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Visits from Abroad / Overseas Visits

We will introduce visits from overseas universities to the Graduate School of Science, and visits from the Graduate School of Science to overseas universities. 

Visit from Mahidol University and Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Supported by the “Sakura Science Exchange Program” organized by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), we invited seven graduate students and four faculty members of the two universities of Thailand to the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, from January 29 to February 2, 2024.

During the stay, the invitees visited laboratories in the Toyonaka and Suita campuses, the Museum of Osaka University, and Tekijuku to learn the history and research facilities of Osaka University. On the final day of their stay, we held an international symposium (the 4th Japan-Thailand Chemistry Mini-Symposium) with the participation of faculty and students from three universities, fostering academic exchange.

Visit to Two High Schools and Study-in-Japan Fairs, Vietnam 

On November 25-27,2023, Luca Baiotti (International College and Graduate School of Science) and Clement Angkawidjaja (Center for Global Initiatives) represented Osaka University and, in particular, the School of Science at two high-ranking high schools and at two JASSO Study-in-Japan fairs in Vietnam.

1) Ho Chi Minh City, British International School
The mission started in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to the British International School, which is reportedly the largest international school in Vietnam, with about one hundred students per grade. A school counselor for college and university guidance introduced us to an informal meeting with students in grades 11 and 12. It was held in the cozy environment where the high-school students have their lunch break. Students, among whom Japanese nationals living in Vietnam, gathered around us to ask about our programs.

2) Ho Chi Minh City, Study-in-Japan JASSO fair
The first JASSO fair was also in Ho Chi Minh City. It was attended by about 880 visitors: prospective students, their relatives, their teachers, and teachers and administrators of local Japanese language schools. Our booth was visited by about 60 people.

3) Hanoi, Study-in-Japan JASSO fair
The second fair was held the next day in Hanoi. Here, the visitors were more than 1100, and 127 came to ask questions at our booth. We were also greeted by Dr. Nghiem Vu Khai, former Vice-Minister of Science and Technology of the Vietnamese Government, who graduated from our Graduate School of Science.

4) Hanoi, High School for Gifted Students
On the final day, the delegation visited the High School for Gifted Students affiliated with the Hanoi University of Science of the Vietnam National University and presented our university and our International Undergraduate Program in Science (IUPS) to students of grade 10 and 11, and some of their parents and teachers. We targeted students who still have one or more years before graduating, because the IUPS requires some proficiency in Japanese language at application time, and, therefore, prospective applicants may need to plan their language studies well in advance.

In conclusion, we believe that the above activities contributed to attracting excellent students to OU. This will both provide Vietnamese students with advanced education and research opportunities at OU and foster the possibility for Japanese students to interact with international students, also to get a wider vision on the World.

Visit from the University of Groningen, Netherlands 

On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, a delegation from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (six people below) visited our graduate school.

1. Prof. Dr. Joost Frenken, Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering 
2. Prof. Dr. Bayu Jayawardhana, Director of the Institute for Engineering and Technology Groningen ENTEG
3. Dr. Herman Woerdenbag, on behalf of the Groningen Research Institute for Pharmacy GRIP
4. Ms. Liza ten Velde, International Coordinator of the Faculty of Science & Engineering
5. Ms. Jodien Houwers, Senior Policy Adviser International Strategy & Relations
6. Mr. Tim Zwaagstra, Senior Policy Adviser International Strategy & Relations

From our graduate school, Dean Koichi Fukase, Professor Mikito Koshino, Associate Professor Luca Baiotti, and Associate Professor Yuri Kamon attended the meeting.
We introduced our organizations and educational systems to each other and also held a discussion regarding future exchanges.
It was a meaningful opportunity to deepen our friendship between the two universities.


Visit from Brawijaya University, Indonesia

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, a delegation from Brawijaya University, Indonesia (seven people) visited our graduate school and held a signing ceremony for an inter-departmental academic exchange agreement. 

