Professor Yoshinori Hiroi presented a report at the UCL-Japan Grand Challenge Symposium at the University of London
Professor Yoshinori Hiroi presented a report at the UCL-Japan Grand Challenge Symposium at the University of London on November 5th, 2019. This symposium was a part of the “JANET FORUM 2019: Demographic Change and Higher Education in the Global Context”, which was held on November 4th and 5th.
On the first day, which was hosted by the Japan Academic Network in Europe (JANET), reports, discussions and workshops concerning the network of higher education between Japan and the UK and EU were held. On the second day, the symposium was held at the Japanese Embassy. In the morning session, reports and discussions presented strategies for research, higher education and research grants. In the afternoon, a symposium on “Super-Aging,” an issue facing both the UK and Japan, was held.
As one of the speakers at the symposium, Professor Hiroi presented a report entitled “Will Japan be Sustainable towards 2050?: Implications from AI-based Analysis.” About 80 people from Japanese universities, including Osaka University and Hokkaido University, attended the conference. Participants from Kyoto University included Professor Hiroi, Executive Vice-President Inaba, Associate Professor Yoshida (Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering), and staff from Research Administration and International Relations.
An overview of the symposium is available here (in both English and Japanese).