They are spending a month here, and six Kazanites are simultaneously visiting Kanazawa University with the same academic purpose.
Both universities are winners of the Japanese governmental grant “Leaders of the Future.” As KFU Vice-Rector Dmitry Tayursky explained, the first visit is an acquaintance, and the second one is aimed at research and internships. There is also a PhD program in medicine.
These particular nine students have been allocated to the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Chemistry, the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, and the Higher School of IT and Intelligent Systems.
One of the visitors, Yu Sato, is a second-year master student at Kanazawa. She shared, “I am happy to be here. The first impression is that Kazan University really has many female students engaged in chemistry. My specialization at Kanazawa is organic chemistry, mostly dealing with smaller molecules. Here I will try working with large molecules like pillararene and its derivatives.”
Dr. Tayursky added, “A double diploma program kicks off this year. On 27th August, the inaugural admission test will be held in Kazan for physics and mathematics programs at Kanazawa. The program takes up to two years.”
It is planned that exchange flows will reach 100 Japan-to-Russia and 70 Russia-to-Japan individuals in 2019.