1. Ratno Bagus Edy Wibowo, Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science 
2. Anna Safitri, International Relations Office 
3. Prof. Fatchiyah, Head of Research Center SMONAGENES 
4. Mila Kurniawaty, Secretary of Mathematics Department 
5. Corina Karim, Head of Analysis Laboratory Mathematics Department 
6. Vira Hari Krisnawaty, Head of Master Study Program of Mathematics 
7. Kwardiniya Andawaningtyas, Head of Mathematical Industry and Finance 

From our graduate school, Dean Koichi Fukase, Vice Dean Takashi Kubo, Professor Kenji Matsuno, and Associate Professor Yuri Kamon participated the meeting.
We introduced our organizations and educational systems to each other, and also held a discussion regarding future exchanges with a view to concluding a double degree program agreement. 
It was a meaningful opportunity to deepen our friendship and research collaboration between the two universities. 


Visit to National Taiwan Normal University

From September 26th to September 29th, 2023, the delegates of Graduate School of Science visited National Taiwan Normal University (*).
The participants from our graduate school are as follows:

Dean Koichi Fukase
Vice Dean Takashi Kubo
Professor Takehiko Yasuda (Department of Mathematics)
Professor Sakiko Shiga (Department of Biological Sciences)
Professor Kentaro Terada (Department of Earth and Space and Science)

During the period, a joint symposium was held by Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines.
We exchanged opinions to promote international joint research and exchanges among faculty and students.
We expect these international academic exchanges to extend further developments and prosperities in both universities.

*A double degree program agreement was concluded in April 2023 between the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University and the Collage of Science, National Taiwan Normal University. (See the article “Visit from National Taiwan Normal University” dated April 25, 2023)

Visit from the HUS High School for Gifted Students, Vietnam National University (HSGS)

From July 3 to 7, 2023, a delegation consisting of nine students and one faculty member (total of 10 participants) from the HUS High School for Gifted Students, Vietnam National University (HSGS) visited the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University under the international exchange program based on the Sakura Science Exchange Program.

On July 3, the first day of their visit, they attended an orientation and participated in a tour of the Toyonaka Campus guided by students from the School of Science. After that, they visited Minoh Campus, where a faculty member from the Center for Japanese Language and Culture explained about the environment of Japanese language education at Osaka University.

On July 4, two students from the Graduate School of Science also accompanied the group to visit ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. In addition to an introduction to the company, ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. kindly hosted a round-table discussion with Vietnamese employees, where they engaged in spirited discussions about working in Japan.

On July 5, the delegation attended mock lectures (mathematics and physics) and chemical experiments conducted by faculty members of the Graduate School of Science.

On July 6, they visited four research institutes at the Suita Campus (Institute of Laser Engineering, Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Institute for Protein Research, and SANKEN). Three Vietnamese students affiliated with these institutes gave a talk on their research life at Osaka University. The students enthusiastically toured the research institutes and asked many questions.

On the morning of July 7, the final day of the program, the delegation visited Osaka Castle with students from the Graduate School of Science. In the afternoon, they attended a discussion session with students from the School and Graduate School of Science. In the session, four students from the School and Graduate School of Science gave a presentation on their life at Osaka University, and HSGS students also gave an introduction about the HSGS, deepening mutual understanding. HSGS students also gave a traditional dance performance at dinner time. Through the discussion session and dinner, the interaction between the students of the School and Graduate School of Science and the HSGS students was further deepened.

We hope that the Vietnamese students who visited this time will become future international students of Osaka University, international joint research partners, or future leaders of the Sakura Science Exchange Program, and that they will become new bridges of exchange between Japan and Vietnam in the future.

July 3rd
Orientation

July 4th
Visit to ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

July 5th
Mock Classes (Mathematics and Physics) and Mock Experiments in Chemistry

July 6th
Visit to research institutes on the Suita Campus

July 7th

Visit from National Taiwan University

On June 8, 2023, a delegation from National Taiwan University (listed below) visited the Graduate School of Science (GSS), Osaka University.

