GA Students Visit 2015 Kyoto Global Conference for Rising Public Health Researchers

December 2, 2015

Thanks to our partnership with the Kyoto University Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit, Dr. Masahiro Kihara, director of the KUGHIU, professor of global health and socio-epidemiology at the School of Medicine of Kyoto University kindly invited us to a two-day international conference for rising public health researchers hosted by Kyoto University School of Public Health, and seven of the students in the GA course visited Kyoto University and had a chance to see part of the program.

Though the presentations by professional researchers in the conference were beyond the level of high school students, we were also invited to the evening reception, and the students very much enjoyed frankly talking with researchers from the world’s top universities in the field of medicine. The evening was surely an opportunity to intellectually stimulate the students’ future career plans. Also, we were able to meet Dr. Wei J. Chen, Dean of the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University and Dr. Chang Chuan Chan, Vice Dean of the College, which first-year students in GA course are scheduled to visit on its study tour next February. Both of the distinguished scientists gave great encouragement to the students.

Visit to 2015 Kyoto Global Conference for Rising Public Health Researchers Conference

  • Theme: “Aging Society and Community Health”
  • Date / Time: 15:10-20:00, December 2, 2015
  • Venue: Inamori Hall, Shirankaikan, Kyoto University
  • Participants: 5 first-year students, 2 second-year students