On October 29th, 2015, President Susumu Satomi and Associate Executive Vice President Masahiro Yamaguchi attended the 9th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents, held at Kyushu University.
Held every two years alternating between Japan and China since 2000, the forum gives university presidents from both countries the opportunity to meet and discuss common issues.
In the morning session, President Satomi delivered the keynote address, presenting on the global trends of students studying abroad, as well as Tohoku University’s global vision and exchanges with China.
Following this, there were individual sessions, as well as a student’s forum, where common issues between both countries were discussed. In the afternoon session, “The Fukuoka Declaration on the Internationalization of Japanese and Chinese Universities in the Global Era” was adopted by the participants, concluding the forum.
The 10th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents will be held in 2017 at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China.
Participating institutions[Japan] Tohoku University, Aichi University, Chuo University, Hiroshima University, Hitotsubashi University, Hokkaido University, Keio University, Kobe University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tsukuba, Waseda University, Nagasaki University, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Student Services Organization, National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, The Japan Association of National Universities [China] Beihang University, Beijing Normal University, Dalian University of Technology, Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jilin University, Nanjing University, Nankai University, Northeastern University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Tianjin University, University of Science and Technology of China, Xiamen University, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, Xinjiang University, Sun Yat-sen University, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan, Consulate-General of the Peoples Republic of China in Fukuoka