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On-site Laboratory, the Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology held a kickoff seminar (March 6, 2019)

Posted:2019/03/11

The Graduate School of Engineering of Kyoto University and the Graduate School at Shenzhen of Tsinghua University established the Kyoto University–Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology (the “Cooperative Center”) in October, 2005.  Since then, the two Graduate Schools have cultivated noticeable relationship through internships, collaborative research, and joint education for students, specifically after the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies joined in 2016, to extend the scope of activities.

Kyoto University established the On-site Laboratory Project, which is one of the designated national universities’ concept in FY 2018.  The Cooperative Center was approved as one of the five On-site Laboratories by Kyoto University.

The aim of the seminar is to introduce the current research activities and future development of the On-site Laboratory to the inside and outside of Kyoto University.

Therefore, excellent researchers at Tsinghua University, who have collaborated with us for years, gave lectures on research and measures of environmental issues in China.

At the beginning of the seminar, Dr. Nagahiro Minato, Executive Vice President of Kyoto University, made the opening remarks.  Following that, Professor and Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Hao Jiming, of Tsinghua University, Mr. Sadao Mino, President of the Council for Cooperative Center, and Associate Dean, GuangZhi Xia, the Graduate School at Shenzhen, expressed congratulatory messages.

Participants listened to the seminar with a great interest. They exchanged views during a question and answer session.  The seminar was wrapped up successfully with the closing remarks by Executive Vice President, Dr. Masao Kitano of Kyoto University.

The number of participants such as faculty members and students of Kyoto University, associates of the Council for Cooperative Center, which has supported us since the establishment of the Center, the former members of the Center, reached 88 or Chinese lucky number.  They gathered to celebrate the initial step toward the future as an On-site Laboratory.

Discussion before the seminar Professor and Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Hao Jiming

Discussion before the seminar                         Professor and Member of Chinese Academy of                                                                                Engineering, Hao Jiming, of Tsinghua University

Associate Dean, GuangZhi Xia, the Graduate School at Shenzhen  Mr. Sadao Mino, President of the Council for Cooperative Center

Associate Dean, GuangZhi Xia                          Mr. Sadao Mino
the Graduate School at Shenzhen                     President of the Council for Cooperative Center   
Tsinghua University

Dr. NagahiroMinato, Executive Vice President of Kyoto University, Executive Vice President, Dr. Masao Kitano of Kyoto University

Dr. NagahiroMinato                                      Dr. Masao Kitano
Executive Vice President of Kyoto University     Executive Vice President of Kyoto University

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Group photo 20190306