The Education and Exchange Study Group, one of the study groups in the RJE3 Consortium, have met twice.
The first meeting was held in January 2016 and attended by six universities in Hokkaido that have academic exchanges with Russia (three national universities, two public universities and one private university). They outlined their exchanges with Russian universities, the Russian Academy of Sciences and other higher education institutes to confirm the advantages and disadvantages of educational and research exchanges between Japan and Russia. During the discussion, they studied academic exchanges in terms of credit transfer between Japan and Russia, dispatching Japanese students and hosting Russian students, language barriers and relationships with sister cities. They also shared related information.
Photos of the 1st Education and Exchange Study Group
This meeting allowed us to present this program in the Far East and the Arctic Circle, both of which are deeply related to Hokkaido, as a model Japan-Russia educational program for universities in Hokkaido.
The second meeting was attended by the Hokkaido Government, the Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region and those involved in the Russian consulate in addition to five universities in Hokkaido that have academic exchanges with Russia (two national universities and three private universities) to share information on not only academic exchanges with Russia but also research exchanges. It was a highly productive meeting.