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President WASHIDA attends Six Japanese-German University Presidents' Conference


On July 29 and 30, President Kiyokazu WASHIDA attended the Six Japanese-German University Presidents' Conference held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

The Japanese-German University Presidents’ Conference is a group of prestigious universities consisting of, from Japan, Osaka University, Kyoto University, and Tohoku University, and, from Germany, Heidelberg University, The University of Göttingen, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. From these universities a total of about 100 people, including presidents, vice-presidents, and researchers attended the conference.

At the conference, President Washida delivered a speech stressing the outstanding characteristics of Osaka University and Professor Satoshi OGIWARA from the Graduate School of Science talked about educational exchange activities between Japan and Europe. On the second day, researchers split into work groups to discuss how to promote academic exchange among the six universities. On this day, a joint statement was also signed in the presence of SHINYO Takahiro, Japanese Ambassador to Germany, for the purpose of promoting mutual cooperation in research and education.


International Liaison Division, Department of International Affairs

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