The Open University of Japan


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International Cooperation

OUJ has made collaborative agreements with 11 universities worldwide, as of 2021. Under these international exchange agreements, OUJ will direct its efforts toward collaborative course material development; joint research; dual degree programs; and exchange of faculty members, administrative staff, and students in collaboration with the partner institutions.

Country/Region University Date of Agreement
Bhutan Royal University of Bhutan Aug. 18, 2017
Brazil Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso Sept. 28, 2018
Canada Athabasca University Sept. 19, 1992
China The Open University of China May. 7, 2009
Rep. of Korea Korea National Open University Sept. 22, 2008
Mongolia National University of Mongolia Oct. 15, 2019
Spain Madrid Open University Sept. 27 2012
Spain Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Aug. 1, 2014
Taiwan National Open University Apr. 16, 1993
Thailand Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University May. 15, 2012
U.K. The Open University Aug. 26, 2008
U.S.A. University of Maryland Global Campus Nov. 15, 2009

OUJ is actively participating in international activities as a member of international organizations such as the following:

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

OUJ hosted AAOU 26th Annual Conference in October 2012.

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