In March 2015, I joined a two week field study in Washington DC., under the leadership of Prof. Keiichi Ogawa. The duration of the field study was from 8th to...
Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) has been implementing the Japan Society for Promotion Science’s (JSPS) Core-to-Core Program (Asia-Africa Science Platforms) on “Study on Education Finance and Administration: A Sustainable Program to Nurture Young Researchers (Coordinator: Prof. Keiichi Ogawa)” since April 2014.
On October 31st, GSICS held the third seminar focused on the “International Education Development and Cooperation in the Post 2015”. This seminar consisted of the following three main sessions: 1) Recent International Initiatives in the Post 2015 Education Agenda; 2) International Education Development in ASEAN; and 3) Higher Education and Innovative Education Cooperation. Researchers from the project’s core and cooperate institutions delivered presentations in English and active discussions were held after each session.
The professors and researchers who presented in this seminar were from Seoul National University, Ewha Womans University (South Korea), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Sophia University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, World Bank Headquarters, and Kobe University. More than 80 researchers participated in this seminar including graduate students from the aforementioned universities and the University of Hong Kong (China).
One of the main objectives of Kobe University’s JSPS Core-to-Core Project is to nurture young researchers including graduate students, who will be able to contribute to the development studies and practices in the future. On the following date, November 1st, we held a special session called “International Education Development Forum”, and thirty-eight young researchers from the aforementioned universities presented their research findings and received comments and advice from professors.