President NAGATA Attended the AEARU Annual General Meeting

On November 27, the 26th General Meeting of the Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU) was held online. From the University of Tsukuba, President NAGATA Kyosuke in addition to Vice President for Global Affairs BENTON Caroline F., Executive Officer OHNEDA Osamu, Director of the Office of Global Initiatives, Deputy Director for Global Affairs TANAKA Kentaro, Specially Appointed Professor KIJIMA Joji of the Office of Global Initiatives, Associate Professor OHNIWA Ryosuke of the Faculty of Medicine, and Head of the Office of Global Initiatives SUZUKI Hiroyuki attended. Organized by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, an activity report and an accounting report were released, and activity plans for the future was discussed under the chair of National Taiwan University.

AEARU is a regional organization founded in January 1996, with the goals of forming a forum for the presidents of leading research-oriented universities in East Asia and of carrying out mutual exchanges between the major universities in the region. Expectations are that this regional union, on the basis of common academic and cultural backgrounds among the member universities, will contribute not only to the development of higher education and research but also to the opening up of a new era leading to cultural, economic and social progress in the East Asian region. In addition to the Annual General Meetings of all member universities and Board of Directors Meeting by representative universities, international symposiums on specific themes, summer camps for students, etc. are held.

AEARU Member Universities (19)

Osaka University, Kyoto University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Nanjing University, Fudan University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Yonsei University, National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology