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The 28th ICDE World Conference in Dublin, Ireland

Hosted by Dublin City University (DCU) and National Institute of Digital Learning (NIDL), the 28th ICDE World Conference of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was held at Dublin Convention Center in Dublin, Ireland, from November 3 to 8, 2019. More than 360 people including educational experts mainly from European countries participated. From OUJ Prof. Kumiko Aoki and Prof. Motofumi Suzuki of Informatics, Department of Liberal Arts, took part in it.

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OUJ Newly Concluded MOU with National University of Mongolia

On 15th October 2019, OUJ has concluded MOU with National University of Mongolia (NUM).

NUM was established in 1942 as the first national university in Mongolia. Thereafter, Medical Department, Science and Technology Department and Education Department have respectively become independent as a university apart from the original organization, and it has currently more than 20,000 students in five departments, which is the largest number in the country.

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A Delegation from Korea National Open University

From 20th to 22nd November, a delegation consisting of Prof. Jeong Hyeon Suk and two senior researchers from Institute of Distance Education of KNOU visited OUJ. This visit was made for the purpose of their four-year research and publication project on the cases of the world’s major open universities. OUJ was selected as the first research object of the project.

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OUJ Delegation visited Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

During October 30th and 31st 2019, OUJ delegation consisting of Prof. Kumiko Aoki, Assoc. Prof. Yosuke Morimoto and Mr. Kenjiro Jin, Head of International Affairs Section visited UOC to study about their online learning system and the current situation. OUJ and UOC signed an international cooperation exchange agreement in 2014, aiming for cooperation between faculty and staff members.

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The 33rd AAOU Annual Conference in Lahore, Pakistan

Hosted by Virtual University of Pakistan, the 33rd of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference was held at Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore from 14th to 16th October 2019. About 450 university officials and educational experts in the field of open and distance learning from 23 countries participated in the conference.

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2019 OUJ International Symposium (28 Sep. 2019)

OUJ held the 2019 International Symposium "Exploring Methods of e-Assessment: Learning from the Latest Cases" at Tokyo Bunkyo Study Center.

About 80 people including OUJ students, graduates and general public participated.

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A Study Visit from the Open University of Guangdong

On June 26th, led by Vice President Sun(孫), a delegation consisting of six faculty members of the Open University of Guangdong in China visited OUJ. This visit was coordinated through the Japan-China Society and to learn case studies of advanced Japanese education for elderly people.

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The 9th KNOU-OUC-OUJ International Seminar Held at KNOU in Seoul

The 9th KNOU-OUC-OUJ International Seminar hosted by Korea National Open University (KNOU) was held in Seoul on 23 and 24 May 2019, with attendance of representatives from the Open University of China (OUC) and OUJ. This seminar has been held in rotation since 2009 between the three open universities.

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Delegation from the School of Political Science at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University in Thailand

On May 21, a deletation of nine faculty members from the School of Political Science at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) visited OUJ.

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