2021

U7+Intergenerational Roundtable Series 2021 held

The U7+ Intergenerational Roundtable Series was held online in May and June 2021 for frank exchange of views among diverse stakeholders beyond generations.

As part of preliminary activity for the U7+ Alliance Presidential Summit scheduled to be held this fall, online discussions were held in 3 parts on the topic of “Intergenerational Justice in a Post-Pandemic World,” the topic of the Summit held in 2020.

Part 3 was co-hosted by Osaka University and École Polytechnique (France) on June 29, 2021.

From OU, Professor MORITA Atsuro and doctoral student Emile St-Pierre of the Graduate School of Human Sciences raised issues as discussants.

13 universities from 9 countries, including three OU undergraduate students, participated in the discussion about “Science and Technology Innovation for a Sustainable Future.”

u7+Morita

U7+PP

U7+Emile

Professor Morita and Mr. St-Pierre raise their issues

Northwestern University U7+ Intergenerational Roundtable Series website:

https://www.northwestern.edu/u7summit/u7-alliance-activities/u7+-intergenerational-roundtable-series.html

You can view video of this event by following the link to Event Recording .

OU participates in 7 th China-Japan Conference on Education Exchange & Cooperation

On Friday, July 9, the 7 th China-Japan Conference on Education Exchange & Cooperation was held at a venue in Shandong, China, with representatives from Japan participating online. Executive Vice President KAWAHARA Genta of Global Engagement gave a presentation entitled “Endeavors in Online Education at Osaka University,” speaking about the university’s achievements in online education and the need for global education and research activity. Some 400 individuals from nearly 200 educational institutes in China and Japan participated in this conference, which provided a meaningful opportunity to promote cooperation between the two nations in a post-COVID 19 society through sharing information about effective use of online tools in education.

Executive Vice President Kawahara makes his presentation online

20210709_日中教育交流会3

Audience at the conference in Shandong, China

Online Study Abroad Information Session held for Indonesian students

On June 26, 2021, an information session was held online for Indonesian students to learn more about studying at OU, with 169 students participating in the session.

Specially Appointed Lecturer Clement Angkawidjaja of the Center for Global Initiatives gave an overview of studying at OU, after which four Indonesian students currently studying at OU shared their personal stories.

Participants asked a number of questions at the lively Q&A session, ending the session on a positive note.

You can view a video of this session on the official YouTube channel of Osaka University via the link below.

https://youtu.be/69atVdgQJ2s

RENKEI (Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives) Health Workshop

On Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24, 2021, the RENKEI Health Workshop was held online. Some 80 individuals took part in the workshop, at which 17 researchers from RENKEI member institutions made presentations. The presenters spoke about their own research in 3 different sessions: patient safety, medicine and information science, and aging, exchanging opinions in a panel discussion.

From Osaka University, at the workshop moderated by Director NAKGAWA Atsushi of the Institute for Protein Research, Professor MIZUGUCHI Kenji of the Institute for Protein Research made a presentation about his research during the session on medicine and information science and Professor KABAYAMA Mai of the Graduate School of Medicine made a presentation about her research during the session on aging.

Moving forward, applications for collaborative research funds will be accepted and further collaboration between these researchers is highly anticipated in collaborative research.

*For more information on RENKEI, visit the link below.

RENKEI

RENKEI Health workshop 1

Prof. Mizuguchi (top right) spoke about AI-driven drug discovery

RENKEI Health workshop 2

Prof. Kabayama (top right) spoke about the relationship between the loss of independence and social factors (public participation/labor)

Online Study Abroad Information Session held for Vietnamese students

On June 5, 2021, an information session was held online for Vietnamese students to learn more about studying at OU, with 52 students participating in the session.

First, Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Luong Viet Mui (Institute for Laser Engineering) and Specially Appointed Researcher Pham Phi Hai Yen (Center for Global Initiatives) outlined studying at OU, after which four Vietnamese students currently studying at OU shared their personal stories. Participants also took part in a lively Q&A session, finishing the session on a high note.

You can view a video of this session on the official YouTube channel of Osaka University via the link below.

https://youtu.be/lKmft1h_mU4

share !