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On December 14th, 2023, Hiroshima University (HU) President Mitsuo Ochi, Executive Vice President for Global Initiatives Shinji Kaneko, Dean of the HU School of Applied Biological Science Masayuki Shimada, and Professor Tran Dang Xuan of the IDEC Institute visited the Ministry of Education and Training and held a meeting on education and academic exchange with Mr. Nguyen Tien Zung, the Ministry’s Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department. Nguyen The Hung, Chancellor of Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF), and Duong Van Thao, Head of the Department of Science, Technology and International Cooperation, also attended the meeting, where it was announced that an international exchange agreement between HU and TUAF for the establishment of a satellite campus had been concluded.
During the meeting, participants discussed the necessary procedures for securing scholarships and other financial aid, as well as plans for increasing the number of Vietnamese students at HU. They agreed to collaborate closely in the future with Vietnam International Education Development (VIED)’s Centre for International Education Consultancy (CIEC) to actively offer information about HU.
HU has been making efforts to promote exchange with Vietnam, with President Ochi meeting with H.E. Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, during his visit to Japan for the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May 2023, and with H.E. Mr. Vo Van Thuong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in November. It is hoped that this visit will promote exchange with universities and research institutions in Vietnam.
During the meeting
Global Initiatives Group, Hiroshima University