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March 15, 2023

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