29 March 2017
The President of the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Makoto Gonokami, ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt and ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Dean, Professor Michael Wesley met to celebrate the signing of a double degree agreement in public policy.
This initiative will allow students to spend a year in Canberra and Tokyo, and then graduate with a Master of Public Policy degree from both institutions.
This agreement further cements the strong ties between ANU and the University of Tokyo, and enhances educational collaborations, especially in the field of public policy.
“While the agreement connects our two universities, at its core, this agreement is about connecting people and building communities. It’s about cross-cultural learning and collaboration which plays an important role in shaping future Australian and Japanese policymakers,” says Professor Wesley.
“This is an exciting opportunity for students and will prepare them for dynamic careers around the Asia Pacific region. I’m pleased our College is at the forefront of these types of partnerships.”
“Agreements such as this, which foster cross-cultural scholarly communities, play an important role in strengthening Australia-Japan relations and I’m looking forward to seeing the great things ANU and UTokyo students will do with this unique learning and hopefully life-changing experience,” says Professor Wesley.
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