List of the delegation;
Chun-Chieh WU (吳俊傑), Dean of the College of Science
Su-Ling YEH (葉素玲), Associate Dean, Department of Psychology
Jiun-Huei Proty WU (吳俊輝), Professor, Department of Physics & Institute of Astrophysics
Pao-Ti CHANG (張寶棣), Chair/ Professor, Department of Physics
Jerry Chun Chung CHAN (陳振中), Chair/ Professor, Department of Chemistry
Tai-Li CHOU (周泰立), Chair/ Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
Jr-Chuan HUANG (黃誌川), Chair/ Professor, Department of Geography
Cheng-Ku YU (游政谷), Chair/ Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Chen-fen HUANG (黃千芬), Incoming Director/ Professor, Institute of Oceanography
Wen-Chin HUANG (黃文瑾), Staff, College of Science

Professor Takashi Kubo and Associate Professor Yuri Kamon from the GSS took part in the morning session. We introduced organizations and educational systems to each other and discussed future exchange with a view to concluding an interdepartmental agreement and a double degree program agreement.
After lunch, we had a Toyonaka Campus tour to visit Museum of Osaka University, Osaka University Library, and the International Exchange Salon.
In the afternoon, we conducted separate sessions in the fields of “Physics, Earth and Space Science” and “Chemistry”.
Professors Shinya Kanemura, Masaharu Aoki, Mikito Koshino (Department of Physics), Hironori Matsumoto, Kentaro Terada (Department of Earth and Space Science), Takashi Kubo, Yasuhiro Funahashi (Department of Chemistry) participated the sessions, introducing their research and exchanging information.
Finally, the participants came together to exchange opinions on specific future exchange plans in education and research. It was a meaningful opportunity to deepen our friendship and research collaboration between the two universities.

Visit from National Taiwan Normal University

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.

Visit from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

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.

Visit from Bangladesh Jashore University of Science and Technology

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.

Visit to De La Salle University, the Philippines

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.

Group photo with Prof. Glenn V. Alea (Dean, College of Science, DLSU) and Dr. Rafael A. Espiritu (Our GSS graduate, faculty member in DLSU)
Group photo in Yuchengco Hall, DLSU
NMR Lecture by Prof. Murata
Instruction workshop of the NMR instrument in DLSU

Visit to Mahidol University, Thailand

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.

Visits to Bandung Institute of Technology and Airlangga University

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.

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Introduction of the IPC program at Graduate School of Science by Assoc. Prof. Luca Baiotti, in ITB
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Introduction of the SISC program at Graduate School of Science by Assist. Prof. Anas Santria, in ITB
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Introduction of the IPC program at Graduate School of Science by Assoc. Prof. Luca Baiotti, in AU

Visit from 6 Southeast Asian Universities (3 Thai, 2 Indonesian, and 1 Philippine)

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.

Visit from Macquarie University, Australia

On October 11, 2019, Professor Richard de Grijs, Associate Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Setsuko Tajima, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO from our Graduate School attended the meeting, introduced the research activities of each university, and discussed future student exchanges.

Visit from The University of Indonesia

On Friday, November 9, 2018, Professor Abdul Haris, Dean of Graduate School of Natural Sciences and Mathematical Sciences, TheUniversity of Indonesia,and his delegation visited Professor Setsuko Tajima,Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our Graduate School, Professor Yoshitaka KUNO, Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI,and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting,introduced the research activities of each university,and discussed the possibility of future exchanges with a view to concluding a Double Degree Program agreement.

Visit from Chiang Mai University, Thailand

On Friday,September 21, 2018,Professor Thoranin Chairuangsri,Dean of the Graduate School of Science,Chiang Mai University, Thailand,and his delegation visited Professor Setsuko Tajima,Dean of Graduate School of Science,Osaka University,and held a signing ceremony for the Double Degree Program Agreement.
Professor Takashi KUBO,Professor Takumi KONNO,and Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI from our Graduate School attended the ceremony,introduced the research activities of each university, and discussed acceptance of students based on this agreement.

