An inauguration ceremony for the University of Tsukuba Almaty Office, which was established at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2014, was held at the university on November 11.
Attendees from the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University included the following people: First Vice-Rector Burkitbayev Mukhambetkali; Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Jubatova Bayan; Director of the International Cooperation Department, Aizhan B. Smailova; and relevant staff and students from the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Attendees from the University of Tsukuba included Vice President Caroline Fern Benton, Professor Masaki Ono of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central Asian Office Director of the University of Tsukuba, and Hiroyoshi Matsuzaki, Head of the Office of Global Initiative.
The ceremony started with an opening speech by First Vice-Rector Burkitbayev and Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies Jubatova. They expressed their gratitude to the University of Tsukuba for having made efforts to foster exchanges with universities in Kazakhstan.
In response, Vice President Benton and Professor Ono expressed their willingness to further promote academic exchange with countries in the Central Asia region.
The inauguration ceremony for the Almaty Office
A ribbon-cutting ceremony
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