Exchange agreement with top Japanese university

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A delegation from Tohoku University visited CityU.


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Professor Kuo (right) and Professor Hideo Ohno, President of Tohoku University, agreed to extend a student exchange agreement.


A delegation from the Tohoku University, one of the leading universities in Japan, signed an institutional-level agreement for student exchange at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 15 March.

Professor Hideo Ohno, President of Tohoku University, led delegation that included Professor Toshiya Ueki, Executive Vice-President for General Affairs, Financial Affairs and International Relations; Professor Masahiro Yamaguchi, Vice-President for Education Reform and Global Engagement; Mr Yasushi Wagatsuma, Director  of the International Exchange Division; Mr Kazutoshi Ono, Management Planning Officer of the Strategic Planning Office; Mr Hirotaka Hirayama, Chief of the International Exchange Division; and Mr Shiyo Handa, Programme Coordinator of the International Exchange Division.

The CityU delegation comprised Professor Way Kuo, CityU President; Professor Lu Jian, Vice-President (Research and Technology); Professor Matthew Lee Kwok-on, Vice-President (Development and External Relations); Professor Liu Chain-tsuan, University Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering; Professor Wang Xunli, Head of the Department of Physics;  Dr Joe He Zhou, Associate Professor of the Department of Media and Communication; and Dr David Cheng Xing, Director of Global Engagement Office.

During the meeting, representatives introduced the latest developments of both universities and discussed areas of possible collaboration.

Professor Kuo and Professor Ohno, representing CityU and Tohoku University, respectively, agreed to extend the student exchange agreement first signed in 2012.

Tohoku University is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and among the National Seven Universities.

After the meeting, the delegation visited the 3D Atom Probe Tomography Laboratory where Professor Liu and Professor Wang introduced CityU‘s advanced materials research and neutron scattering activities.

In addition, Professor Ohno, a renowned physicist, delivered a talk titled “Spintronics Nanodevice” at the City University Distinguished Lecture Series on the same day. He reviewed the development of magnetic tunnel junctions in his talk and discussed ultimate scalability down to less than 10 nm.

On 16 March, the delegation toured the “Art Deco. The France-China Connection” exhibition at CityU where more than 300 artefacts highlighting the versatility, originality and adaptability of Art Deco designs were showcased.

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The delegation visited the 3D Atom Probe Tomography Laboratory.


Professor Ohno delivered a talk at the City University Distinguished Lecture Series.




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