Feb. 5, 2018

Staffordshire University develops exchange partnership with Japanese sports institute

Staffordshire University is developing an exciting exchange program with a prestigious sports institute in Japan. Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU) in Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Staffordshire University to develop a sport and cultural exchange program.

Head of the Department for Sport and Exercise at Staffordshire University, James Capper, and lecturer in Sport Psychology Andrew Wood, both spent a week at NSSU. James explains, “We saw first-hand the range and level of sporting, cultural and academic experiences that would be available to Staffordshire students whilst at NSSU in Tokyo. Andrew and I also met a range of academics at the university and explored possible research and teaching collaborations.”

He continues, “With the 2019 Rugby World Cup being held in Tokyo and the 2020 Olympics being hosted in the city the profile of sport is high. Our students and staff could be part of this both by physical exchanges but also via remote linking and student projects.”

James concludes, “This is a very exciting partnership. There is real potential to develop the existing MOU into some very specific activities with student exchanges at the heart of them and this will now be the plan for 2017-18 and beyond.”

NSSU boasts a number of Olympic gold medallists among its graduates, and is officially accredited by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Staffordshire University is the only Higher Education partner in the UK working with NSSU.

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Content added on 5th February 2018. 

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