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SERC signs agreement of Friendship with the National Institute of Technology, Kagoshima College, Japan

As part of their international strategy, South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has recently signed an agreement of Friendship and Cooperation with President Dr Tetsuji Chohji from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kagoshima College, Japan to strengthen mutual relationships and appreciation between both educational establishments.  

Professor Chohji travelled to SERC last week to officially sign the agreement between SERC and NIT Kagoshima College and agree areas for future collaboration including student and staff exchange.  During his visit, Professor Chohji toured the Lisburn Campus and got the opportunity to speak to students, lecturers and staff.

SERC Head of Quality, Excellence and Development Claire Henderson said, “This exciting milestone recognises our continuing focus on promoting SERC on a global scale and we look forward to the partnership developing over the years."

“Our international strategy is to seek opportunities through the development of sustainable global partnerships. The College has been actively seeking to broaden these connections into countries where English is not the main native language and with Dr. Chohji now on board, we will be able to do just that.”

The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kagoshima College, will work alongside SERC to share cultural ideas and information through cooperation and joint activities. Other activities will include promoting SERC and exchanging ideas in sharing good practice in areas of vocational education and industrial relevance by establishing an international internship programme.

SERC Principal Ken Webb said, “It is testimony to the growing reputation of SERC that we have been successful in developing this partnership and other successful partnerships throughout the years. I have great pleasure in signing the agreement of Friendship and Cooperation as we strengthen our international partnership with Japan.”

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