Students from Japan and Women in Wars
The University of Opole has hosted a group of Japanese students
from our partner university- Kobe College. They were staying in Opole for four
days under the supervision of Professor Yolanda Tsuda and Dr. Błażej Choroś of
the Institute of Political Science. They came to Opole to participate in a
workshop run by Dr Anna Czerner, a sociologist, who prepared an interactive class
at the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War entitled 'Is war a man's thing? How
the museum artifacts tell the war stories about women'.
Accompanied by the summer trainees of the Office for International Study Programmes, the students visited also the Voivodeship Office, Moszna Castle and the Open-Air Museum in Opole.
On Sunday, the group visited the University of Opole, had a meeting with Dr Stankomir Nicieja, Dr Michał Wanke and Dr Barbara Curyło at the University Museum. They talked about the university and their future plans.
It was the third workshop and the third consecutive group of Japanese student invited by Dr Choroś, who organizes workshops on different social issues for our Asian colleagues every summer. Professor Yolanda Tsuda of the School of Letters is a professor of Global Studies and specializes in the issues of migrations and gender relations.
Kobe College, established in 1875, is a female only institution and has recently started another project together with the University of Opole in the framework of Erasmus+. We are expecting a visiting professor from Kobe College in Opole later this academic year.