University of Mbuji-Mayi (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Rector Pays a Courtesy Visit to President Harada
On July 27, 2015, Professor Tumba Ghislain Disashi, M.D., Ph.D., and Rector of the University of Mbuji-Mayi (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa) paid a courtesy call to President Shinji Harada.
The University of Mbuji-Mayi is located in Mbuji-Mayi, the capital of East Kasai Province in the middle of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Half of its 1,800 students are medical students.
Rector Disashi studied at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Kumamoto University from 1992 to 1997, and obtained a doctoral degree. This visit was realized in accordance with Rector Disashi’s strong desire to deepen relations with his alma mater, as a first step to promote inter-university exchange activities focusing on student exchange with Japanese universities.
During the visit, President Harada and Rector Disashi exchanged opinions regarding future exchange programs for researchers and students, and agreed to develop exchange activities between the two universities.
Prior to the courtesy call, Rector Disashi visited Honjo Campus and met with Professor Yasuharu Nishimura, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences. They discussed student exchange programs in the life science field. Rector Disashi also visited facilities such as the Department of Medical Engineering Center of Kumamoto University Hospital, the Center for AIDS Research and the Institute of Pulsed Power Science.
Rector Disashi was surprised to see how much Kumamoto University had transformed since his last visit almost 20 years ago, and he expressed a strong interest in its attractive education and research environment. He said he hopes to build a good relationship with Kumamoto University in order to develop future high-level educators in Mbuji-Mayi.