On June 17, 2021, a welcome event for Prof. Masaharu Nomachi, newly appointed Regional Director of European Center for Academic Initiatives was held online by University of Groningen. University of Groningen (UG) is one of our Global Knowledge Partners.
Mr. Mervin Bakker (Director of International Strategy and Relations) chaired the meeting and Prof. Jouke de Vries (President of UG) gave a welcome greeting to our new director.
Prof. Janny de Jong, Prof. Andrej Zwitter (Academic Ambassadors) and Ms. Alicja Sobecka (Regional Manager Japan) made presentations from UG.
From Osaka University, Prof. Genta Kawahara (Executive Vice-President), Prof. Nomachi (Regional Director of European Center), Associate Prof. Saori Obayashi (Center for Global Initiatives) gave presentations.
19 participants, including the staff in charge of internationalisation of each department of UG, attended in this special event. We confirmed long history of international collaborations between two universities and engaged in lively exchange of ideas and information, expecting to promote further development of our educational and academic projects.