The Fifth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium: "How can UTokyo work together with Asian Universities?"
February 18, 2019
■Background, Concept, and Outlines
The University of Tokyo has been organizing cross-departmental projects called the "Strategic Partnerships UTokyo" with selected overseas partner universities since October 2014. Strategic partnerships play an important role in promoting not only international research collaborations but also diverse and interdisciplinary exchanges of students.
The Fifth UTokyo Strategic Partnership Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 7th so that faculty members, staff, and students from UTokyo and partner universities may share experiences and ideas for better partnership development and discuss how UTokyo can work together with Asian universities.
Because universities in English-speaking countries have a large presence in academia in the world, non-Western universities, including UTokyo, heavily emphasize relationships with many universities in non-English-speaking countries. While maintaining relations with these universities is important, geographical realities and changing demographics naturally point at the value and the need of increasing relationships with Asian universities, especially in view of the rapid growth in the Asian economy and diversification. The goal of the symposium is to understand the significance of the cooperation with Asian universities and discuss how UTokyo could further strengthen relationships with institutions in neighboring countries.
We sincerely hope that this symposium will provide participating universities with an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas regarding collaboration among Asian institutions, and thereby, to contribute to international as well as regional society by strengthening their excellent educational and research capacity further.
General public / Enrolled students / International students / Academic and Administrative Staff
8:30 Doors Open
9:00 Opening Greeting
Professor Masashi Haneda (Executive Vice President and Director General of the Division for Global Campus Initiatives)
9:05 Presentations by the Strategic Partnerships Asia Team
Peking University・Seoul National University (Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, Graduate School of Public Policy)
Tsinghua University (Prof. Satoshi Watanabe, Graduate School of Engineering)
National Taiwan University (Prof. Takeshi Tange, Dean, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences)
Vietnam National University, Hanoi・Yangon Technological University (Prof. Takehiko Kitamori, Graduate School of Engineering)
9:40 Keynote Lecture
Professor Jenny Corbett
Rio Tinto Fellow, Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies, Emeritus Professor and Former Pro Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University
10:05 Student Mobility to and from Asia and Oceania
Professor Yujin Yaguchi (Director of the International Education Support Office, Division for Global Campus Initiatives)
10:20 Coffee Break
10:35 Panel Discussion
Theme: How can UTokyo work together with Asian Universities?
Moderator: Prof. Masashi Haneda (Executive Vice President and Director General of the Division for Global Campus Initiatives)
Panelists (five individuals to be expected):
Prof. Jong-Ho Jeong (Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University)
Prof. Jenny Corbett (Rio Tinto Fellow, Emeritus Professor, ANU)
Prof. Naoto Sekimura (Vice President and Deputy Director General of the Division for Global Campus Initiatives)
Prof. Takehiko Kitamori (Graduate School of Engineering)
Prof. Shigeto Sonoda (Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia)
12:15 Closing Remarks
Ms. Takako Oka (General Manager of the Management Planning Department)