Japan strengthens educational ties with India
University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and nine other leading Japanese universities hosted the Japan Education Summit at the Indian Institute of Technology in...
Hyderabad: University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and nine other leading Japanese universities hosted the Japan Education Summit at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The Japan Education Summit provided an opportunity for students, parents and educators to learn more about the degree and non-degree programmes in English and unique exposure about Japan’s top universities. An officer from the Embassy of Japan provided information on visa procedures and government scholarships at the event.
Prof. UB Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad delivered a speech as the chief guest of the programme. Keynote Speaker Nobukazu Nagai, Director of International Policy and Project Division, Railway Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan explained about Shinkansen, the Japanese high speed railway system. An interactive panel discussion was conducted on the experience of studying and working in Japan featuring alumni and current students of Japanese universities.
Increasing Indian student enrollment in Japanese universities; expanding academic and research collaboration between Japan and India are a few of the strategic policies outlined by the Japanese Government. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has implemented a number of policies that aim to train students to internationally play an active part in various areas, enhance the overseas expansion of university education, and support the formation of collaborative programmes with universities abroad.
Asia University, Hokkaido University, Keio University, Kyoto University Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Okayama University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Ritsumeikan University, Shizuoka University, Soka University, Tohoku University, Toyo University, Waseda University, and The University of Tokyo participated in the summit.