VP Kono attends Taiwan-Japan University Presidents’ Forum 2023 (25 July 2023)

The Taiwan-Japan University Presidents’ Forum 2023 was held at National Chi Nan International University in Taiwan on July 25. The theme of the forum was “Fostering Next-gen Talent: The Capacity-building Roadmap for Higher Education.” A total of 130 people attended, including delegates from 50 Taiwanese and 26 Japanese universities, the Ministry of Education of Taiwan, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, the Japan Association of National Universities, and the Association of Private Universities of Japan.

The forum included panel discussions on initiatives by Japanese and Taiwanese universities, which were divided into four topics: “Developing Highly Specialized Talent for Leading Advanced Science and Technology,” “Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Higher Education,” “Global Talent Attractiveness: New Opportunities and Prospects,” and “Cross-disciplinary Research & Academic Collaboration.”

Through dialogue and the exchange of opinions, the participants deepened their understanding of the current state of higher education in both countries and shared ideas on possibilities for further cooperation in the future.