The Open University of Japan


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International Cooperation

OUJ has made collaborative agreements with twelve universities worldwide, as of 2019. Under these international exchange agreements, OUJ will direct its efforts towards collaborative course material development, joint research, dual degree programs, and exchange of faculty member, administrative staff and students, in collaboration with the partner institutions.

Country/Region University Date of Agreement
Bhutan Royal University of Bhutan 18 Aug. 2017
Brazil Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso 28 Sep. 2018
Canada Athabasca University 13 Oct. 2017
China The Open University of China 7 May. 2009
Rep. of Korea Korea National Open University 22 Sep. 2008
Mongolia National University of Mongolia 15 Oct. 2019
Spain Madrid Open University 27 Sep. 2012
Spain Universitat Oberta de Catalunya 1 Aug. 2014
Taiwan National Open University 16 Apr. 1993
Thailand Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University 15 May. 2012
U.K. The Open University 1 Jul. 2012
U.S.A. University of Maryland Global Campus 15 Nov. 2009

The OUJ is actively participating in international activities as a member of international organizations as the followings:

AAOU (Asian Association of Open Universities)
ICDE (International Council for Open and Distance Education)
IMS GLC (Instructional Management System Global Learning Consortium)
GUIDE Association

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