Delegation of Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training Visits the Japan Association of National Universities (July 26)
A delegation led by Nguyen Viet Loc, the Chief of the Ministry Office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, visited the Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) on July 26, 2019. In the meeting conducted at the Gakushikaikan in Tokyo, various opinions were exchanged between JANU and the delegation, comprising 18 members including a government official responsible for university education, and chancellor and presidents of 11 universities in Vietnam, including Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the University of Da Nang, Can Tho University, and Hue University.
This visit was conducted as part of a training program to learn about the status of higher education and internationalization of universities in Japan. In addition to JANU, the delegation from Vietnam visited Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; the Japan Student Services Organization; KOSEN National Institute of Technology, Japan; the University of Tokyo; and other organizations.
The meeting with JANU commenced with an opening address by Kenji Yamamoto, Senior Managing Director of JANU, followed by a presentation by Hayashi Towatari, its Managing Director. In the presentation, he explained an outline of Japanese national universities, their current status and challenges they face, and their efforts in promoting international exchange. He also introduced the seminars and training programs provided by JANU.
Subsequently, the Vietnamese participants asked questions on the themes presented earlier, provoking a lively discussion. In particular, a wide variety of questions were asked regarding the situation after the incorporation of national universities in Japan, which showed their keen interest in this matter.
Since the number of Vietnamese students studying in Japan is expected to keep increasing in the future, we are determined to further promote the globalization of Japanese national universities.
Presentation by Hayashi Towatari, JANU’s Managing Director
Address by Kenji Yamamoto, JANU’s Senior Managing Director
Commemorative gift given by Chief of the Ministry Office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to Managing Director Towatari