USP, Kyoto University Sign Memorandum Of Understanding

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Materials, students and teachers to take part in exchanges

By Indrani Krishna

SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Sept. 11, 2012) – One of the leading universities in Asia, Kyoto University from Japan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of the South Pacific (USP) to advance cooperation and exchange between the two universities.

This new partnership involves the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES), and Disaster Prevention Research Institute of the Kyoto University and USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment working together.

The universities will engage in exchange of scientific materials, publications and, information, exchange of students and faculty members and joint research and research symposiums.

Kyoto University was represented by delegates from the university led by the Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Professor Kaoru Takara at the signing ceremony.

Speaking during the signing, the Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra elaborated on the longstanding and strong relationship between USP and the people of Japan through bilateral arrangements with the governments of USP member countries.

"These are major issues which are prevalent in the region and it now gives USP an opportunity to partner with a well established University with an elite team which will harness USP’s objective of capacity building and human resource development in the region," Chandra said.

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