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Delegation from Federal University of Mato Grosso in Brazil

On April 6th 2018, the delegation consisting of five researchers of Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), accompanied with Prof. Onuki of Tokai University, visited OUJ for exchanging views on future collaborations between UFMT and OUJ.

UFMT is a federal university established in 1970 in Cuiabá, Brazil. It’s been developing the teacher training courses through distance education system domestically, and from 2009 to 2013, the university conducted the “Bachelor of Education Licensing Course for Brazilianes in Japan, jointly with Tokai University. Furthermore, an online course to learn multicultural education being open to three languages, Portuguese, English and Japanese, was launched from this April as a collaborative project of which Prof. Inamura and Prof. Nara of OUJ are the members.

In the morning, the introduction of OUJ was presented by Mr. Jin, Head of International Affairs Section, followed by information exchange between the two institutions, with various questions from the delegation with regard to OUJ’s learning system, students’ trend at OUJ like their occupations, age distribution and so forth.

Afterwards President Kisugi welcomed the delegation at luncheon meeting where the conversation was lively made around the table. The delegation then headed for the facility tour of Chiba Study Center, TV Studio and Master Control Room, showing great interest particularly to the equipment in the TV studio and sub control room and taking a lot of photos.

At the overall meeting, Prof. Anjos introduced UFMT to President Kisugi and Vice President Iwanaga and the possibilities on how the two institutions would be able to collaborate in the future were discussed.

Making this visit as a start, it is highly expected that the two universities would build friendship from now ahead.

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