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Partnerships and Memoranda of Understanding and Agreement

June 4, 2018  MOU signing - Dean Nathan Murata of COE and President Kyung-Sung Kim of Seoul National University of Education

The College of Education's (COE) International and Special Programs unit at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa develops and maintains sustainable international exchanges and partnerships in higher education with institutions from other parts of the world including the Asia Pacific and Europe. 

By the end of 2017, the college has formal memoranda of understanding (MoU) with 23 international partners in Asia and Europe, including institutions in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nepal, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

COE's international collaboration focuses on the exchange of faculty and students, sharing academic resources, conducting joint projects of mutual interest, and in some cases collaborating on awarding graduate degrees.  


  • Peking University (Institute of Social Economy and Culture), Beijing
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou


  • Asahi University, Gifu
  • Bukkyo University, Kyoto
  • Hakuoh University, Oyama
  • Kyoto University Graduate School of Education
  • Miyagi University of Education, Sendai
  • Nippon Sport Science University, Tokyo
  • Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
  • Sendai University, Shibata
  • The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Nagoya


  • North Kazakhstan State University, Petropavl


  • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur


  • Kathmandu University, Kathmandu


  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim


  • Moscow Institute of Open Education, Moscow
  • Moscow State Pedagogic University, Moscow

South Korea

  • Keimyung University, Daegu
  • Seoul National University of Education


  • Thurgau University of Teacher Education, Kreuzlingen


  • National Chiayi University


  • Hanoi National University of Education
  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Education
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organizations Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC), Ho Chi Minh City
  • Thai Nguyen University