On August 4, President Ogawa Hisao of Kumamoto University visited IROAST and had a discussion with Director Takashima and faculty members of IROAST. President Ogawa was appointed to his new position at Kumamoto University in April 2021, and this was his first visit to IROAST.
First, Director Takashima introduced the outline of IROAST, and then three tenure-track faculty members, Professor Aida, Associate Professor Higaki and Associate Professor Lee, introduced their researches. President Ogawa was very interested in the presentations and was impressed by the fact that the IROAST faculty members are actively engaged in collaborative research with researchers from other departments of the University and have published many international joint papers with overseas researchers. He also encouraged them to set higher goals and do their best.
We also discussed the future plans of IROAST together, and he expressed his expectations for the future research achievements of IROAST.
|Kumamoto University President Ogawa||IROAST Director Takashima|
|Professor Aida||Associate Professor Higaki|
|Associate Professor Lee||Discussion with President Ogawa|