2016 Gifu-U/IITG & Gifu-U/UKM Joint Symposium is held
On August 1, 2016, the Gifu University Head Office for Glocalization (GHOGL) co-hosted the 2016 Gifu-U/IITG & Gifu-U/UKM Joint Symposium with the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science and the Faculty of Engineering under the title, "Applied Science and Technology of Bio-related Materials." The delegates from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG) and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), both of which are the partner universities for the international joint degree programs*1 of Gifu University, were invited for this joint symposium and they worked out the details of the joint degree programs.
In the symposium, Professor Kohei Nakano, Vice Dean of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science and Professor Bishnupada Mandal, Head of Department of Chemical Engineering of IITG delivered keynote speeches, which was followed by the presentations by 21 researchers from 3 universities. A total of 58 people including professors, students and international students joined the symposium.
Professors specializing in life science and material engineering actively exchanged opinions and deepened their understanding with one another through a number of academic discussions. They also confirmed great potential of vigorous student exchange and all spent quite meaningful and productive hours during the sessions.
The courtesy visit to President Hisataka Moriwaki by the delegates of IITG and UKM was made at the Office of the President on the sidelines of the symposium on August 1. In the meeting, international exchange programs, acceptance of international students and other activities of these two universities were introduced. They enjoyed talking for a while in quite a friendly atmosphere.
On August 2, discussions about a start of the international joint degree programs were held among the delegates of two universities and the representatives of Gifu University.
At the end of discussions, they reached a basic framework agreement including course titles, assignments of coordinators, etc. toward an official start of the international joint degree programs in 2019.
*1 International Joint Degree Programs: degree programs at the graduate schools jointly implemented between partner universities overseas and Gifu University
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