On March 12th 2018, An Giang University welcomed the delegates from Okayama University, Japan for the MOU signing ceremony with School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University.
Representing Okayama University were Mr. Yoshiyuki Murata - Deputy Head of School of Environmental and Life Science, Prof. Tetsuo Kunieda, and Ms. Yu Tsuha, Senior Officer of Okayama University in Ho Chi Minh City.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang, Rector of An Giang University together with Heads, lecturers, and administration staff of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Faculty of Technology and Environment, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, and Research and International Relations Office attended the ceremony.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Thang briefly introduced An Giang University to the delegates. Following the introduction, Heads of Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Faculty of Technology and Environment, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration also introduced their faculties and proposed collaboration opportunities between the two schools.
After the ceremony, there was an extensive discussion for future collaborations. Okayama University would invite 8 – 11 AGU Rector Board members, lecturers, and staff to their university for a discussion with their Rector Board and Heads about exchange programs and joint projects.
Rector Vo Van Thang expected an implementation of the MOU content and opened further cooperation chances for short training programs on culture and lifestyles of Mekong Delta at An Giang University for Japanese students.
Okayama Univeristy has 11 undergraduate schools and 7 graduate schools with over 13.000 students. The university also has an office in Ho Chi Minh City established in 03/2018 as an information center on exams and scholarship opportunities. Okayama University is nationally recognised in Japan. The university has over 520 international students with a majority of Vietnamese students, ranking at 2nd place. The university also has one PhD candidate in Animal Husbandry from An Giang University.
The MOU with Okayama University is marked as the 47th memorandum of An Giang University with international organisations and education institutions.
Phuong Mai - Research and International Relations Office (Translated by Chi Do Na)