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Fostering International Collaboration: NUCB selected to provide Training Program for Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education

Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB) hosted a three-week training program from October 16 to November 3, 2023, welcoming 10 officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Egyptian equivalent of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). During their stay in Japan, these participants gained insights into the Japanese university system and its operations. In addition to this, the program included visits to local high schools, elementary schools, and companies, offering them opportunities to immerse themselves in Japanese education and culture.

Case Method Classroom Observation

All NUCB educational institutes have adopted the "case method" teaching approach, designed to nurture students' problem-solving abilities and inspire them to address management challenges from their distinct viewpoints.

At NUCB Undergraduate School - the visiting members visited two classes within our Global BBA Program - "International Management," instructed by Professor Hakeem, and "Management Information Systems," led by Professor Louie Wong.

The visitors got to witness first hand our flagship English taught bachelor program which offers an engaging learning environment where students collaborate with peers from more than 50 countries across the globe. This distinctive setting is not only highly regarded in Japan but also recognized as a global benchmark in management education on the international stage.

Visit to Aichi Prefectural Nisshin High School and Nisshin City Kita Elementary School

On Friday, October 20th, the visitors embarked on a visit to Aichi Prefectural Nisshin High School and Nisshin Municipal Kita Elementary School. During their time at Nisshin High School, they had the opportunity to observe classes in information science, mathematics, calligraphy, and explore a special classroom used by the tea ceremony club. Additionally, they gained insights into the high school's distinctive approach, textbooks, and entrance examination system.

At the Elementary School, the guests attended a second-grade math class, which featured Arabic welcome letters adorning the classroom and a bulletin board dedicated to their research on Egypt. Following the class, they witnessed the food service and the students enjoying their school lunch. This experience deepened their understanding of primary and secondary education in Japan, and the crucial facilities and human resources that support educational activities, ultimately contributing to higher education in the country.

Visit to Marumo Takagi Pottery Co.

On Thursday, November 1st, the group embarked on a visit to Marumo Takagi Pottery in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture. Tajimi City boasts a rich tradition of over 1,300 years in Mino pottery production. During the visit, the group had the chance to explore Marumo Takagi Pottery's showroom, which proudly showcases an impressive collection of over 40,000 pottery items. Additionally, they toured the pottery factory, where skilled artisans hand-paint the pottery, and examined the four kilns designed to meet diverse production requirements.

A captivating demonstration took place in the test kitchen, where the newest pottery, capable of changing color in response to temperature and light, was showcased. This innovation garnered significant interest from the visitors. The tour not only enriched the participants' understanding of traditional Japanese culture but also highlighted the significance of pottery, a symbol of Japan, in supporting the country's