Ninth Entrance Ceremony Held for the “Okayama-Hue International Master’s Program”
September 29, 2015
Okayama University conducted the Ninth Entrance Ceremony for the “Okayama-Hue International Master’s Program in Sustainability of Rural and Environmental Systems” at Hue University, Vietnam, on September 18.
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Yoko Yamamoto, Vice President (International Affairs) of Okayama University and Prof. Kunio Kimura, Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology as well as graduates of the program and students who entered the program last year and are currently studying at Hue University. Vice President Yamamoto congratulated and encouraged the new entrants, and expressed her gratitude to everyone connected with the program in both universities. Vice President Yamamoto also explained that Okayama University is implementing a wide range of student and faculty acceptance and dispatching programs in order to push forward with globalization, and that the special features of this program make it a pioneer in the internationalization of Okayama University. Dr. Truong Quy Tung, Vice President (International Cooperation & Student Affairs) of Hue University addressed the participants, saying, “Many of the students who have completed this program are now receiving scholarships to study in doctoral programs in Japan or other countries. There are also students who have found employment in jobs where they are able to make use of the major they have studied on this program, and we highly evaluate the quality and achievements of the program.”
In the first year of the program, students undergo specialist education in agricultural and environmental sciences at Hue University and six months’ training in Japanese language, after which students transfer to the first phase of the doctoral program at Okayama University to study for a master’s degree. A large number of excellent overseas students are now studying at Okayama University, having taken advantage of this program.
International Affairs Division, Center for Global Partnerships and Education
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