The delegates participated in a mini-symposium organized by NWU according to a relationship with the University of Leicester (UOL), the UK. This is the 10th Symposium between the two institutes on Biosciences, focusing on Cell and Molecular studies. In this symposium, graduate students from UOL and NWU presented various mechanisms of many cellular and molecular biological processes in many model organisms. In addition, there was a presentation in the field of ecology from Payo Emilio García.
Nara is a prefecture located near Kyoto and Osaka, in the middle of the main island of Japan. It is home to many historically important temples, shrines, and other constructions and is famous for the free-roaming deer in Nara Park. Many of the early emperors built their palaces in Nara Prefecture, formerly called Yamato. Its capital, Nara City, was once called Heijo and was selected as the location of Japan’s first permanent capital.
For the last activity in Nara City, thanks to an introduction by Prof. Takasu Fugo, the HNUE team visited Nara University of Education (NUE), which is one of the largest universities in Education in Japan. At the meeting with Prof. Maeda Koji (Vice President of NUE) and Prof. Yoshimura Masahito (Director of the Center for Intercultural Exchange and Studies, NUE), Dr. Hau expressed the desire to cooperate in the field of education between the two universities. The meeting mentioned several education issues namely school education systems in Vietnam, education programs in HNUE and practice teaching activities. Professors from NUE stated that they will arrange an official visit to HNUE for collaboration discussion soon.
Finally, the two univeristies firmly believe that research and training collaborations will grow in a higher step, and exchange activities will be more efficient soon.