University of Bordeaux (France) Delegate Visits Kumamoto University
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
University of Alberta (Canada) Delegate Visits Kumamoto University
On June 20, 2016, Dr. Katy Campbell, Dean, Ms. Mimi Hui, Executive Director of Administration & External Relations, and Mr. Mark Bell, Program Coordinator of Seminars & Events of the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, visited Kumamoto University(KU) and met with Professor Kazuki Takashima, Vice President for International Affairs, and Professor Tsuyoshi Usagawa, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering / Advanced Science and Technology and Graduate School of Science and Technology.
Since the signing of an academic exchange agreement in 2001, we have deepened our relationship with the University of Alberta in various ways, such as inviting researchers and faculty members from and sending ours to the university, and sending our students to participate in the English and Cultural Seminar at the University of Alberta.
During this meeting, not only did KU introduce the College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies to the delegates, but also the two universities shared each other’s thoughts about ongoing and future exchange programs and agreed to further promote friendly relations.
On the same day, a presentation session was held to introduce the University of Alberta. Many of the students who are interested in the university attended this session.
The University of Brawijaya (Indonesia) concluded a university exchange agreement with Kumamoto University
On March 3, 2016, Kumamoto University and the University of Brawijaya (Indonesia) signed a university-level academic and student exchange agreement.
The University of Brawijaya and the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Science and Technology at Kumamoto University had already concluded a faculty-level academic exchange agreement in 2011, and it has developed into a university-level agreement to expand the exchanges between the two universities. The University of Brawijava is located in Malang, a city with a population of about 800,000 people, at 90 km inland from Surabaya City in the eastern part of Java Island, Indonesia. As one of the nation’s highly-ranked academic institutions, the University has 15 faculties including the fields of social science, science, agriculture and animal husbandry, and medicine. Through this close relationship, the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Kumamoto University has been receiving many students from the University.
Rector Mohammad Bisri and six other members from the University attended a signing ceremony. Rector Bisri and President Shinji Harada at Kumamoto University signed the agreement and exchanged a firm handshake.
During the visit, Rector and his team visited the Graduate School of Science and Technology, took a site tour and exchanged opinions regarding the possibilities of student exchanges and joint researches including double degree programs.
We hope that our agreement will encourage exchanges throughout the university and develop into interactions in new areas.
Professor in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences or in Life and Natural Sciences at the Center for Open Education, College of Cross-Cultural and Multidisciplinary Studies
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Start of Appointment: August 1, 2016 or the earliest possible date from August 1, 2016
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Pathein University (Myanmar) concluded a university exchange agreement with Kumamoto University
On February 10, 2016, Kumamoto University concluded an academic and student exchange agreement with Pathein University of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Pathein University and Kumamoto University’s Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, and Graduate School of Science and Technology realized a faculty-level academic exchange agreement in 2015, and in order to expand the range of these exchanges, a new academic and student exchange agreement was concluded this time between the two universities. Pathein is the second largest harbor city in Myanmar following Yangon, and Pathein University is one of the main universities that foster highly qualified specialists for the further development of Myanmar. Together with Kumamoto University, both joint research and researcher exchanges have been conducted in the field of engineering, and students from Pathein University have enrolled for a short term in Kumamoto University’s graduate school. In these ways, diverse and meaningful academic and student exchanges are being conducted.
The Rector, Dr. Nyunt Phay, and two others from Pathein University participated in the signing ceremony. Witnessed by staff members of both universities, the Rector Dr. Nyunt Phay and President Shinji Harada placed their signatures on the agreement and shook hands firmly.
After the conclusion of this agreement, expanded exchanges throughout the universities as well as the development of exchanges in new fields are also expected.
Following the signing ceremony, attendants visited the Graduate School of Science and Technology, the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Pharmacy’s Eco-Frontier Center of Medicinal Resources, which included tours of the facilities and discussions on mutual exchange of students and the possibilities of joint research. And on February 12, the “Japan-Myanmar International Symposium in Kumamoto 2016” was held at the Miyamoto Memorial Hall in Oe Campus on the theme of launching a new international partnership in research and education from the perspective of bringing together the fields of natural sciences, pharmacy, and engineering.
Kumamoto University International Students Interact Local High School Students
On January 28, ten researchers from the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Kumamoto University visited Dai-Ni High School, a local high school in Kumamoto which has been designated as a “Super Science High School” by the Japanese government.
The researchers listened as students of Dai-Ni High School presented their research topics in English, and then asked questions about the scientific process and results of each topic.
The high school students and researchers overcame challenging language barriers to enjoy scientific communication in English. Kumamoto University’s Global Youth Campus looks to continue providing opportunities for local exchange between the university’s international students and the young local community.
Kumamoto University International Students Interact with High School Students in English
The Dean, Faculty of Medicine of Khon Kaen University (Thailand) paid a courtesy call on President Harada
The three-party delegation that included Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University (Thailand), paid a courtesy visit to President Shinji Harada on January 20, 2016.
Khon Kaen University is the largest university in northeastern Thailand. Since concluding an agreement with Kumamoto University in 2002, university-level exchanges especially in the field of medicine have been actively conducted.
During the informal talk with President Harada, opinions were voiced on the possibility of new student exchanges, and the courtesy call ended in a friendly atmosphere.
In the course of the three-day visit to Kumamoto University, the delegation held substantive talks with the chief committee member of education, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and staff in charge of educational affairs on the development of a double-degree program with the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and on the introduction of a medical student exchange program. In addition, the delegation observed the Center for AIDS Research, the International Research Center for Medical Science, the Radioisotope Center of the Institute of Resource Development and Analysis, and the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics.
The visit provided an excellent opportunity to discuss and promote further exchanges between both universities.
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania) concluded a university exchange agreement with Kumamoto University
On January 19, 2016, Kumamoto University concluded an academic and student exchange agreement with Tanzania’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).
School of Public Health and Allied Sciences, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and Kumamoto University’s Center for AIDS Research, Graduate School of Life Science, and Graduate School of Medical Science realized a faculty-level academic exchange agreement in 2003, and in order to expand the range of these exchanges, a new academic and student exchange agreement was recently concluded between the two universities. MUHAS is the top national university in the field of life sciences in Tanzania, and the university plays a leading role in the development of human resources in the field of medicine. Together with Kumamoto University, both joint research and researcher exchanges have been conducted in the fields of infectious diseases and AIDS research, and students have enrolled in the doctoral course in medical science. In these ways, diverse and meaningful academic and student exchanges are being conducted.
Deputy Vice Chancellor Eligius Lyamuya and Dr. Bruno Sunguya, Lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, participated in the signing ceremony. Witnessed by staff members of both universities, Deputy Vice Chancellor Lyamuya and President Shinji Harada placed their signatures on the agreement and shook hands firmly.
After the conclusion of this agreement, expanded exchanges throughout the university as well as the development of exchanges in new fields are also expected.