University News | January 15, 2018
On December 12th, Hokkaido University (HU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the new Academic Exchange Agreement and Student Exchange Agreement with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences at Hokkaido University.
The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, established in 1978, has 24 colleges and approximately 45,000 students and 15,000 faculty members. It also has strong connections with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one of the best research institutes in China.
HU and the Chinese Academy of Sciences already have a longstanding strong relationship as can be seen through two departmental agreements between the universities. The first, established in 2007, is an agreement between HU’s Institute for Catalysis and the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis and Institute of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and the second, signed in 2012, between HU’s Research Faculty/Graduate School/School of Agriculture and the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. This new agreement is therefore expected to deepen student and research exchanges university-wide.
Additionally, President Ding and President Nawa agreed to the idea about setting up a new Hokkaido University liaison office at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.