UNAM and Hokkaido University expand cooperation on research and development

The University of Namibia (UNAM) and Hokkaido University (HU) in Japan, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster research, education, and development in various sectors.

Part of this five-year-agreement is a multidisciplinary regional initiative that will study the contamination of heavy metals in the environment and how it affects human and animal health. This initiative links to the One Health concept, a key component of the UNAM research agenda.

HU Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Takiguchi Mitsuyoshi, remarked that he hopes the “agreement will lead to further developments of both universities. HU brings to this collaboration strength in toxicology and environmental sciences and infectious diseases.”

UNAM Vice Chancellor, Prof Kenneth Matengu, welcomed the collaboration and stated that Namibia’s wildlife industry is big, which means “we need to strengthen our capabilities to make sure we conduct research that will help these industries thrive sustainably.”

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