Visit from Nanyang Technological University of , Singapore 

On Friday,August 10, 2018,Vice President Professor Khin Yong Lam, Vice President of Nanyang Technological University of,Singapore,and his delegation visited Dean Professor Setsuko Tajima,Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University,and held a signing ceremony for the Double Degree Program Agreement.
Professor Akihito Hashidzume,Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO from the our Graduate School attended the ceremony and exchanged opinions for future organized exchanges.

Visit from Leiden University, The Netherlands

On Friday, July 20, 2018,Professor Agur Sevink and a delegation of 25 students of the Master’s Program in Chemistry at Leiden University,The Netherlands,visited the Graduate School of Science.
Professor Koichi Fukase,Professor Takashi Kubo,and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting, introduced the organization and research activities of each university, and discussed the possibility of future student exchange.
After touring the research facilities with the students from the Department of Chemistry, the visiting students from Leiden University had lunch together at the university cafeteria and deepened their exchanges.

Visit to Monash University, Australia

On Thursday,December 7, 2017,Professor Yoshitaka Kuno,Chair of the International Exchange Committee of the Graduate School of Science, visited the Faculty of Science,Monash University,Australia to sign the interdepartmental academic exchange agreement.
From the Faculty of Science,Monash University,Associate Dean Jordan Nash and four other members attended the ceremony, discussed the promotion of educational and research exchange based on this agreement as well as future conclusion of a Joint Supervision Agreement for doctoral students.

Visit from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

On November 6, 2017, Vice President Henry Horng-Shing Lu and Professor Hiroshi Masuhara, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Setsuko Tajima, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate School, Professor Takashi Kubo also attended the meeting.We introduced our research activities to each other and we discussed future student exchange.

Visit from Monash University, Australia

On June 7, 2017, Professor Steven J. Langford, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Monash University, Australia, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Setsuko Tajima, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshitaka KUNO, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi KANAZAWA, and Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI also attended the meeting.
We introduced our research activities and discussed the possibility of future exchange with a view to concluding an inter-departmental agreement.

Visit from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom

On May 19, 2017, Professor Stephen Flint, Assistant Vice-Provost for International Affairs, the University of Manchester, UK, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Setsuko Tajima, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate school, Dean Setsuko Tajima, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Hiroki Nishida, Professor Kenji Matsuno, Professor Akihito Hashidzume, Professor Hiroshi Shibai, Professor Yoshitaka Hisano, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI attended the meeting.
We introduced our organizations, education, and research activities to each other, and exchanged opinions on future exchange.

Visit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

On May 8, 2017, Professor Khin Yong Lam, Vice President of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Setsuko Tajima, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate school, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI and  Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our research activities to each other and discussed the possibility of future exchanges with a view to concluding a double degree agreement. 

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Visit from the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia

On March 9, 2017, Professor Andica W. Pramono, Director of the Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Research, Indonesian Academy of Sciences, Indonesia, and his delegation visited our Graduate School to sign an inter-departmental academic exchange agreement.
From our graduate school, Dean Hiroshi Tsunemi, Professor Takuji Ogawa, and Assistant Professor MURNI HANDAYANI attended the meeting. We introduced our research activities to each other and discussed the possibility of future exchanges with a view to concluding a double degree agreement.

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Visit to the University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

On March 2, 2017, Professor Hiroshi Tsunemi, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, visited the Faculty of Science, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam, for a research study to promote academic integration.
The visit was led by Dean Hiroshi Tsunemi, accompanied by Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO and Administrative Staff Keita Sakai.
We introduced our research activities, education, and research support systems to each other and discussed future exchanges.

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Visit to Macquarie University, Australia

On February 21, 2017, Professor Hiroshi Tsunemi, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, visited the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia, for a research study to promote academic integration.
The visit was led by Dean Hiroshi Tsunemi, attended by Professor Kentaro Terada, Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO, and graduate student Tomokage Yoneyama.
We introduced our research activities and educational programs to each other and discussed future exchanges.

