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A Visit from Bhutan Royal University

Between 27th and 28th March 2019, two faculty members from Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) visited the headquarters of OUJ to follow out a research project based on the collaborative agreement between OUJ and RUB.

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

On March 15, twenty-two faculty members visited OUJ from the School of Management Science at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) in Thailand which OUJ has a collaborative agreement with. Since OUJ sent a delegation to STOU on October last year, our communication was activated and led to this visit.

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President of Athabasca University visited OUJ

Dr. Neil Fassina, President of Athabasca University (AU) as well as an Executive Committee member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) visited the OUJ Headquarters between 25th and 26th February.

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ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit

From 11th to 13th February 2019, the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit was held jointly by International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and the Inland Norwegian University of Applied Sciences (INN) in Lillehammer.

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Open Education Leadership Summit 2018

Hosted by Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Le CNAM, Open Education Leadership Summit 2018 was held in Paris, France from December 3 to 4, 2018 with the theme “Achieve More through Collaboration”. From OUJ, Vice President Masaya Iwanaga and Professor Kumiko Iwasaki, Psychology and Education, attended, while there were about two hundred of leader level representatives from fifty countries all over the world.

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OUJ Delegation visited Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU)

From October 29 to 31 2018, OUJ delegation consisting of Prof. Makiko Miwa and Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiko Tsuji of Informatics, and Mr. Kenjiro Jin, Head of International Affairs Section visited STOU to study about their learning system.

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The 32nd AAOU Annual Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam

Being hosted by Hanoi Open University, the 32nd Annual Conference of Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) was held at Melia Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam from 24th to 26th October 2018. The main theme this year was “Open Education in Human Resource Development in ASIA’s Period of Integration”.

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Delegation from Shanghai Open University

On October 29th 2018, a delegation consisting of five members of Shanghai Open University (SOU) including Vice President Wang, accompanied with Dr. Makino of Tokyo University and his two Graduate School students visited OUJ. The purpose of their visit was to increase exchanges between the two institutions.

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The 8th OUC-KNOU-OUJ International Seminar Held at the OUC in Beijing

From September 19th to 21st 2018, the 8th OUC-KNOU-OUJ International Seminar was held at headquarters of the Open University of China (OUC) in Beijing. This seminar has been held in turn by OUC, Korean National Open University (KNOU) and OUJ from 2009, and OUC hosted it this year.

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2018 OUJ International Symposium (8 Sep. 2018)

OUJ held the international symposium at Tokyo Bunkyo Study Center. The theme of the symposium was “A New Era of OUJ: Challenges of Data/Evidence-based Education and Management” and about eighty participants including OUJ students, graduates and general citizens attended it.

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A Visit from Korean National Open University (KNOU)

On June 22nd, led by Prof. Lee Kyung Soo, nineteen students and graduates of KNOU visited the headquarters of OUJ. All of the visitors are the members of the Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Association, where Prof. Lee acts as a mentor. The association have been keeping a good relationship with Korean Language Association of OUJ Kanagawa Study Center for years.

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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.

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