Tsinghua Day at Kanazawa Successfully Closed in Hybrid Style

An international event entitled “Tsinghua Day at Kanazawa” was held in a hybrid style between Kanazawa University and Tsinghua University (China). This event was originally planned for 2020 as to be a return of the "Kanazawa Day" held at Tsinghua University in 2019 but forced to be postponed due to the pandemic. However, it was realized in a hybrid style connecting Kanazawa University WPI-NanoLSI, Tsinghua University Beijing Campus, and Tsinghua University Shenzhen International Graduate School.

The event, which opened with a welcome speech in Chinese by President Koetsu Yamazaki, consisted by two parts; a ceremony session in the morning with the signing ceremony of a MoU between Kanazawa University and Tsinghua University, and an Agreement on Double-Degree Program between Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology (Kanazawa University) and Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua University) . a symposium session in the afternoon followed ceremony.

In the opening remarks, President Yamazaki expressed his gratitude for the "Kanazawa Day" in 2019, and suggested the annual exchange in the future, as the online environment has made it possible to conduct diverse exchanges.

On the other hand, Professor YANG Bin, Vice President & Provost of Tsinghua University emphasized that 2021 is the 110th anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen International Graduate School, and that the "Tsinghua University Day" was a great conclusion of this memorable year.

He also expressed his hope for further cooperation between the two universities in the field of environmental and urban planning research, which is the original field of exchange between the two universities and is closely related to the challenges we are facing, including the pandemic.

The MoUs were then signed by President Yamazaki, Vice President YANG, Professor Koichi Matsumoto, a Dean of the Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, and Professor GAO Hong, an Executive Dean of Shenzhen International Graduate School.

In the afternoon, individual symposia were held in three fields of science and technology; 1. Waste Water Treatment and water environment, 2. Spatial planning and Sustainable Development, 3. Energy Reuse and Materials. Researchers and students from both sides engaged in lively academic exchanges.  There were also many online participants instead of on-the-spot.