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The Kobe University 110th Anniversary International Workshop “Program for Careers of Risk Management Experts in East Asia”

神戸大学110周年記念事業「東アジアにおけるリスク・マネジメント専門家養成プログラム」国際シンポジウムを開催しました

  The joint inaugural workshop undertaken by three universities in Japan, China, and Korea, the “Program for Careers of Risk Management Experts in East Asia,” was held in the main conference room of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies on Kobe University’s 110th Anniversary on February 23, 2012.
After the opening remarks by Dr. Terukazu Suruga, Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Dr. Chiharu Nakamura, the Executive Vice President of Kobe University, spoke on behalf of the host university. During his speech, Director Nakamura, while noting the examples of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, indicated the rising necessity of managing risk. He spoke of anticipating a strongly coordinated program among the three universities that will foster the training of risk management experts.
  Following Director Nakamura’s speech, Dr. Louis Comfort, Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburg, gave a keynote speech, “A Complex System of Systems: March 11, 2011 Tohoku Disasters,” and conducted a lively question-and-answer session.
  Following the keynote speech, an introduction of the project’s content, its efforts so far, and the attractive features of Kobe University, Korea University, and Fudan University were successively presented. Furthermore, a third-party evaluation committee commented on the project’s future implementation. During the presentations and the question-and-answer session, the following points were discussed: establishment of new lecture courses that capitalize on the strengths and features of each university, internship enrichment, and the outfitting of a double-degree program that allows students to earn units from two of the three cooperating universities.
  Over 60 faculty and graduate students, including representatives from Fudan University and Korea University participated in the workshop. In the final portion, the three universities of Japan, China, and Korea committed to deepen their strong cooperation even further, and the workshop came to a successful close.