Signing ceremony for the Joint Campus held between University Sains Malaysia and Osaka University
A virtual signing ceremony for the Joint Campus between Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Osaka University (OU) was held on Thursday, July 14, 2022. This Joint Campus is based on OU’s ASEAN Campus Project and is OU’s first ASEAN Campus in Malaysia.
The ceremony was attended by USM members who will contribute to strengthening the partnership, including Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International) Professor Dato’ Dr. Narimah Samat. OU attendees included President NISHIO Shojiro, Executive Vice President KAWAHARA Genta, and academic staff who have collaborated with USM in education and research for many years. With the signing of the agreement, collaboration between both universities is expected to intensify in the very near future.
The ceremony included remarks from President NISHIO and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dato’ Dr. Faisal Rafiq Mahamd Adikan, in which they talked about promoting student and researcher exchange, and collaboration with companies through the ASEAN Campus.
New opportunities for student exchange will begin in the near future, such as the Osaka University International Certificate Program, conducted in hybrid form, and the Double Degree Program, which will utilize the ASEAN Campus.