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Prof OHKOSHI Shin-ichi, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science of UTokyo and Others Visiting JLU

10, Dec, 2018 Office of Global Engagement 535

Prof OHKOSHI Shin-ichi, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Prof YAMANOUCHI Kaoru of the Department of Chemistry, UTokyo and others visited Jilin University (JLU) at its invitation on 3 September. President LI Yuanyuan welcomed the delegation and shared unforgettable memories when he visited UTokyo years ago. The collaboration between the Faculty of Science, UTokyo, and the College of Electronic Science & Engineering, JLU, is a brand new starting point for the cooperation between the two universities. He hoped that JLU would seize the opportunity to expand the diversified and pragmatic cooperation with UTokyo to more disciplines.

Vice President ZHANG Xiangdong met the delegation of UTokyo. After welcoming Prof OHKOSHI Shin-ichi and others, he introduced JLU’s development history and discipline characteristics and shared updates of its “Double First-Class” construction.

ZHANG Guangcui, Director of the Office of Global Engagement, CHI Xianliang, Party Secretary of the College of Electronic Science & Engineering, ZHANG Baolin, Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Optoelectronics, CHEN Zhanguo, Associate Dean of the College of Electronic Science & Engineering, XU Huailiang, Associate Dean of the College of Electronic Science & Engineering, SHEN Liang, Assistant to the Dean, BAI Bing, Deputy Director of the Office of Global Engagement and others attended the meeting.

During the visit, the delegation visited the College of Electronic Science & Engineering. The two sides held a signing ceremony for the student exchange and cooperation agreement and the academic exchange agreement. The two universities officially embarked on student and academic exchanges within the framework of the agreements from October 2018 onwards. The delegation visited the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Optoelectronics after the signing ceremony.

On the afternoon of 3 September, Prof OHKOSHI Shin-ichi gave an academic report entitled “Multifunctional materials based on cyano-bridged metal complexes and metal oxides” to teachers and students of the College of Electronic Science & Engineering. He interacted with the teachers and students and had exploratory discussions on potential directions of cooperation.

After that, Prof OHKOSHI Shin-ichi and others visited the College of Chemistry, the State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis & Preparative Chemistry and the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials. He had a meeting with Prof LIU Kun, Assistant to the Dean. The two sides exchanged information on teacher training and student development and reached a consensus on strengthening academic cooperation in the future.

The University of Tokyo is a world-class comprehensive research university located in the Bunkyo District of Tokyo, Japan. As the cream of the crop in research and the first of the former imperial colleges of Japan, the University enjoys high prestige all over the world. As of 2018, the University has trained a large number of academic, business and political leaders with unparalleled influence and popularity in Japan, including 11 Nobel laureates, 6 Wolf Prize winners, 1 Fields Medal winner, 16 Prime Ministers and 21 members of the National Diet. As one of the world’s top comprehensive universities, the University of Tokyo ranks 12th in the world and 1st in Japan in CWUR World University Rankings in 2018 and 23rd in the QS World University Rankings 2019. At present, the University of Tokyo has 10 Faculties, 15 Graduate Schools, 11 Affiliated Institutes, 13 University-wide Centers and 2 Institutes for Advanced Study. The Faculty of Science of the University of Tokyo established in 1877 has 10 departments including mathematics, information science, physics, astronomy, earth and planetary physics and chemistry. As of 2018, it has five Nobel Prize winners.