Delegates from University of Santiago de Compostela Delivered Special Lectures as a Part of “VIA LÁCTEA Project” 【KU-GLOCS ACT.39】


On June 13 and 14, Gonzalo Francísco Fernández Suárez, Vice-Dean of Humanities Faculty of University of Santiago de Compostela and other delegates visited Kanazawa University as a part of “VIA LÁCTEA Project” and gave special lectures hosted by International Student Center and Center for Cultural Resource Studies. During the two days special lectures, approximately 40 audiences gained a deeper understanding of the historical and archaeological value of Roman wall in Lugo, Spain and the multilingual societies of the world today.

On 15, the delegates paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Yamamoto. At the meeting, there was a discussion on the on-going cooperation between  University of Santiago de Compostela 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.