University of Bordeaux (France) Delegate Visits Kumamoto University

On September 16, 2016, Prof. Dr. Vincent Dousset, Vice President for International Relations, Dr. Reiko Oda, and Dr. Kentaro Mori of the University of Bordeaux paid a courtesy call on Kumamoto University President Shinji Harada and Professor Kazuki Takashima, Vice President for International Affairs.


The University of Bordeaux is one of the top-level universities in education and research in France, and was established on January 1, 2014 by the merger of three universities: the University Bordeaux 1, the University Bordeaux Segalen, and the University Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.

Since the establishment of a university-level exchange agreement with the Pole University of Bordeaux including the University of Bordeaux in 2007, we have maintained a close relationship through exchanging students and researchers.

In March 2015, the Sciences and Technologies Department of the University of Bordeaux and the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Kumamoto University established an agreement for the double degree program. Additionally, a French-Japan joint laboratory for chiral nanostructures was established at Kumamoto University in October 2015.


President Harada and Vice President Dousset shared their views on the possibility of future academic and student exchange and agreed to promote exchanges in the field of medical sciences, which is the special field of the Presidents of the two universities, as well as Vice President Dousset.

During the meeting with Vice President Takashima, both sides introduced the university to each other and exchanged views about future collaboration in the field of natural science, and the courtesy call ended on a good note.


This visit is expected to promote further exchanges between the two universities.





From left to right: Dr. Mori, Dr. Oda, Vice President Dousset, President Harada, Prof. Ihara



From left to right: Assoc. Prof. Takafuji, Dr. Mori, Vice President Takashima,
Vice President Dousset, Dr. Oda, Prof. Ihara