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Visit from Macquarie University, Australia

On November 18, 2016, Professor Barbara Messerle, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia, and her delegation visited our Graduate School and held a signing ceremony for an interdepartmental academic exchange agreement.
From our graduate school, Dean Hiroshi Tsunemi, Professor Tadashi Kondo, Professor Kentaro Terada, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our research activities to each other and discussed future exchange.

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Visit of Singaporean Government and University Officials

On September 29, 2016, Dr. Alfred HUAN, Executive Director of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, Professor Tan Eng Chye, Vice President of the National University of Singapore, Professor Yue Chee Yoon, Vice President of Nanyang Technological University,Professor Chong Tow Chong Vice President of Nanyang Technological University, and Vice President of Singapore University of Technology and Design, visited the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate school, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Akihito Hashidzume, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our organizations to each other and discussed the possibility of student exchange in the future.

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Visit from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

On June 2, 2016, Professor Liu, Rai-Shung, Dean of the School of Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, visited our graduate school and held a signing ceremony for the double degree program agreement.
From our graduate school, Vice Dean Koichi Fukase, Professor Kazuhiko Kuroki, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Sadato Aoshima, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our research activities to each other, as well as held a discussion regarding the acceptance of students based on this agreement.

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  Visit from Macquarie University Australia

On April 11, 2016, Professor Michael HEIMLICH, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Australia, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Hiroshi Tsunemi, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.
From our graduate school, Professor Setsuko Tajima, Professor Kentaro Nagamine, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Luca BAIOTTI, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our research activities to each other and had a discussion regarding the possibility of future exchanges with a view to concluding an inter-departmental agreement in the future.

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Visit from Suankularb High School , Thailand

On January 26, 2016, Suankularb High School in Thailand visited the Graduate School of Science.
We had a discussion about the possibility of future exchanges, focusing on getting the graduates of Suankularb to enter our school of science.
Two international students from Thailand studying at the School of Science and Graduate School of Science also attended the meeting, and introduced their own experiences studying abroad at Osaka University.

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Visit from National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan

On January 21, 2016, Professor BEI, RUI-XIANG, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, the National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Hiroshi Tsunemi, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, to hold a signing ceremony for an inter-departmental academic exchange agreement.
From our graduate school, Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Setsuko Tajima, Professor Yasuhisa Mizutani, Professor Kenji Matsuno, Professor Akihito Hashidzume, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We introduced our organizations and activities to each other, and had a discussion regarding academic exchange in the future.

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Visit from Sangmoon High School, Korea

On January 18, 2016, 45 high school students from Sangmoon High School in Seoul, South Korea visited Osaka University.
The program began with a welcome speech from Professor Fukase, Director of International College.
We explained the details of Global Admissions Office and study abroad programs such as international colleges.
We also had mock classes at international colleges as well as a social gathering with senior international students.
In the afternoon, we divided into science and liberal arts groups and toured the laboratories of Professor Kuno, Professor Murata, Professor Munakata, Professor Matsuno, Professor Nishida, and Professor Kakimoto in the Graduate School of Science, as well as the Graduate School of Letters.
We had a great time listening to explanations about the research theme and actively asking questions.

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Visit from University of Malaya, Malaysia

On November 24, 2015, Professor Zanariah Abdullah, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia, and her delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Hiroshi Tsunemi, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University and held a signing ceremony for the double degree program agreement.
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Professor Setsuko Tajima, Professor Masaharu Nomachi, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Yasuhiro Funahashi, Project Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, Project Associate Professor Baiotti Luca, and Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
We had a discussion regarding student exchange in the future.

