On January 17, 2019, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University (HU) and School of Transportation, Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT), P. R. China agreed to establish an academic and educational exchange between the two institutions through educational and academic collaboration and exchange. On behalf of Dean of School of Transportation, WHUT, Assoc. Prof. Zhiyong Pei visited Graduate School of Engineering Office to have a MOU signing ceremony. Prof. Yasukawa and Assoc. Prof. Tanaka attended the ceremony. After discussing current collaborative research situation, Dean Kawahara singed the document. So far we have been conducting research exchange, we have concluded an international exchange agreement between departments to promote more active collaborative research. Prof. Pei acquired Dr. Eng. at Structural Systems Laboratory, The Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems in September 2005 and has worked as a Assoc. Prof. at WHTU after working for a Japanese shipbuilding company. Below is a picture of the signing ceremony.
A Signing Ceremony (Left: Prof. Pei, Right: Dean Kawahara)
After the ceremony, we moved to restaurant in HU faculty club to have a lunch. A discussion was held peacefully such as the economic development situation of Wuhan City and our future research exchange schedule. Wuhan city is a large city in central China located in the middle of the Yangtze River. The economic development is remarkable in recent years. A large project has been started in WHUT on cargo transportation of ships using Yangtze River, research on new ship design and river transport technology has been focused. Through these projects and international collaborative research, we would like to hope that research activities on Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering will be enhanced.
Lunch at faculty club (with Prof. Pei, Dean Kawahara, Prof. Yasukawa and Assoc. Prof. Tanaka)
Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Prof. Hironori Yasukawa
Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Assoc. Prof. Satoyuki Tanaka