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■Visit to Malaysia

NAIST delegates visited Malaysia from December 16th-20th, 2016

■Study in Japan Fair (Kuala Lumpur)
KLCC Centre, Kuala Lumpur on December 17th-18th, 2016
Prof. Michiko Inoue (GSIS), Prof. Kaz Shiozaki (GSBS; Advisor to the President on Global Partnership), Prof. Yukiharu Uraoka (GSMS), Tadashi Nakano (Section Chief, International Student Affairs Section), Junko Iwatsuki (International Activities Coordinator, DGE), Azian Azamimi Binti Abdullah (GSIS 3rd year doctoral student), Chia Kim Hou (GSBS 3rd year doctoral student), Muhammad Arif Bin Razali (GSMS 1st year master’s student) visited Kuala Lumpur to promote NAIST at the Study in Japan Fair. Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) organizes this event to actively recruit international students who wish to study in Japanese institutions. This is the third year the event was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. NAIST participated to attract excellent students in science and technology fields from our partner institutions and beyond. During this year’s two-day event, enthusiastic students and their guardians from our partner schools (University of Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and University Tunku Abdul Rahman) and other institutions visited our booth to receive information. With the help of our Malaysian students, the booth successfully introduced NAIST’s academic activities and life at NAIST and in Japan.

Delegates representing NAIST

Local students visiting the NAIST booth

■Visit to the University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur (December 19th)
NAIST delegates paid a courtesy visit to Prof. Zanariah Abdullah, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and received a brief explanation of the university. Following this, an introductory presentation on the Faculty of Science was given by Dr. Ramesh T. Subramaniam, Vice Dean. Junko Iwatsuki (DGE International Activities Coordinator) then gave an introduction of NAIST to faculty members and students from the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, and Faculty of Engineering.

Iwatsuki introducing NAIST

Dean Zanariah Abdullah, 2nd from the left in the first row

An information session was then held for approximately 30 students and faculty members from the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science. Junko Iwatsuki chaired this session, beginning with an introduction of NAIST with information concerning its educational programs and opportunities to prospective students. Our Malaysian students also shared their experiences at NAIST and in Japan, and the participants from UM expressed strong interest with many questions to the NAIST delegates at the end of the information session.

Iwatsuki introducing NAIST at the information session

GSIS Azian sharing her experience at NAIST

The NAIST delegates then visited the Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR). After an introduction of CEBAR given by Dr. Tan Boon Chin, the delegates visited the greenhouse dedicated to plant recombinant experiments.
Afterwards, Junko Iwatsuki (DGE) introduced NAIST to students at CEBAR and was followed by a research seminar given by Prof. Kaz Shiozaki (GSBS). This visit was a perfect opportunity for us to give a thorough explanation of NAIST to prospective Malaysian students, as well as deepening our partnership with UM.

Iwatsuki introducing NAIST

Prof. Shiozaki giving a research presentation