On October 14, an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and a Forum for Presidents of Chinese and Foreign Universities took place at the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Yuquanlu campus. The event was attended from Kobe University by Professor Matsuto Ogawa (Executive Vice President in Charge of Research and Industry-University Cooperation), Project Associate Professor Yoshiko Koishi (Center for International Education), and Yongli Wang (staff of the Kobe University China Office in Beijing).
Kobe University concluded an academic exchange agreement with the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in February this year, and we are strengthening our cooperation and exchange in education and research. As part of the event commemorating the 40th anniversary of UCAS, a Forum for Presidents of Chinese and Foreign Universities also took place under the theme of “Fusion of Scientific Research with Teaching and Nurturing of Innovative Talents”. The Forum was attended by 12 Chinese universities including Peking University, and presidents and vice-presidents representing 6 overseas universities including institutions in Denmark and Japan. Executive Vice President Ogawa presented a report on the latest initiatives in education, research and internationalization at Kobe University, and it was an excellent opportunity to provide information about our University to forum participants and UCAS students.
During the event, the Kobe University delegation was invited to attend a dinner reception hosted by former UCAS president Professor Zhongli Ding. The dinner was also attended by UCAS Vice Presidents Professor Yueliang Wu, Professor Tao Xu, and Professor Yanfen Wang, and a fruitful discussion took place between both universities about our active partnership.