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Kobe University Signs Partnership Agreement with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific

  • December 25, 2015
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A partnership agreement was concluded between the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific and the Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies.

On December 9, Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok (UNESCO Bangkok), paid a courtesy visit to President TAKEDA Hiroshi. Attendees from Kobe University included Professor INOUE Noriyuki (Executive Vice President in Charge of International Exchange); Professor YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies); and Professor OGAWA Keiichi (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies). The Partnership Agreement signing ceremony was held in the presence of Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim and the members of Kobe University mentioned above.

Kobe University, particularly the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), has been engaging in academic exchanges with UNESCO Bangkok for a number of years. Since 2011, over fifteen graduate students from GSICS have participated in internships lasting three months or longer at UNESCO Bangkok. Supported by the Official Development Assistance Grants for UNESCO Activities since 2013, GSICS has been conducting collaborative research projects with UNESCO Bangkok in the fields of education, finance and administration.

Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim highly praised GSICS’ longstanding efforts with UNESCO Bangkok to actively promote exchanges through various initiatives including the internship programs, collaborative research projects, and the Campus Asia Program. He expressed his hopes to continue collaborating with Kobe University in further academic and research promotions and joint symposiums.

After the meeting, Dr. Gwang-Jo Kim delivered a speech at the Development Management Policy Seminar held in GSICS. It is expected that there will be further opportunities for exchange between the two institutions.

(International Affairs Planning Division)