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The University of Nairobi and Hokkaido University today Wednesday 26th October held a fair where close to 20 universities from Japan exhibited various activities.
During the event the Government of Japan announced that it was targeting more than 300,000 foreign studies to study in the various universities in Japan by the year 2018 and 120,000 Japanese students to have studies in other countries across the globe.
Speaking during the event the Japanese ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Tatsushi Terada said that Japanese Universities acknowledged that Japanese Universities offer the best education globally and he also noted that the Nobel Peace Prize winner for medicine was from Japan.
The DVC, Student Affairs Prof. Isaac Mbeche, who spoke on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Mbithi noted that UON was committed to partner and collaborate with other universities and to make the UON an international World Class university.
The University aims at 20% internationalization in the numbers of students on exchange programs, curriculum, joint programs, and mobility among other areas. The Japanese government has a Top Global Universities Program for 13 top Universities in Japan. This is a scholarship fund worth 2.5M USD for the purpose of internationalization that will run for 10 years.
The event was attended by students and representatives from public and private Universities.