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Deputy President Professor Uemura Matsuo Visited Jilin University

Aug 16, 2016 Office of Global Engagement

On January 7, Deputy President Professor Uemura Matsuo from Iwate University in Japan visited Jilin University.

On behalf of Jilin University, Executive Vice President Chen Gang met the professor. After extending welcome to the professor, Chen Gang introduced the situation of exchange and cooperation between Jilin University and Japanese universities. He hoped for more research cooperation in agriculture and engineering between Iwate University and Jilin University and more mutual visits by faculties and high-level talent cultivation for both sides. Professor Uemura Matsuo introduced the basic situation of Iwate university and the status quo of its research cooperation with Jilin University. They also discussed the issue of further expanding areas of exchange between both sides. Joining the meeting were the heads of the Office of Global Engagement and the School of Plant Science from Jilin University.


Founded in 1949 in Morioka, Iwate County, Japan, Iwate University is a national university with a cutting edge in agricultural and engineering studies. Currently, it has the Department of Engineering, Department of Agriculture, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Education and the Graduate School. It has substantive cooperation with the School of Botanical Science of Jilin University in youth faculty training and research and academic cooperation.

Deputy President Uemura Matsuo is a renowned expert in plant physiology, environmental biology and cryobiology. His major research areas include cold adaptation mechanism in plants and long-term preservation of plant germplasm. He was the postdoctoral fellow for research in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Cornell University and the adjunct professor in the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. During his visit to Jilin University, he will attend several academic reports and seminars for the faculties and students in the School of Botanical Science.