In Summary

Swinburne University of Technology has re-signed its education agreement with Aichi Prefectural University, during celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the sister state relationship between Victoria and the Japanese prefecture of Aichi.

The Agreement for Academic Cooperation between the two universities was first signed in 2014.

The relationship has resulted in:

  • two students from Aichi brought to Swinburne for five weeks of study
  • six teachers from the Aichi Board of Education completing a five week ‘Skills Up’ English program
  • teachers from the Board of Education hosted by Swinburne’s English Language Centre.

The 2015 re-signing took place at the Friends of Aichi 35th Anniversary event, held at the Sofitel hotel in Melbourne.

The Department of Cabinet & Premier also coordinated a meeting between Aichi’s Vice‑Governor and a delegation from Aichi Prefectural University, with Swinburne’s Vice-President (International and Students), Mr Jeffrey Smart, at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus.

Aichi’s Vice‑Governor, Senta Morioka, and Mr Smart discussed the importance of fostering a range of collaborative partnerships between Swinburne and Aichi, including students and academic exchange.