Monthly Archives: October 2014

Lee Seong Hyon takes up his role

On October 16, 2014, Professor Lee Song Hyon of Stanford University was confirmed in his role with the Center.

As the coordinator of the Stanford Research Unit, he shall promote collaboration between Kyushu University and the rest of the world.

A Meeting held on Cultural Diversity

On October 15th and 16th, 2014, the Center for Korean Studies at Kyushu University’s Hakozaki Campus held a two-day meeting with Stanford University’s Research Unit. We were delighted to welcome Professor Shin Gi-Wook and Assistant Professor Lee Seong-Hyon from Stanford University, Associate Professor Joon Nak Choi from the Honk Kong University of Science and Technology, and Assistant Professor Rennie Moon from Yonsei University. They gave talks outlining their research and methodology to Research Assistant’s at Kyushu University, as well as exchanging views on the future research to be conducted by the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies.

In the future, the research team will examine sending students to study overseas in Japan.

◇For more on Cultural Diversity at the Stanford Research Unit→See here.

Cooperation agreement concluded between the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies and Kyushu Rokin

On October 14, 2014, a ceremony was held to mark the conclusion of an agreement between the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS) and the Kyushu Rokin Bank, to encourage the development of new business models through collaboration between business and academia. Given CAFS’s research into “Sustainable Regional Governance” as part of its Border Studies module and Kyushu Rokin’s role in regional development as a provider of welfare financing, both parties are agreed on the need for cooperation and collaboration in order to construct a framework within which to conduct research and develop new business models. The signing was conducted by Kyushu Rokin’s managing director, Tetsuro KATAYAMA, and the director of CAFS, Takatoshi MATSUBARA.

Along with the conclusion of this agreement, plans are being developed for Kyushu Rokin to dispatch young employees to CAFS in order to conduct collaborative research over a two year period.

◇For more on Border Studies→ See here.