10th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting
Date of activity: March 2, 2015 - March 3, 2015
The 10th Annual IARU Presidents’ Meeting (International Alliance of Research Universities) was held on March 2 and 3 at the Sanjo Conference Hall. The University of Tokyo was represented by President Junichi Hamada, Executive Vice Presidents Yoichiro Matsumoto, Masako Egawa, Dean of the Graduate School of Science Makoto Gonokami (President-elect) and Professor Kiichi Fujiwara (Graduate Schools for Law and Politics).
In addition to discussions on subjects faced by member universities and new policies, briefings on progress of activities carried out under IARU were given.
Executive Vice President Egawa, Prof. Toshiko Ellis (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) and Prof. Yujin Yaguchi (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) gave presentations during the session “International Administration in Globalizing Universities”, and during the “Universalism and Regionalism in Globalizing Universities” session, Vice President Masashi Haneda gave a presentation. Additionally, Special Adviser to the President Sawako Shirahase (Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology) reported on the progress of one of the themes of IARU’s Institutional Joint Workings, “Women and Men in Globalizing Universities”.
In conjunction with the Presidents’ Meeting, the first IARU World Alumni Forum for alumni of IARU universities was held on March 1 consisting of a Presidents’ Panel, keynote speeches, a networking reception and some panel discussions.
(IARU (International Alliance of Research Universities), established in 2006, is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.)