Two Guests from Osaka University Japan Visits UPI

Nobuhide Sawamura(Left) and Nobuhide Katayama(Right) from Osaka University


On February 11, 2020, UPI welcomed Nobuhide Sawamura, Ph.D., and Nobuhide Katayama, Ph.D. from Osaka University Japan, at Partere UPI Building. The purpose of their visit was to conduct research related to community learning. They planned to observe some Community Learning Activity Center or Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat (PKBM) in Bandung.

The guests were welcomed by Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D. as The Head of Office of International Education and Relations (OIER), he said the arrival of the two guests could strengthen the partnership relationship between the two universities, especially in joint research.

The Vice President UPI of Research, Partnerships, and Business, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M.A. in his welcoming remarks stated, “I hope the collaboration between UPI and Osaka University will continue and more collaboration in the future.”

Some representatives from Non-Formal Education Program (PENMAS) UPI also attended the meeting; the head of Non-Formal Education Program Dr. Asep Saepudin, M.Pd., also Dr. Iip Saripah, M.Pd., and Dr. Yanti Shantini, M.Pd.

Mr. Katayama and Mr. Sawamura expressed their gratitude for the welcome. They said UPI welcomed them very well; they were pleased to be in Bandung and received so much help to conduct their program.

Other than the research project, the possible collaboration also discussed. There is the possibility of future partnerships program between Osaka University with PENMAS UPI for lecturer discussion and cooperation in research in related programs. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)