Welcoming The Association of Private Schools of Japan

On December 13th, 2017, University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University, Hanoi (ULIS – VNU) held the working session with The Association of Private Schools of Japan to discuss the cooperation potential with ULIS and Foreign Language Specialized School.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Ngo Minh Thuy – Vice President of ULIS, M.A Mai Van Hoa – Vice Director of Cooperation & Development Office, M.A Nguyen Huyen Trang – Vice Director of Politics and Student Affairs Office, M.A Nguyen Viet Hung – Vice Director of Office of Academic Affairs, Dr. Tran Kieu Hue – Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Japanese Language and Culture. Dr. Nguyen Phu Chien – Vice Principal of Foreign Language Specialized School.

On behalf of the Association of Private Schools of Japan, head of the delegation, Mr. Takeshi Yoshimura – Vice Deputy Secretary-General, and 12 representatives of Sendai University, J.F. Oberlin University, Kyoto University of Languages and International Studies, Tokushimabunri University, Osaka University of Economics, Aomori University, Hiroshima Academy of Technology took part in the working session.

The Association of Private Schools of Japan, whose current president is Mr. Sunao Ohnuma – President of Bunka Gakuen University, was established in 1946. The Association includes 407 private universities, which account for 60 percent of all universities in Japan. The Association started cooperating with Vietnam in 2013 and having implemented many activities such as funding for workshops, educational exhibitions, Japanese eloquence contests, football matches for students and scholarships, etc. The Association has had a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam National University, Hanoi and many other agencies in Vietnam.

In the meeting, Vice – president Assoc. Prof. Ngo Minh Thuy introduced the history as well as the training scale of the university. She asserted that ULIS is the most prestigious Japanese training institution among the leading ones in Vietnam with a training program for 3 levels of education, high school education, undergraduate education and graduate education. In addition, she expressed her desire to cooperate with the Association. She did hope that this cooperation would provide the basis for extensive cooperation with universities of Japan. Mr. Takeshi Yoshimura appreciated this proposal and hoped that the two sides would continue discussing in more detail to implement cooperative activities as soon as possible.

Afterwards, the Association of Private Schools of Japan visited and had a working session with Foreign Language Specialized High School.