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Uni inks deal

Dawn Gibson
Thursday, May 08, 2014

JAPAN's oldest university — Mie University of Japan — formalised an MOU with the Fiji National University on Monday in an attempt to strengthen ties between the two universities through diverse educational projects.

And one of the projects will be something FNU has never shared with a Japanese university — a student cultural exchange program.

FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said an agreement would also be signed between Mie and FNU's College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

"Also with the Japanese exchange program, it will allow for our students to travel to experience Japan and students from Mie would come here and experience Fiji," Dr Chand said.

"This is a very important element in generating exposure of students to different environments, different curriculums, different ways of learning and a different lifestyle."

Dr Chand said the two universities would also work jointly on research projects, the joint-hosting of seminars and conferences and on the publication of journals as part of the MOU.

He said the fact that Mie was Japan's oldest university was important for FNU given that they had also signed an MOU with India's oldest university.

Mie University president Dr Atsumasa Uchida said this was an important step for Mie as they tried to establish a number of university exchange programs to generate interest in the Japanese way of life and vice versa for Japanese students visiting Fiji.

"I hope this corroboration becomes stronger in the near future," Dr Uchida said.








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