Memorandum of Understanding signed between Universities of Leicester and Kyoto, Japan

Posted by ap507 at Nov 28, 2014 10:00 AM |
Memorandum to encourage collaboration between Leicester's Department of Geography and Kyoto's Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Universities of Leicester and Kyoto, Japan

GSGES Dean Fujii, left, shakes hands with Professor Page, Head of the Department of Geography

In late October a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the University's Department of Geography and Kyoto University's Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES).

An MoU is an agreement between two or more parties and indicates an intended common line of action and collaboration.

Professor Shigeo Fujii, Dean of Kyoto University's GSGES, visited the Department of Geography and signed a department-level MoU for future academic collaboration. The signing ceremony took place at the Fielding Johnson building where Professor Fujii was joined by Dr Narumasa Tsutsumida (Assistant Professor, GSGES; Honorary Visiting Fellow, UoL), Mr Dave Hall (Registrar and Secretary), Professor Susan Page (Head of the Department of Geography, UoL), Professor Alexis J Comber (Department of Geography, UoL), and Dr Michael Green (Director, Strategic Partnerships, International Office, UoL).

Dr Tsutsumida has served at the Department of Geography as an Honorary Visiting Fellow since June 2014 under the Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation, which is managed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

The conclusion of the agreement for academic cooperation is anticipated to significantly advance collaboration between the two departments, including the acceleration of existing and new joint research projects.