On November 16th 2014 (Sun), Hiroshima University held the Hiroshima University Dalian Alumni Association inaugural meeting in Dalian City, China. The “Hiroshima University Dalian Alumni Association” was established as a branch of the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting. Forty participants took part, including President Toshimasa Asahara and Vice President Toshiyuki Sato and other HU staff members.
In China, the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting is already established as one of several HU alumni associations abroad. This association consists of two sub-branch associations - Hiroshima University Beijing Alumni Association and Hiroshima University Shanghai Alumni Association. During recent years, there has been expression toward the launch of a separate alumni association among the alumni living in Dalian, resulting in the foundation of this new organization.
At the inaugural meeting, Director of Beijing Research Center Nobuharu Sato explained the history of the newly founded Hiroshima University Dalian Alumni Association and the election of the board members were announced. The participants cast their votes and Mr. Jin Long, President of OSD Technolog (DaLian) Inc., an alumni member of the Graduate School of Engineering, was elected as the first chairperson.
Following formal proceedings, a convivial party was held in celebration. President Asahara expressed his expectations for the future development of this new association. Mr. Lin Zuoping, chairperson of the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting, further mentioned the importance of strengthening human networks between the alumni and its’ connection with the University. Participants also exchanged the latest news in their lives and re-established old ties. In addition, the former international students distributed a booklet titled “Commemorative Publication of the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting”, (edited by the Hiroshima University-China Friendship Meeting), which is a collection of short essays about their memories of Hiroshima University.
Hiroshima University expects that alumni in Dalian deepen their friendship and that the human network between alumni and their ties with the University will prosper, further strengthening the HU international community.
Group photo of the participants
President Asahara giving a speech
President Asahara receiving a certificate of appreciation
from Chairperson Jin Long
Mr. Zong Heshan (third from the left ), the first international
student from China at HU
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