TUFS and The University of Pretoria, South Africa, Become Partner Institutions

March 14, 2017

At TUFS, since the establishment of the African area studies course in the School of International and Area Studies with the department reorganisation in 2012, we have actively expanded relations with Africa, particularly the Sub-Saharan region.

Continuing on from the University of Zambia in September 2013 and the University on Zimbabwe in December 2015, a partnership has recently been agreed on with the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and will come into effect on Thursday 18 th August. On Monday 22 nd August, prof. Shimada and associate prof. Sakai of African area studies and associate prof visited the university to attend the handing over of the agreement.

Prof. Maluleke (Advisor to the VC and Principal)

Prof. Hartell, Director, Centre for Japanese studies and co.

The University of Pretoria was established in 1907, and is the largest research institution in South Africa, with 9 departments and 140 courses. Focusing on the faculty of humanities and Center for Japanese Studies established at TUFS last year, the plan is to promote the exchange of students and researchers.


Every year, at African area studies at TUFS receives visits from the ambassadors for the 12 countries that are part of the South African Area Development Community (SADC), and receives lectures in a relay form.

For information on learning about and learning from Africa, please look at 'TUFS Today Africa feature'

http://tufstoday.com/articles/20150918-02/ (link in Japanese)