Kanagawa University delegation visits Aston

Left to right: Claire Richardson, CELCA, Prof T. Asamoah, Director of Kanagawa International Centre, Ms Chizuru Murakawa  Manager, Office of the President, Prof Michio Nakajima  President Kanagawa University, Prof Helen Higson, Prof Masaru Ishizumi  Vice President, Kanagawa University, Mr Ryuichi Nagawada Deputy Director General, Kanagawa University

Aston recently welcomed a delegation from Kanagawa University in Japan. 

Kanagawa University is one of Aston’s oldest and most established partnerships (the University has now been sending students to Aston for over 15 years, with most students taking the Junior Year Abroad programme) and the visit was organised to celebrate this long-standing relationship by enabling Kanagawa University to find out more about programmes and developments at Aston.

The delegation included the President of Kanagawa University, Professor Michio Nakajima, plus several members of his senior management team. They were welcomed by Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof Helen Higson, Director of International Partnerships, Stewart Comfort, and Senior International Officer, David Tobin.

The Kanagawa visitors were given a talk  about Aston University and also a talk about the UK's Higher Education. At the end of the visit, President Nakajima expressed his hope that the partnership might now expand and grow and was delighted at the reception that he and his team had received.

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For further information, please contact the International Office on ext 4888.

Words by David Tobin and Louise Russell
2 September 2011

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