08 October 2018
Kazan University delegation in Japan

A team of executives is partaking in STS Forum 2018 and holding meetings with partners.

One of the sessions of the STS Forum is dedicated to universities as platforms for positive change. Leading academics from global institutions have arrived.

The KFU delegation comprises Rector Ilshat Gafurov, Vice-Rector for Education Dmitry Tayursky and Vice-Rector for Biomedicine Andrey Kiyasov.

As usual during such visits, a significant chunk of time is devoted to talks with KFU's longtime partner RIKEN. On Sunday, University leaders and President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov went to RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research. According to the recently established center's website, “It is the largest research center in RIKEN, with facilities in Yokohama and Hiroshima in addition to the Kobe and Osaka main campuses. The center views the life of an individual, from birth to death, as a dynamic process of development, maintenance and failure of complex systems of molecules, cells and organs. With an aim to elucidate the functions which support all stages of the life cycle, research and development is promoted to observe, reproduce and control biological phenomena, from molecular to organism levels.” Kazan University is heavily involved in relevant research in physics, chemistry, and biomedicine with Japanese colleagues.

The delegation further plans to sign a double diploma agreement with Kanazawa University and a cooperation agreement with Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Source text: Kamill Gareev

Translation: Yury Nurmeev

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