Oct 6, 2011
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malawi, H.E., Reuben Ngwenya, visited APU and met with APU Vice-Presidents YAMAGAMI and HONMA. The Ambassador was accompanied by the Embassy’s Second Secretary, Stephen Mmodzi.
During their discussions, the Ambassador spoke of his hopes for a continuing strong relationship between APU and Malawi: “The programs that you have developed and the University’s graduate employment track record are very encouraging and I hope that APU and Malawian institutions will engage in student and faculty exchange in the future. The education and opportunities our students receive in Japan are contributing greatly to the development of our country”.
In response, Vice-President HONMA spoke about the history of the University and how it managed to become a successful example of internationalisation in Japan. “To internationalize an existing university is a difficult task, but we have achieved it because we aimed to be an international university from the outset and have developed our faculty and curriculum accordingly”.
The group discussed a range of topics including the recent earthquake and recovery process, internationalization, and the kind of attributes employers look for when hiring new recruits.
There are currently two students from Malawi at APU and the University continues to develop a strong relationship with the African nation. Over the past few years a number of Malawian dignitaries have visited our campus including the President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Dr. Bingu Wa MUTHARIKA, and the Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Joyce BANDA.