Opening Ceremony of AP-SixERS Takes Place in Bangkok, Thailand
On August 21st, 2017, Kanazawa University and SUN/SixERS (Six National Universities International Education and Research System) hosted the Opening Ceremony for SixERS ASEAN Platform (AP-SixERS) in Bangkok, Thailand. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Shigeki Kobayashi, Head of the Cultural Public Relations Department at the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, Executive Director of ASEAN University Network, and approximately 100 participants from government agencies, partner institutions in Thailand, and Japanese businesses located in Bangkok, all of whom celebrated the opening of the new office.
This office is the third joint office established by SUN/SixERS, a consortium of six national universities, Chiba University, Niigata University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University, Nagasaki University and Kumamoto University, after the Asian Platform (Changchun, China) was established in November 2014 and European Platform (Leiden, Netherland) was established in August 2016. The purpose of the joint offices is to promote exchanges with excellent universities around the globe, particularly with those in the regions of strategic importance.
After the ceremony, there was a tour of the KX Building where the office is, after which the Memorial Party for the Opening Ceremony of AP-SixERS took place. At the Party, the Vice-President for International Affairs at Kumamoto University, Prof. Kazuki Takashima, gave a short presentation to introduce Kumamoto University.