he University Agreement between Saitama University (SU) and Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University (PNPU), Ukraine has been concluded. Although anyone of SU couldn’t participate due to the current situation with COVID-19, the signing ceremony was hold at PNPU.
PNPU is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine and its history goes back to the Poltava Teachers Institute, founded in 1914. It consists of 36 departments and 7 schools. It is highly appreciated for teaching and research within the country and has a reputation for fostering of teachers specially.
Some concrete collaborative activities have been taken place between both universities. Prof. Susumu Nonaka of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences has carried out joint research with Prof. Olga Nikolenko from 2012 and held the co-hosted online seminar in 2020. It is expected that the conclusion of this agreement will enable the entire universities to further promote academic and student exchanges.