“Unique Chance to Study in Japan” Held in Egypt
To promote study in Japan, Kyushu University and the Embassy of Japan in Egypt co-sponsored the event“Unique Chance to Study in Japan” in Cairo on March 21 and in Asyut on March 23, 2017. This study fair was led by Kyushu University Cairo Office and E-JUST Center (Center for Japan-Egypt Cooperation in Science and Technology). A total of 750 university students participated in the event—550 in Cairo and 200 in Asyut.
Thirteen universities and institutions from Japan, including Kyushu University, Kyoto University, Hiroshima University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Tokyo Institute of Technology participated in the fair. The two-day event was opened by Vice President Koichiro Watanabe of Kyushu University and followed by university representatives who presented on their respective universities. The Embassy of Japan in Egypt presented the concept of EJEP (Egypt Japan Education Partnership) and about study abroad programs, while JSPS Cairo Research Center gave a talk on how to study in Japan. After this session, the participants visited the booths of each university and institution for further information. Many enthusiastic students came by Kyushu University’s booth and listened intently as Cairo Office Director Safwat Hassasaballa and Vice Director Tamer Nasr—both of whom received graduate degrees from Kyushu University—spoke about student life and scholarships.
Kyushu University has strong ties with Egypt: the university has established an office in Cairo and has received 46 international students from Egypt (as of May 1, 2016), which puts Egypt in the sixth place in the list of the most common countries of origin of Kyushu University’s international students. Moreover, the university has worked with various Egyptian partners by providing support through the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) project.
The university will continue to accept students from Egypt and engage in academic exchanges with universities in Egypt.
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