Irkutsk State University welcomed the delegation from Hokkaido University, with the international workshop organized under the East Russia–Japan Expert Education Program (RJE3).
At the opening ceremony ISU students presented information about Irkutsk region and history of Irkutsk State University as well as shared own impressions about Japan. The workshop lasted for one week and included lectures and discussions in such spheres as environmental studies, archaeology, history of Russian-Japanese relations and regional studies.
East Russia–Japan Expert Education Program RJE3 is conducted under “Strengthening the Universities' International Potential” Project supported by the Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of Japan. Irkutsk Sate University has taken part in this program along with Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok), North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk), Sakhalin State University (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) and Pacific State University (Khabarovsk) since October 2014. The program is targeted at creating the system of international cooperation to train specialists capable of being leaders in such spheres as education, culture, ecology and sustainable development of Far East regions.