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Keynote Speech on “The 20th China International Conference on Distance Education” by Prof. Masaya Iwanaga, President of OUJ

The 20th China International Conference on Distance Education was held by the Open University of China(OUC) on October 14-15, 2021 in Beijing. President Prof. Iwanaga was invited to deliver a 30-minute keynote speech at the conference. The topic of the speech was “Orientation and Role of Open Universities in the New Norm of Post-Covid-19.”

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The 34th AAOU Annual Conference hosted by OUSL, Sri Lanka

Hosted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, the 34th Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) Annual Conference was held at Cinnamon Grand Colombo from the 1st to the 3rd of June 2021. About 200 university officials and educational experts in the field of open and distance learning from 23 countries participated in the conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was conducted in the form of a hybrid conference combining onsite and online attendance and presentations, and OUJ participated in it online.

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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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