The First Joint Symposium between Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University and Zhejiang University

Grad. Sch. Agric. Kyoto Univ. and Zhejiang Unv. organized the first “Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University and Zhejiang University Joint Symposium towards the Global Future of Life, Food, and the Environment” on Nov. 27, 2017.

Since the establishment of the MOU and the SEA between Kyoto University and Zhejiang University in 2003, several exchange and collaborative research programs have been developed between two parties. This first joint symposium was organized based on the discussions during the visit of delegates of Zhejiang Univ. led by Assistant President Prof. Kunsong Chen to the Grad. Sch. Agric, Kyoto Univ. in February, 2017. Twenty Zhejiang University delegates including professors and researchers attended this symposium to share their research results with us.

In the opening ceremony in the morning of Nov. 27th chaired by Prof. Ryutaro Tao, opening remarks were given by GSA-KU Dean Prof. Eiji Nawata and ZHJ Univ. Assist. President Prof. Kunsong Chen. After the opening remarks, Prof. Motoki Akitsu and Prof. Guoping Zhang gave plenary lectures. In the afternoon, three parallel sessions, “Agronomy and Horticultural Science”, “Agricultural and Biological Engineering”, and “Agricultural Chemistry and Food Science”, were held.

On Nov. 28th, Assoc. Prof. Hisayo Yamane led a group of Zhejiang Univ. participants to the Japanese sake breweries.

With this successful joint symposium, future intensive collaborations and exchanges between the Grad. Sch. Agric., Kyoto Univ. and Zhejiang Unv. are expected.

moderated by Prof. Tao


opening remarks given by Prof. Nawata (left) and Prof. Chen Kunsong (right)


plenary lecture given by Prof. Akitsu (left) and Prof. Zhang Guoping (right)

gift change between Prof. Nawata (left) and Prof. Zhang Guoping (right)

group photo

parallel Sessions

technical visit at the Japanese sake breweries