Kobe University, Kyoto University, and Osaka University Joint Symposium held
On Friday, October 19, the Kyoto University, Osaka University,
Presidents from the 3 universities and representatives from the industrial realm had an active discussion about endeavors and challenges in industry-academy collaboration, on the subject of "Innovative Human Resources and University Collaboration that Corporations Need."
At the start of the symposium, SAKAMOTO Hironobu, Managing Executive Officer, representative from Nikkei Shimbun Inc. Office in Osaka, spoke about the significance of the symposium and his hopes for the revitalization of the Kansai area through industry-academia collaboration. Following this, YOSHIMOTO Hiroyuki, President of Nidec Corporation, spoke about the company, its industry-university collaboration efforts, and the innovative human resources that international corporations need.
Later Kyoto University President YAMAGIWA Juichi, Kobe University President TAKEDA Hiroshi, and Osaka University President NISHIO Shojiro spoke about endeavors and features of industry-university collaboration at their universities.
During the panel discussion, participants exchanged opinions on nurturing innovative human resources and the role of industry-university collaboration. As a requirement for innovative human resources in demand by corporations, President Yoshimoto said, "In addition to expertise in
Finally, the universities and corporations reaffirmed their commitment to build a new framework of collaboration that utilizes the strengths of each university and corporation in order to create innovation from Kansai.