A Visit by Newcastle University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global and Sustainability.

On September 28, Prof. Richard Davies, Newcastle University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global and Sustainability, led a group on a visit to Tohoku University and enjoyed a meeting with Executive Vice President Toshiya Ueki.
Together with Tohoku University, Newcastle University is co-chairing the Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives (RENKEI) this fiscal year.

Executive Vice President Ueki began by noting that this year is the 110th anniversary of Tohoku University’s acceptance of female students, which was a first for universities in Japan, and that a commemorative ceremony would be held at the end of September. EVP Ueki also spoke about the university’s founding principles, such as its ‘Open Door’ policy, and its major initiatives. Prof. Davies spoke of his desire to promote exchanges through the RENKEI framework, such as the exchange of personnel between RENKEI members, in addition to the initiatives that already exist.

Prior to the meeting, the party visited NanoTerasu, the next-generation synchrotron radiation facility currently under construction on the Aobayama Campus.

L-R: Dr. Spencer Hazel of Newcastle University; Executive Vice President Toshiya Ueki; Pro-Vice-Chancellor Richard Davies; Elisa Miles, Deputy Director of the International Office at Newcastle University; Mizuki Tanaka, Director of Tohoku University’s Global Engagement Division

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