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2017

Osaka University Global Industry-University Collaboration Initiative "Co-Creation for Overseas Development of Small Businesses" -- Explanatory Session #2 by JICA

The Global Initiative Center, in active collaboration with JICA, held an explanatory session on support for global development of small businesses at the Nakanoshima Center on Friday, September 22, 2017. JICA has been holding these seminars since the 2012-2013 academic year.

The session began with an explanation of "Overseas Development and global Industry-University Collaboration at Osaka University" by Professor Hirata of the Center for Global Initiatives.
This was followed by "Overseas Development of Japanese Businesses through Collaboration with Osaka University - Examples of Businesses in Developing Nations" by Mr. Iida of the JICA Kansai International Center.
After the explanatory session, there were personal consultations, providing an opportunity for each company to consult with experts.
The venue was filled to capacity with representatives from a number of businesses, and attendees were able to deepen their understanding of the collaborative support between JICA and Osaka University.

JICA Explanatory Session 1

Greetings

JICA Explanatory Session 2

Presentation on "Overseas Development and global Industry-University Collaboration at Osaka University"

JICA Explanatory Session 3

Presentation on "Examples of Businesses in Developing Nations"

University Exchange Agreement with Université Paris Saclay (France)

On Friday, May 19, 2017, President Gilles Bloch of Université Paris-Saclay visited Osaka University to sign a university exchange agreement between the two universities.

Université Paris-Saclay is a national project led by the French government. The university consists of 2 universities, 9 grandes ecoles, and 7 national research organizations. To enhance the university's international presence and the creation of innovation, 15% percent of France's total research and development budget is invested in the university.

All of the doctorate level research and education programs provided by the member institutes are run by Université Paris Saclay, with doctorate degrees also conferred by the university. All master's programs are to be controlled by Université Paris Saclay, currently, 90% of master's programs from member institutes are run by the university.

Moving forward, Osaka University aims for cotutelle (joint programs at the doctorate level) with member schools, primarily Universite de Paris-Sud and Ecole polytechnique.

From Osaka University, six persons including Executive Vice President YAMANAKA Shinsuke, Director KODAMA Ryosuke of the Institute of Laser Engineering, Professor KUBO Takashi of the Graduate School of Science, and Associate Professor OBAYASHI Saori of the Center for Global Initiatives, were in attendance, while President Gilles Bloch, Vice President Keitaro Nakatani, and Director of International Development Guillaume Garreta were in attendance from Université Paris Saclay. The signing ceremony was pleasant from start to finish, with both universities reaffirming the importance of further collaboration. It is expected that this agreement will promote mutual exchange in education and research between the two schools.

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Executive Vice President Yamanaka and President Bloch, agreements in hand

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A scene from the discussion between the two universities

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Group photo

Osaka University Global Industry-University Collaboration Initiative "Co-Creation for Overseas Development of Small Businesses" -- Explanatory Session by JICA

  Based on comprehensive talks at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year between Osaka University and JICA, the Global Initiative Center, in active collaboration with JICA, held an explanatory session on support for global development of small businesses at the Nakanoshima Center on Friday, May 26, 2017. JICA has been holding these seminars since the 2012-2013 academic year.

The session began with an explanation of "Overseas Development and global Industry-University Collaboration at Osaka University" by Professor Hirata of the Center for Global Initiatives. This was followed by "Overseas Development of Japanese Businesses through Collaboration with Osaka University - Examples of Businesses in Developing Nations" by Mr. Iida of the JICA Kansai International Center.

After the explanatory session, there were personal consultations, providing an opportunity for each company to consult with experts.

The venue was filled to capacity with representatives from a number of businesses, and attendees were able to deepen their understanding of the collaborative support between JICA and Osaka University.

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A scene from the explanatory session held by Osaka University and the JICA Kansai International Center

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