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President Satomi Attends the 9th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents

Tohoku University President Susumu Satomi and Associate Executive Vice President Masahiro Yamaguchi attended the 9th Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents, held recently at Kyushu University.

President Satomi delivered a keynote address in which he referred to the growing number of students studying abroad. He spoke of Tohoku University's own global vision and highlighted the many exchange programmes the university has with China.

The Forum for Japanese and Chinese University Presidents gives university presidents from both countries the rare opportunity to meet and discuss common issues. To that end, members participated in lively sessions through the day, including one led by students.

The event closed with the adoption of "The Fukuoka Declaration on the Internationalization of Japanese and Chinese Universities in the Global Era."

Since 2000, this forum has been held every two years. The 10th instalment will take place in 2017 at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China.

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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 (MEXT), 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 People's Republic of China in Fukuoka.

The Fukuoka Declaration on the Internationalization of Japanese and Chinese Universities in the Global Era

Contact:

International Exchange Division, Tohoku University
Tel: +81 22 217-4844

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