On November 22, a delegation from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), led by its president, Shiyi Chen, met with Executive Vice President Tadahiro Hayasaka. The two sides concluded a department-level academic exchange agreement between Tohoku University's Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering and SUSTech's College of Engineering. Established in April 2012 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, SUSTech maintains the aim of developing a Chinese-style university system that promotes the nurturing of highly talented individuals. The university has taken advantage of Shenzhen's status as a special economic zone to make remarkable progress. The Times Higher Education's "Young University Rankings 2019", which ranks universities under 50 years old, saw SUSTech ranked first in China, and 55th overall.
EVP Hayasaka said in his greeting to the visiting party, "Our universities have much in common, as we have both made great progress in research and education through the work of excellent faculty members who have been active overseas. Today I hope that we can get to know more about each other's universities." SUSTech's Vice President Dongxiao Zhang and Tohoku University's Vice President Masahiro Yamaguchi introduced their respective institutions' backgrounds and activities. At the end of the meeting, comments and questions were eagerly exchanged.
Following the meeting, Professor Zhenghe Xu, Dean of the College of Engineering at SUSTech, and Professor Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at Tohoku University, signed a new department-level academic exchange agreement.
Professor Yongbo Wu of SUSTech's College of Engineering, who was awarded a doctoral degree by Tohoku University's Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (under Professor Kuriyagawa), was also present at the interview and signing ceremony. Professor Wu and Professor Kuriyagawa have co-organized international conferences and invited lectures. It is hoped that such research and education exchanges will be further deepened and developed through this agreement.
After the formalities had been concluded, the group visited the Tohoku University Archives and the Lu Xun Lecture Hall, after which they visited the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. They enjoyed meeting with the deans of each and were introduced to the research equipment in a number of laboratories.
Contact:Tohoku University Global Engagement Division