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USP signs MOU with Tokyo University

In an effort to establish a five -year student exchange program the University of the South Pacific(USP) and the Tokyo City University (TCU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Suva. The MOU allows the exchange of faculty and research staff, establishment of programmes that will enable students and staff to pursue either short-term or extended programmes of study […]

Salote Qalubau

June 9, 2016 9:21 am

In an effort to establish a five -year student exchange program the University of the South Pacific(USP) and the Tokyo City University (TCU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Suva.

(From left) Tokyo City University Dean for the Faculty of Knowledge Engineering, Professor Akira Taguchi and USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra after the signing of the MOU last week. (USP)
Tokyo City University Dean for the Faculty of Knowledge Engineering, Professor Akira Taguchi and USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra after the signing of the MOU last week. (USP)

The MOU allows the exchange of faculty and research staff, establishment of programmes that will enable students and staff to pursue either short-term or extended programmes of study and that exchange staff and students will not have to pay tuition and other Scholastic fees.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra said the partnership would ensure that students were able to gain access to opportunities for better educational and research outcomes.

He added that the MOU is a fruition of the efforts made by USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment under the leadership of the Dean, Dr Anjeela Jokhan and Head of School of Biological and Chemical Sciences Professor Surendra Prasad.

CHANDRA: “Be assured that we are very interested in this MOU and I am confident that under this MOU, we will continue the excellent work.”

Tokyo City University (TCU) Dean of the Faculty of Knowledge Engineering, Professor Akira Taguchi elaborated on TCU’s Department of Natural Sciences, which was established in 2009 and offers students various practical training programmes in fieldwork as well as the fieldwork programmes carried out in various places in Japan and other countries including Fiji.

Meanwhile as part of the signing, the team from TCU also promoted the exchange programmes in education and research field such as the Sakura Exchange Programme in Science and the Science Research Technology Exchange Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS).

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