The Symposium was opened by the President of Hokkaido University Professor Keizo Yamaguch, followed by keynote addressed from the partnering universities: the President of Oulu University, Professor Lauri Lajunen, and the President of Lapland University, professor Mauri Ylä-Kotola. Special addresses were given by His Excellency, Ambassador of Finland to Japan Mr Manu Virtamo and President of UArctic Lars Kulledud. Further, Dr Öyvind Paasche, Director of the Research Area of UArctic, presented UArctic’s research strategy, inviting researchers from Hokkaido University to join in the research networks and other collaborative efforts of UArctic.
The Symposium continues with three sub-symposia on Friday November 1: Analytical approaches toward big data flood of genetic information; How to establish sustainable society and risk management in the boreal coastal zone, Health in an ageing society with a declining fertility.
The next symposium will be hosted by the University of Lapland in Fall 2014.
Hokkaido University-Finnish Universities Joint Symposium
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
The Hokkaido University-Finnish Universities Joint Symposium was held at Hokkaido University campus on October 30, 2013 as part of the Hokkaido University Sustainability Weeks in partnership with universities of Oulu, Lapland and Hokkaido. The Symposium was held for the fifth year in a row, and this time also focused on collaboration within the UArctic network. Hokkaido University is an associate member of UArctic since 2011.