A report meeting was held in Vientiane on Mar 24 for 39 JDS master’s degree holders and two PhD scholars who have returned to Laos from Japan to share their experiences when studying in Japan and present their research highlights.
The returned scholars of Japan’s Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship – JDS – from 18th and 19 batch of Master’s programme and 1st batch of Doctoral programme have completed their two years for Master’s and three years for Doctoral courses. As part of their post graduate programmes, they studied subjects related to social and economic development of Laos.
At the Wednesday meeting, representatives of the returned fellows presented the overview and outcomes of their research and the proposals to their organizations as well as their experiences in Japan. The fellows’ future plans were also shared with the audience.
Representatives from JDS Operating Committee, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Home Affairs, Embassy of Japan and JICA Laos Office attended the meeting.
Ms Asuka Kato, Second Secretary from Embassy of Japan as Vice Chair of JDS Operating Committee, congratulated the fellows on the completion of study and encouraged them to contribute to the development of the Lao PDR, and wished them good luck for their careers.
This year, 20 new Master’s fellows (22th batch) and two Doctoral fellows (5th batch) will be sent to Japan in August.
Launched in 1999 with assistance of the Government of Japan, JDS Project in Laos aims to support human resource development of Laos, targeting highly capable and young government officials who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans.
Source: Lao News Agency