Message from Director
Hokkaido University Africa Office in Lusaka, the first information centre of Japanese University in sub-Saharan Africa
In April 2012, Hokkaido University honorably launched its first overseas office in sub-Saharan region of Africa, which is in the suburb of Lusaka, the capital city of the Republic of Zambia. This office is located at the centre of excellence of knowledge of the nation, the University of Zambia on the basis of a long lasting successful relationship between these two Universities.
As Hokkaido University expands its activity for constructing the global network, this regional office in Africa disseminates the information of the University activities to higher education institutions in the African countries as its publicity strategy. This aims to provide necessary information and support for African students and researchers who wish to study and work in Hokkaido University, and to encourage to initiate research collaboration with Hokkaido University.
Hokkaido University Africa Office in Lusaka is currently running the project to promote more students to study in Japan, under Japanese government. Staff members in this office act as representatives of Japanese higher education institutions to provide the required information to students in sub-Saharan Africa.
Masahiro Okumura, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. JCVS
Director, Hokkaido University Africa Office in Lusaka
Professor, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine