November 24, 2006
Courtesy Visit by a delegation of Universiti Sains Malaysia

A delegation of two deans and researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which is one of the partner universities of the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH), visited the RISH and the Institute for Chemical Research (ICR). The group was headed by Professor Mashhor Mansor, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences of USM.

First, they extended their thanks and presented an overview of the USM at the RISH. Thereafter, they discussed mutual and specific interests with Director Shuichi Kawai and other concerned researchers at the RISH for the purpose of implementing academic exchange. First concluded in 2001, the two institutes have renewed their MOU on July 21, 2006, and came to activate exchange programs.

Following that, they met Director Nobuyoshi ESAKI, the ICR. Wan Ahmad Kamil Mahmood, Dean of the School of Chemical Sciences, the USM, looked into the possibility of starting an academic exchange.

The USM, which is a research oriented university mainly consisting of science departments, is a leading Malaysia university according to Malaysian government standards. The USM also worked on a core university program under the auspices of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) with the RISH.

Greeting Director Kawai (left)
Discussing academic exchanges at RISH
Meeting with Director Esaki (Center)