On Dec.17, an 8-member delegation of Kumamoto University led by Professor Motohiro Takeya, the Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University visited School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dean, Professor Fengshan Wang and Vice Dean, Professor Hao Fang welcomed the delegation.
Professor Motohiro Takeya introduced the Faculty of Life Sciences at Kumamoto University and Yasuharu Nishimura Vice Dean, Graduate School of Medical Sciences presented the outline of HIGO Program(Health life science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented) hosted by Kumamoto University. They expected that the students from Shandong University could be attracted by this program. Xiangzhi Li, Professor of Institute of Cell Biology, School of Medicine of Shandong University was present at the reception.
Kumamoto University is one of the oldest universities in Japan, and now has seven faculties, eight graduate schools and 17 research centers/institutes that support a wide spectrum of educational and research activities. Currently, the university is home to more than 8,100 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, including 395 international students from 47 countries (as of May 2012). For over 100 years our university has been at the forefront of culture, advancing science and technology, and contributing to the development of the Japanese educational system. The faculty of Life Sciences is composed of 3 divisions, 13 major departments, and 79 departments of research, and is one of the largest research-oriented organizations with medical and pharmaceutical university staff in Japan. In the Division of Integrated Life Sciences, research is conducted with the aim of deepening the understanding of basic knowledge and theory in the fields of medicine, health care and pharmacy.