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Rikkyo University signs an academic exchange agreement with BRAC in Bangladesh: Toward co-operation in research and fostering talent for poverty alleviation


Rikkyo University President Hideitsu Ohashi welcomed Fazle Hasan Abed on January 20th, and awarded him an honorary doctorate in humane letters in a ceremony followed by Dr. Abed’s commemorative lecture: “A New Path to Innovate Our Global Society.” Abed is the chairperson of BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee), one of the world’s biggest NGOs, headquartered in Bangladesh.

Rikkyo University, BRAC, and BRAC University have also signed a comprehensive co-operation agreement in both academic and practical terms. Focusing on Japan and other Asian countries, this alliance will lead to a partnership in research and education aiming to solve social problems that coincide with the advancement of globalization, such as poverty, governance issues, and environmental problems.

The agreement stipulates:
(1) Providing Rikkyo faculty and graduate students with opportunities for long-term internship and fieldwork at BRAC
(2) Accepting staff at BRAC and faculty at BRAC University to Rikkyo
(3) Conducting joint researches by BRAC, BRAC University and Rikkyo University

Rikkyo University President Ohashi (left) and Dr. Abed

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