BayEcotarium signs MOU with Sophia University, Japan
The Bay Ecotarium recently signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding with Sophia University (est. 1913), one of the top private Universities in Japan. With agreements with 370 overseas universities in 77 countries, Sophia University led the move of internationalization of Japan enhancing teaching and research for its faculty and students, fostering reciprocity for others to do the same in Japan; it is regarded as Japan’s pioneer in Global Education.
The Program of Work will be led by the Bay Academy and the counterpart institution at Sophia University – Institute for Studies of the Global Environment. It will focus on joint and articulated professional certificate programs; grant writing, teaching, research and cultural activities; mobility of faculty, scholars, and students between institutions; and develop and share STEAM educational materials, among other areas of collaboration.
This partnership is expected to be mutually beneficial and will increase the national and global reach for both institutions. The synergy aims to further increase collaborations between the United States and Japan, and steadfastly tackle ocean conservation issues globally.