HU Has Been Selected for ‘FY 2014 Re-Inventing Japan Project’ by MEXT

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On 1 October 2014, JSPS Japan Society for the Promotion of Science announced the selection result of ‘FY 2014 Re-Inventing Japan Project’ by MEXT Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan.  The FY 2014 project targets the improvement of educational cooperation with institutions in Russia and India, two of the countries which have gained much presence in international society with their economic growth in recent years, and which country leaders have confirmed the importance to attach a weight to educational collaboration between their and Japanese institutions.

Hokkaido University submitted the proposal named as ‘East Russia-Japan Expert Education Program’ to foster specialists to lead the creation of sustainable environment, culture and development in East Russia and the Arctic, and sets the following 5 Russian universities as the counterparts: Far Eastern Federal University, North Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Irkutsk State University, Sakhalin State University and Pacific National University.

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