Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is delighted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Hachinohe College from Japan.

This week, Otago Polytechnic welcomed visitors from Japanese Kosens (Engineering Colleges).

The visitors represented Kosens from 3 different regions in Japan along with a representative from the National Institute of Kosens governing body:

Professor Abe, Hachinohe College

Professor Hashizume, Toba Kosen

Professor Mitsunaga, Kumamoto College

Mr Maeda, Deputy Manager, International Affairs Office, National Institute of Kosens

Marc Doesburg, Director of Internationalisation, says Otago Polytechnic is very pleased to sign the MOU with Hachinohe College.  “We’re very much looking forward to further developing our relationship and welcoming Kosen students to Otago Polytechnic to pursue studies with an applied English and engineering focus.”

The Kosens are responding to the Japanese Ministry of Education’s directive for education providers to actively promote global human resource development, and therefore prepare the younger generation to improve global competitiveness and enhance ties between nations.

“We welcome this interaction as it helps us internationalise Otago Polytechnic and prepare our students for the global workforce” Mr Doesburg says.

Expiry: 28 Feb 2017