Delegates from the University of Minho Delivered Special Lectures as a Part of “VIA LÁCTEA Project” 【KU-GLOCS ACT.6】


On July 3rd, Xaquín Núñez Sabarís, Vice Dean, Institute of Arts and Humanities of University of Minho and other delegates visited Kanazawa University as a part of “VIA LÁCTEA Project” and gave special lectures hosted by the International Student Center and the Foreign Language Institute. The special lectures were delivered in English and approximately 20 audiences gained a deeper understanding of intercultural competence in the European society and the culture of Chinese tea in Portugal. At the end of the lecture, the audiences enjoyed the Chinese tea about which they have learned.

Prior to the lecture, delegates from the University of Minho paid a courtesy visit to President Yamazaki. At the meeting, there was a discussion on the on-going cooperation between the University of Minho and our university such as “VIA LÁCTEA Project.”

“VIA LÁCTEA Project” offers a Japan-EU mobility semester program which aims primarily to foster the transnational employability of participants in the expanding cultural services and heritage management sector. The program’s transnational theme is the twinning of two UNESCO World Heritage pilgrim routes: the route of Santiago de Compostela in the northwestern part of the Iberian Peninsula and Kumano Kodo in Japan. “VIA LÁCTEA Project” offers a mobility semester program to 40 students and short stays for 28 staffs from four partner institutions during its three-year program running from October 2014 to September 2017.