Pharos University Participated in a Seminar on “The Sustainable Staff and Student Exchange between Japan and Middle East”

Dr. Tamer El-Sawy, a lecturer at the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management and the faculty International Relations Coordinator represented the PUA International Relations Department in a seminar entitled “The Sustainable Staff and Student Exchange between Japan and the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)”. This seminar was held under the auspices of the Japan Network for International Education. This was held on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019 at Conrad Cairo Hotel. Pharos University was invited by Kyushu University, one of the leading Japanese universities which organized this seminar in coordination with the University of Tsukuba and the Embassy of Japan in Egypt. The aim of this seminar was to acquaint attendees with many of the funded scholarships and the opportunities available for student/ staff exchange between Egyptian and Japanese universities and strengthen the academic links between the Japanese and MENA universities. In Addition, it aimed to increase the numbers of Egyptian students who study in Japan through funded scholarships in Japan. This seminar was attended by many Japanese academics and governmental officials, the foremost among them was H.E. Ambassador Mr. Masaki Noke, the Japan Ambassador to Egypt. In addition, Prof. Masato Wakayama, the Executive Vice President of Kyushu University; Prof. Koichiro Watanabe, the Vice President of Kyushu University; Mr. Hidinori Oshima, the Director of the Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in Egypt and Assistant Prof. Takifumi Nakamura, a representative of the University of Tsukuba as well as some representatives of various Egyptian universities attended this seminar.