Japan.
Japanese participants were from 15 universities and organizations, such as Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, Chiba University, Niigata University, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Hiroshima University, Aoyama Gakuin University, Keio University, Sophia University, Osaka University of Commerce, the Embassy of Japan in the U.S.A., Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU). American participants were from 13 universities and organizations, such as New Jersey City University, CUNY Queens College, Willamette University, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Salisbury University, Southeast Missouri State University, Bryn Mawr College, University of Massachusetts Boston, Penn State Beaver, the University of Hawaii System, Georgia State University, representative of following three organization, such as the U.S.–Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) U.S. Secretariat, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation, and the American Council on Education (ACE).
The roundtable was followed by the ACE and the JANU Partnership Signing Ceremony, where Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, President of JANU, President of Kyoto University and Dr. Ted Mitchell, President of ACE signed an agreement that aims to help promote interaction and collaboration between JANU and ACE as well as between universities in the two countries.
JANU will further promote various forms of student exchange as well as inter-university exchange between the two countries by strengthening cooperation with ACE.
Dr. Nagata, President of University of Tsukuba (middle, right) and Mr. Brad Farnsworth, Vice-President of ACE (middle, left) co-chaired the roundtable
Partnership Signing Ceremony: (from left) Dr. Mitchell, President of ACE; Dr. Yamagiwa, President of Kyoto University; Dr. Nagata, President of University of Tsukuba; and Dr. Matsuo, President of Nagoya University