A delegation from Tottori University in Japan that is in Makerere University on a week-long visit visited the college yesterday. The delegation comprised the Vice President of Tottori University, Prof. Honna Toshimasa; the Director Global Human Resource, Prof. Yamamoto Sadahiro; Prof. Kurimasa Akihiro; the Director International Affairs, Prof. Takeda Hiroshi and the Coordinator Global Human Resource, Dr Kalemelawa Frank.
They were received by the Ag. Principal, Dr Henry Alinaitwe; the Dean School of Built Environment, Dr Moses Musinguzi and the head Dept. of Architecture and Physical Planning, Dr Stephen Mukiibi.
The delegation is visiting the university to check on the progress of the three Japanese students from Tottori University, who are on an exchange programme and to explore ways for further collaboration with Makerere University. The students are hosted in CEDAT, CHUSS, and COBAMS. The student at CEDAT is in the Department of Architecture and Physical planning.
The delegation informed the meeting of the opportunities for collaboration with Tottori University, which include staff and student exchanges as well as opportunities for scholarships from the Japanese Government. The students however have to pay for the air ticket.
Another area envisaged for collaboration is a five-year project in which 1,000 Africans, including Ugandans will study at Tottori University.
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