Mongolia Satellite Campus holds 2018 Entrance Ceremony
The Mongolia Satellite Campus of the Asian Satellite Campuses Institute (ASCI) held the entrance ceremony on October 22, 2018 in Ulaanbaatar to welcome six newly admitted students pursuing the ASCI doctoral programs at four graduate schools of Nagoya University. The six new students will take advantage of the unique opportunity offered at ASCI to pursue doctoral degree study, while continuing work at their respective organization, at Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Environmental Studies and Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Ganbold Ganbayar, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, Mr. Takaoka Masato, President of Nagoya University, Professor Matsuo Seiichi and delegations from various universities, government organizations including rectors, deans and professors from universities and heads of Government agencies and departments. The Director of ASCI, Professor Isoda Fumio and deans and professors from the four graduate schools of Nagoya University also attended the ceremony.
Director of ASCI, Professor Isoda Fumio, in his opening address, said that starting from this year the Graduate School of Education and Human Development of Nagoya University will admit students to their doctoral program in Mongolia and the transnational doctoral program will be implemented in both Japanese and English languages at the request of the Dean of the School of Law, National University of Mongolia (NUM). He then noted that he expects the graduates from the program will be leaders in Asia and the world.
The President of Nagoya University, Matsuo Seiichi noted that Nagoya University has agreements with 10 Mongolian educational institutions and ASCI plays an important role in Nagoya University’s activities to develop human resources in Asia. The ASCI’s use of its local campuses, to educate the human resources both in the respective countries and in Japan, is unprecedented in Japan so far. He finally expressed his hope that the activities of ASCI will bring up young talented professionals, who will greatly contribute to the development of their respective countries.
Deputy Minister of Education, Mr. Ganbold Ganbayar affirmed the Mongolian Government’s resolve to retrain civil servants and improve their professional skills. He then noted the importance of expanding the doctoral program into educational field and congratulated the new doctoral students. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, Mr. Takaoka Masato said he is proud of the role that Japan plays in Mongolia’s development as many Mongolian people, educated in Japan, work actively and contribute to the development of the society. He highlighted ASCI’s activity as a representative example of various important activities Nagoya University carries out in Mongolia and congratulated the six doctoral students for their enrollment.
Later, Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Professor Ueda Takeo, Deputy Dean of the Graduate School of Law, Mizushima Tomonori, Professor Hamajima Nobuyuki of the Graduate School of Medicine, and Vice Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Professor Nishizawa Yasuhiko made presentations on the research and education activities at their respective graduate schools. The new students then had the opportunity to express their expectations for the transnational doctoral program. Finally, Academician, Professor Sodovsuren Narangerel, who is an ‘Honorary doctor’ of Nagoya University made the closing remark and thanked Nagoya University and the Government of Japan for their contribution to the development of higher education in Mongolia.