On April 12th, 2015, President Satomi and Executive Vice President Ueki attended a social gathering held by the Chinese Alumni Association Management Committee in Beijing.
The gathering’s MC was Professor Ishii, Deputy Director of the Tohoku University China Office. Following an opening address by President Satomi, EVP Ueki gave a presentation focused on Tohoku University’s Global Initiative, as well as the current exchanges between the university and China. Following the presentation there were several questions from the Management Committee, showing their continued high level of interest in Tohoku University.
Following this, the chairperson of the Chinese Alumni Association Management Committee and vice president of Tsinghua University Xue Qikun gave a brief address, and vice chairperson of the Management Committee, Tsinghua University Professor Yu Jingzhi gave a brief speech on the current activities of the Chinese Alumni Association Management Committee.
Despite being a Sunday morning, over 20 representatives from around China came to Beijing for the meeting, including the former president of Tsinghua University Gu Binglin (Honorary Chairperson of the Chinese Alumni Association Management Committee), and shared nostalgic memories of their time in Sendai and attending Tohoku University.