Delegation from Kumamoto University Visits Japanese Consulate-General in Edinburgh
On January 13, 2015, a delegation from Kumamoto University led by Lecturer Mariko Masden of the Center for Globalization visited the Japanese Consulate-General in Edinburgh, located in Edinburgh City, Scotland in the UK, and paid a courtesy call on Consul General Hajime Kitaoka.
The delegation went to the UK to expand international exchange between universities in Scotland and Kumamoto University and develop student exchange programs and overseas training programs for university officials in Scotland. The delegation visited the University of Edinburgh, the University of Strathclyde, and the Japanese Consulate-General in Edinburgh.
In a meeting, Consul General Hajime Kitaoka and Vice-Consul Kengo Sawai explained the recent situation of higher education in Scotland and the activities of Japanese universities and Japanese-affiliated companies there.
Meanwhile, delegation members introduced about academic and student exchange between universities in the UK and Kumamoto University, and provided an outline of Kumamoto Prefecture. They received valuable suggestions from the consuls for promoting inter-university exchange with universities in the UK, and achieved substantial results.
This visit is expected to promote international student and academic exchange between Kumamoto University and higher education institutions in the UK including Scotland.