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Save the Date: Presidents’ Summit, Osaka University

15 March 2021

On 30 April Osaka University (Japan) will host the Presidents’ Summit to celebrate Osaka’s 90th anniversary and the centenary of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies. Under the theme of The Role of Universities in Facing Societal Challenges and Recovering from COVID-19, the Presidents of seven participating universities will address common objectives, such as the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

The online event will serve as a platform for forging closer collaboration among Osaka’s Global Knowledge Partners. Prof. Jouke de Vries, together with the Presidents of Osaka University, Mahidol University (Thailand), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), University College London (UK), University of British Columbia (Canada), and University of California, Davis (USA) will sign a joint statement outlining shared priorities for joint collaborative activities in research and education.

The programme will include speeches by all seven presidents, presentations of flagship projects by Research Chairs (Prof. Andrej Zwitter representing the Groningen-Osaka collaboration) and Student Voices platform. The event will start at 9am and will be streamed live. For more information about the event, please contact Alicja Sobecka.

Last modified:31 March 2021 4.59 p.m.

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