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Visit from University of Leeds, UK

On October 6, 2015, Professor John Ladbury, Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK, and Ms. Aiko Mizumori from the Japan Office at the University of Leeds visited the Graduate School of Science.
From our graduate school, Dean Hiroshi Tsunemi, Vice Dean Koichi Fukase, Professor Takashi Kubo, Professor Tatsuo Kakimoto, Professor Yasuhisa Mizutani, Professor Hiroki Nishida, Professor Takahide Kon, Associate Professor TAK YON-SOO, and Assistant Professor Aisa Sakaguchi attended the meeting.
We introduced our organizations and research activities to each other, and had a discussion about the possibility of joint research in the future.
We explained exchange study systems such as the double degree program, and had a discussion regarding student exchange between the two faculties and graduate schools.

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Visit from National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

On July 29, 2015, Professor Tran Linh Thuoc, President of the College of Science, National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and his party paid a courtesy visit to Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University and held a signing ceremony for the double degree program agreement.
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Professor Setsuko Tajima, Professor Tadashi Kishimoto, Professor Kentaro Terada, and Associate Professor Osamu Urakawa attended the meeting to discuss future student exchanges.

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Visit of National Tsing Hua University delegation from Taiwan

On July 27, 2015, Professor Ann-Shyn-Chiang,, Dean of the Graduate School of Life Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Dean of Graduate School of Science, Osaka University to hold a signing ceremony for the Double Degree Program Agreement.
From our graduate school, Professor Tetsuo Ogawa, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Professor Kenji Matsuno, Professor Tatsuo Kakimoto, Professor Shingo Takagi, and Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa attended the meeting and discussed future student exchanges.

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Visit from De La Salle University , Philippines

On July 3, 2015, Professor Myrna S. Austria, Vice President of De La Salle University, Philippines visited Osaka University. We held a signing ceremony for the double degree program agreement at conference room 301, Administration Bureau, Suita Campus, in the presence of Director and Vice President Yasuyuki Okamura.
From our graduate school, Dean Atsushi Shinohara, Professor Yoshitaka Kuno, Professor Tadashi Kishimoto, Professor Takashi Kubo, and Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa attended the meeting.
We exchanged a firm handshake to ensure that this agreement becomes a substantive program and celebrated our new departures.

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Dean Arlene A. Pascasio and Dean Atsushi Shinohara shaking hands

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De La Salle University delegation and Graduate School of Science attendees

Visit from The University of Manchester, UK 

On May 18, 2015, Professor Robert C. Ford, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK, visited the Graduate School of Science.  
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshihiko Kuno, Professor Tatsuo Kakimoto, Professor Hiroki Nishida, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Baiotti Luca, Associate Professor Osamu Urakawa, and Assistant Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting. 
We discussed possibilities for future student exchanges.
After the meeting, the delegates had a laboratory tour at the Department of Biological Sciences. 

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Visit from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)  

On February 27, 2015, a group of directors fromIndian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), which consists of five schools in India paid a courtesy visit to Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.  
From our graduate school, Professor Koichi Fukase, Professor Takehiko Morita, Professor Noriaki Hanasaki, Professor Yasuhisa Mizutani, Professor Tatsuo Kakimoto, Professor Hiroyasu Yamaguchi, Professor Kentaro Terada, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, and Associate Professor Osamu Urakawa attended the meeting.
We had a discussion regarding the possibility of student exchange and collaboration in joint research.

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Visit from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia  

On February 19, 2015, Professor Umar Fauzi, Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung University of Technology and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, and held a signing ceremony for the double degree agreement.  
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshihiko Kuno, Professor Tadashi Kishimoto, Professor Takashi Kubo, Specially Appointed Professor Hiroshi Kanazawa, Specially Appointed Associate Professor Baiotti Luca, and Assistant Professor TAK YON-SOO attended the meeting.
After the signing ceremony, we discussed future student exchanges.  

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Visit from Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), University of Science

On January 21, 2015, Professor Tran Linh Thuoc President of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), University of Science, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Atsushi Shinohara, Dean of the Graduate School of Science, Osaka University.  
From our graduate school, Professor Yoshihiko Kuno, Professor Tadashi Kishimoto, and Professor Takashi Kubo attended the meeting.
We had a discussion about the possibility of double degrees and dual degrees in the future.

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