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Russia-related Events(2014)

2015/04/09(Thu) 15:06

Conclusion of an Academic Exchange Agreement between Tohoku University and Saint Petersburg State University (Russia)

On October 1st, 2014, President Susumu Satomi (Tohoku University) and Deputy Rector Alexander V. Gogolevsky concluded an Academic Exchange Agreement between their respective institutions.

Following the signing ceremony, Professor Nagao Kobayashi (Chemistry) of the Graduate School of Science and Associate Professor Kensake Soejima (Japanese Education) of the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education introduced several initiatives. They were also shown a presentation introducing Saint Petersburg State University and its recent research. Afterwards they took part in a lively exchange of opinions.

Saint Petersburg State University was founded together with the Imperial Academy of Sciences (currently the Russian Academy of Sciences) in 1724, and boasts the title as Russia’s oldest university. In 1819 the institutions separated and became independent of each other. It has 21 faculties (including chemistry and Russian language classes for foreigners), and prides itself with having 8 Nobel laurites, as well as several Russian presidents and Prime Ministers amongst its graduates. With its many distinguished professors and scholars, it plays an extremely important role in Russia academic and cultural identity.

It is hoped that this agreement will lead to further student and research exchange between both institutions.

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President Satomi (left) and : Deputy Rector Gogolevsky

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Special session of later research activities

Conclusion of an Academic Exchange Agreement between Tohoku University and the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Russia)

On September 30th, 2014, President Susumu Satomi (Tohoku University) and Rector Yaroslav I. Kuzmino (National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) concluded an Academic Exchange Agreement between their respective institutions.

Following the signing ceremony, Associate Professor Natsue Sugaya (Japanese Education) of Institute for Excellence in Higher Education’s, Professor Michi Fukushima (Economics and Management), Associate Professor Motokazu Matsutani (Deputy Chief Official of the Division of International Education and Exchange Graduate School of Economics and Management), and Assistant Professor Masachika Shiotani (Russian Economic History of the Center for Northeast Asian Studies from Tohoku University introduced their respective graduate schools. Following this, they listened to lectures on education, economics, science HSE professors involved in these fields, and enjoyed a lively exchange of opinions.

Located in Moscow, HSE is a young school, founded in 1992. Despite this, in 2009 it received the status as a National Research University from the Russian government. Research and education at HSE is focused on highly necessary social science fields, such as economics, political science, and East Asian studies.

It is hoped that this agreement will lead to further student and research exchange between both institutions.

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President Satomi (left) and Rector Kuzminov

研究紹介セッションの様子(HSE)

Special session of later research activities.

100 Japanese students visit Moscow University

Tohoku University, Moscow University, and the Japan-Russia Youth Exchange Center jointly held the “100 Japanese Students to Moscow University” program at Moscow University from March 16th 2014 to March 22nd 2014, with 100 students chosen from 32 universities around Japan chosen to participate.

This program began in April, 2013, when Prime Minister Abe met with Rector Sadovnichiy of Moscow University and heard of his plan to invite 100 Japanese students. Following this, the plan was implemented on October 10th, 2013, at the 4th Japan-Russia Rector’s Forum held at Moscow University.

During the program, Russian and Japanese students discussed topics such as anime, media, fine arts, culture (such as the tea ceremony), and so on. The students also toured Moscow University’s campus and Tretyakov Gallery, viewed the ballet “Swan Lake”, and gained a deeper understanding of Russian culture. Additionally, the Russian and Japanese students exchanged opinions on the theme of “Russia and Japan: Expanding Youth Collaboration”

Although the participating Japanese students were not very familiar with Russia before going, by the end of the program they were overflowing with feelings of familiarity, and these feelings were reflected in their speeches on the last day, when they spoke of wanting to treasure the new bonds they had made with Russian students, and work on developing ways they can have further connections with Russia.

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