We have concluded an academic exchange agreement with the Faculty of Education at Leipzig University in the Federal Republic of Germany. Leipzig University Professor Barbara Drinck visited Osaka Kyoiku University on March 11 , and brought the agreement with her for President Nagao to sign. Established in 1409, Leipzig University, located in Saxony in the east of Germany, has a history and traditions spanning over 600 years. The University has fourteen faculties (Theology; Law; Education; History, Art and Oriental Studies; Philology; Social Sciences and Philosophy; Economics and Management Science; Sport Science; Medicine; Mathematics and Computer Science; Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology; Physics and Earth Science; Chemistry and Mineralogy; Veterinary Medicine) and has approximately 25,000 students. Having concluded this academic exchange agreement with the Faculty of Education, Japanese-German theoretical and practical comparative research will commence in the fields of teaching methodology research, teacher training, and school planning. These are three very important research themes, and we look forward to this new collaboration coming to fruition.