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A University Fostering Exchange and Diversity: President of Kyoto Seika University, Oussouby Sacko
Where We Call Home
12m 40s

Broadcast on October 27, 2020
Available until November 10, 2021

We follow Oussouby Sacko, the first university president in Japan to be from an African country. He's been devoting himself to fostering exchanges between Japanese students and those from abroad who've been increasing in numbers thanks to Sacko's efforts. However, the pandemic is making it harder for him to pursue his goal of a university open to diversity. (This program was broadcast on October 13, 2020.)

photo In 2018, Mali-born Oussouby Sacko competed with two Japanese professors for the position of president, and was elected. photo Sacko came to Japan in 1991 where, at Kyoto University, he pursued a master's degree researching spatial design that encouraged exchanges between people. photo Sacko strongly believes there is nothing like what we learn from direct experience. It's something he learned through his interactions with students.