President Juichi Yamagiwa of Kyoto University met with Academic Committee of Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program on October 13, 2015. During the meeting, they exchanged ideas about future cooperation between Kyoto University and Bai Xian Asia Institute.
The Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program(AFLSP) is a full scholarship program designed to promote interaction among the young people of Asia. It was established through the generosity of Mr. Ronald K. Y. Chao (vice chairman, Novel Enterprises Limited) of Hong Kong, and is administered by Bai Xian Education Foundation Limited and Bai Xian Asia Institute Limited. Commencing operation in 2014, AFLSP aims to support young Asians wishing to undertake study abroad within the Asia-Pacific region, advance cross-cultural understanding, and foster individuals capable of contributing to goodwill and development both in Asia and globally in the future. Six universities in China and Japan, including Kyoto University, have been chosen as anchor universities for the AFLSP. These universities, together with other institutions participating in the program, shall select the scholarship recipients each year.