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The 11th International Week (November 1-December 14, 2019)

2020.03.31

Chuo University presented the 11th International Week this year with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Asian regions.

From left, Professor, Director of the International Center, Hiroshi Shirai,The Ambassador of the Republic of Benin. His Excellency Makarimi Abissola Adechoubou, Dean of the faculty of science and engineering, Kazuo KASHIYAMA.
more than 100 students attended the lectrue by the ambassodor.
Beginning in 2011, International Week offers various events focusing on a certain country, region, or international organization every year, with the aim of promoting the internationalization of Chuo and motivating the students’ intellectual curiosity.

In the year of 2019, the University launched a series of events including a lecture by Ambassador of Benin, open classes with special lecturers from international organizations such as UNICEF, World Bank, and JICA, and an African film festival (screenings three documentary movies) with special guest speakers. Moreover, special lectures and projects were held to learn about international cooperation with the theme of Africa. Some various guest speakers such as an international students from Gabonese Republic, graduates active in Africa, some sudents who had done internship in Africa gave their presentations with diverse experiences. In addition, there were some events relating the theme; African photo exhibition were held in library community space, the college cafeterias offer some African menus, and the college stationary store cordinated the African product exhibitions. 

Detail of these events can be seen here (Japanese site).

 
Chuo Students experienced UNICEF fundraising
African Film Festival
Talk sessions with students after their presentations
cafeteria offered various African menus (this one is Ghanaian Chicken and Peanut Stew)
Special lecture by UNICEF
African photo exhibition