Rwanda-Japan host a student exchange Fair to foster Inter-academic relations

On 16 February 2018 at 02:30

In an effort to build partnerships and foster academic and student exchanges between Japanese and Rwandan universities, the University of Rwanda and Hokkaido University jointly organized an event dubbed “Rwanda-Japan Academic and Student Exchange Fair 2018”, in the University of Rwanda Nyarugenge.

This Fair realized under the scheme of “Study in Japan Coordinators Project”, was initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan in order to accelerate an implementation of the Japanese Government’s Globalization Policy, in which the Japanese Government calls to increase the number of foreign students in Japan up to 300,000 from all over the world including sub-Sahara Africa region by 2020.

The Fair which is the sixth of its kind in the region since 2015, emphasizes on studies in Japan and targets junior academics, researchers and students who want to pursue their studies in Japan

In response to the call by Hokkaido University, which is the implementing university of the project in sub-Saharan African Region, 7 Universities, namely, Miyagi University, University Tsukuba, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Toyo University, Kobe Institute of Computing, Hiroshima University, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and related organization such as Japan Student Service Organization (JASSO), etc. will be coming or participating online to explain an overview of studying in Japan including courses offered in English and opportunities of financial assistance such as scholarships, and the details of each institute. They organized individual consultations, which enabled participants interested in studying in Japan, to talk face to face with the participating institutes.

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at the University of Rwanda (UR); Amb. Dr Charles Murigande speaking at the event
Japan Amabassador in Rwanda, Takayuki Miyashita also attended the event