Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes delegation visits Okayama University to strengthen partnership


A delegation from the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes in France visited Okayama University President Hirofumi Makino, on 15 May 2017.

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes and Okayama University signed a university level agreement of cooperation and student exchange appendix in September 2015.

The visiting delegation included Professor Jeanne Duvallet, Vice President in charge of International Relations at Grenoble Institute of Technology; Ms. Elisa Glangeau, Head of the International Relations Office; and Ms. Anne Fracchia, Head of the Administration of the “Collège des Ecoles Doctorales". During the meeting, President Makino said, “Achieving a fruitful academic relationship is the main objective of our partnership with Grenoble. And in the future we want to strengthen our partnership, including medical-related collaborations.”

During their visit Professor Duvallet and her colleagues also had a meeting about research exchange with Executive Vice President for International Affairs Hiroshi Kanzaki, Executive Vice President for Research Daiji Takeuchi, researchers from Okayama University, and exchange students from the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes.

During the meeting, the representatives from Okayama University’s explained the structure and contents of postgraduate education courses and the Discovery Program for Global Learners. The participants also took this opportunity to share opinions on future exchanges between both universities.

To date, Okayama University and the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes have been conducting joint studies on collaborative research and student exchanges. This visit is expected to further strengthen ties between our two universities.

Further information
Okayama University (English page)

Okayama University (Japanese page)

Group photograph to commemorative the visit.

Meeting to exchange views on future collaborations.