This December VMU lector and chief coordinator of the Centre for Asian Studies dr. Linas Didvalis was visiting University of Ljubljana in Slovenia based on Erasmus+ Teaching Visit program. This opportunity allowed to visit faculties of arts and social sciences, learn more about the status of Asian studies, meet academic staff and discuss future cooperation. Dr. Didvalis also gave three lectures to both BA and MA students: about environmental movements in Japan, challenges in East Asian international relations and China’s impact on international development policies.

University of Ljubljana has been conducting Asian studies since 1995, especially in the fields of Chinese and Japanese studies. This spring semester the Centre for Asian Studies is planning to receive the visit of university’s Japanese language professor Chikako Shigemori Bučar.