Courtesy Visit from Northeastern University (China)

On March 23, Professor Jianhua Wang, Vice-President of Northeastern University (China), paid a courtesy visit to Professor INOUE Noriyuki (Executive Vice-President in Charge of International Exchange). Attendees of the meeting included, from the International Office of Northeastern University, Professor Zhongjun Han and Ms. Junxia Wei, and from Kobe University, Professor OGATA Yasushi (Director of the Centre for Asian Studies), Professor SUN Yuping (Graduate School and Faculty of Engineering), and Professor MIZUHATA Minoru (Graduate School and Faculty of Engineering).

Northeastern University was founded in Shenyang, Liaoping Province in 1923. It is one of the National Key Universities and is highly reputed for researches in Engineering. Kobe University concluded agreements on academic cooperation and student exchange with Northeastern University's College of Resources and Civil Engineering. In January 2016, the first Kobe University Exchange Day was held at Northeastern University, and on this occasion researchers from Kobe University’s Faculties of Humanities and Engineering organised workshops in their fields.

Building on exchanges in the past, Northeastern University and Kobe University decided to conclude an inter-university agreement of academic cooperation. In the meeting Professor INOUE handed over the signed copies of this agreement to Professor Wang. Both sides also discussed the possibility of student exchanges in the near future and expressed their willingness to implement them alongside short-term programs such as summer schools.

(International Affairs Planning Division)