On April 25, 2023 (Thu), Professor Jein-Shan Chen, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, National Taiwan Normal University visited Professor Koichi Fukase, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, and held a signing ceremony for the Double Degree Program agreement.
Professor Takashi Kubo and Associate Professor Yuri Kamon attended the ceremony from our Graduate School and exchanged opinions for future organizational exchanges.
On April 20, 2023 (Thursday), XI, Yong, Dean of the Foreign Affairs Department of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in China paid a courtesy visit to the Dean of the Graduate School, Koichi Fukase.
From our graduate school, Associate Professor Yuri Kamon, Assistant Head Tomoko Shimizu, and Chief of student affairs section Hisayuki Ooishi attended the meeting.
We made presentations to introduce the organizations and educational research activities of both universities, We also discussed our future exchanges with a view to concluding an inter-departmental agreement and a double degree program agreement in the future.
On March 27, 2023 (Mon), Md. Anwar Hossain, Honorary Vice-Chairman, and Kishor Mazumder, Associate Professor of Jashore University of Science and Technology (JUST) in Bangladesh paid a courtesy visit to Dean Koichi Fukase, Graduate School of Science.
From our graduate school, Dean Koichi Fukase, Vice Dean Takashi Kubo, Associate Professor Yuri Kamon, and Chief of student affairs section Hisayuki Ooishi attended the meeting.
We made presentations to each other to introduce the organization and educational research activities of both universities and discussed prospected exchanges with a view to concluding an inter-departmental agreement in the future.
From March 13 to 15, 2023, the delegates of Graduate School of Science (GSS) visited College of Science, De La Salle University (DLSU), the Philippines.
List of the delegates;
Prof. Michio Murata, Department of Chemistry
Prof. Yasuhiro Kajihara, Department Chair of Chemistry
Prof. Yasuhiro Funahashi, Chair of SISC
Dr. Yasuto Todokoro, Technical Division
Speakers from both universities exhibited the research activities in each chemistry department. We also introduced one of our international graduate programs, SISC (Special Integrated Science Course) as well as Double Degree Program*1. Relevantly, we discussed the further growth of our international cooperative research, upon enhancement of the student exchange between the two universities. Then, we showed our NMR instruments owned in our GSS and the analytical NMR data obtained practically in our research projects. We have implemented NMR analysis remotely operated from overseas, and we gave a demo of it onsite. For further development of students learning analytical methods in DLSU, Prof. Murata gave some lectures, concerning the fundamental principle and analysis of NMR, and the instruction workshop of NMR instruments for practical usage followed.*2
We highly expect these international academic exchanges would extend further developments and prosperities in both universities.
*1 Thanks to organizers in DLSU, persons responsible for international exchange at University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University also attended this meeting.
*2 The workshop was conducted by the NMR instrument owned in the DLSU Central Instrumentation Facility, with the instruction of Dr. Katsuo Asakura from JEOL.
On February 27th and 28th, 2023, the delegates of Graduate School of Science visited Faculty of Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Science Division of International College, Mahidol University, Thailand.
List of the delegates;
Prof. Takashi Kubo, Associate Dean of Graduate School of Science
Prof. Atsushi Hosaka, Chair of IPC
Prof. Yasuhiro Funahashi, Chair of SISC
Assoc. Prof. Luke Ueda-Sarson, IUPS
Assoc. Prof. Yuki Shiraishi, IUPS
Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Urakawa International Exchange Committee member
Assoc. Prof. Manami Fujihira, Center for Japanese Language and Culture, Osaka University
Upon this visit, we conducted informative discussions to enhance the international personal and student exchanges between the institutes. As the faculty of science of Mahidol University has been our DDP partner, we especially discussed increase of students coming from Mahidol to our English programs for international graduates, IPS and SISC, and to strengthen our relationships of international collaborative researches. We highly expect these movements would expand to mutual further developments in multiple ways.
During the period of October 31 to November 6, 2022, a series of visits were conducted in Indonesia to promote study abroad opportunities at Osaka University (OU). These visits and the delegates were organized by the Global Initiative Organization, OU. In the delegates, two representatives of our Graduate School of Science (GSS), namely Assoc. Prof. Luca Baiotti (representing IPC Program) and Assist. Prof. Anas Santria (representing SISC Program) took part.
At Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), one of our DDP partner universities, the workshop was conducted in hybrid format (On-site and Zoom), which included presentations by faculties and students from OU, followed by group consultations for ITB students interested in specific fields of study.
At Airlangga University (AU), each delegate from our GSS gave presentations explaining our English courses, in a similar manner, to faculties and students for instruction of our research educational programs.
Overall, these visitation activities will contribute to further development of international research and personal exchanges with ITB as our DDP partner. Simultaneously, we will also greatly deepen our international exchange with AU, for extensively pursuing prosperity among Indonesian universities and OU.
On January 6, 2020, faculty members and students (18 in total) from three Thai universities (Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, and Kasetsart University) visited the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University under the International Exchange Program (until January 12) based on the Sakura Science Program by JST.
Followingly, on January 8, a total of seven faculty members from two Indonesian universities (Bandung Institute of Technology and Padjadjaran University (2 people)), one Philippine university (De La Salle University (2 people)) and one Thai university (Mahidol University (3 people)) visited us through the CAREN project.
The ASEAN-OU Chemistry Symposium was held on January 9 as a joint project, and the 2nd Japan-Thailand Chemistry Mini Symposium under the Sakura Science Program followed on January 10.
Through academic collaboration such as invited lectures by faculty members or students from six Southeast Asian universities and Osaka University, as well as poster presentations and laboratory tours by international students from each country, we had a great opportunity to deepen our personal exchanges between the visitors from abroad and our Graduate School.