Kobe University Overseas Advisory Board meeting held

  • November 17, 2016
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  • Keywords: Info, International relations, Collaborations, University partnerships


On November 7, Kobe University held an Advisory Board meeting at our Brussels European Centre in Belgium. The meeting was attended by board members His Excellency Mr. Herman Van Rompuy (former President of the European Council), Dr. Michael Reiterer (Senior Advisor in the Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service), Professor Roger Goodman (Head of Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford), and Professor Jiří Drahoš (Chairman of the Czech Academy of Sciences).

The meeting was chaired by Professor YOSHIDA Ken-ichi (Executive Director of the Brussels European Centre), and Kobe University President Professor TAKEDA Hiroshi gave the opening speech. This was followed by presentations on the University’s research activities, organizational reforms, and international academic initiatives respectively from Professor OGAWA Matsuto (Executive Vice President in Charge of Research and Industry-University Cooperation) and Professor INOUE Noriyuki (Executive Vice President in Charge of International Exchange).

The board members expressed their opinions on topics such as the University’s funding schemes for young researchers to engage in international joint research, the introduction of an annual salary system, and initiatives to support research with a social impact, drawing comparisons between Kobe University and their own organizations.

Kobe University will continue to hold Advisory Board meetings in its overseas offices, and work to further enhance our governance.

(International Affairs Planning Division)