(Jaipur, India) From October 20th to 21st, 2016, Executive Director Sato and Professor Sakai participated in India-Japan Fest 2016. It is a Japan-India bilateral international conference for the purpose of deepening the partnership between Japanese universities with affiliated Indian universities. Both Dr. Yuichi Sato, Executive Director and Vice President, and Dr. Takafumi Sakai, Director and Professor at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, were invited to the conference as guests of honor.
On the first day, Dr. Sato addressed at a session entitled “Rising India-Japan Relations: Transforming New Strategic Alliance.” He explained SU’s recent activities on research and internationalization, and made remarks on the recent population changes and how higher education systems of both countries have functioned. On the second day, Director Sakai made a speech at the session “Student and Research Exchange between India and Japan.”
During the conference, they acquainted themselves with executives of Indian educational institutions (as listed below) throughout various receptions.
Dr. Raja Babu Panwar, Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences.
Mr. Rajeev Biyani, Chairman of Biyani Grioup of College.
Dr. M. V. Badiger, Chief Scientist of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory.
Dr. Shivraj Singh, President & Trustee of International Network for Cancer Treatment & Research
Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Member of International Network for Cancer Treatment & Research
In addition, they visited Rajasthan University of Health Sciences to make a courtesy visit to Dr. Raja Babu Panwar, Vice Chancellor, Deans of School of Medicine and School of Dentistry and others. They discussed about possibilities on our Inter-university agreements and joint research activities.
This event was published by Dainik Bhaskar, the most printed Indian Hindi-language daily newspaper, as translated below:
“21st October 2016 @ Jaipur: On Thursday, Indo-Japan fest has been started in Jaipur. Forest and Environment Minister Rajkumar Rinwa has mentioned that this might be a very good educative session for the betterment of these two countries. Vice President of Saitama University has addressed the session in the fest stating that the relationship between India and Japan has grown very fast. As this is the ongoing technical era, these kinds of interactive sessions might prove beneficial for academic and technical betterment.”