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Zhang Zongyi Meets with Consul General of Consulate General of Japan in Chongqing

On January 5, 2018, President Zhang Zongyi meets with Mr. Xiaosong Daoyan, the consul general of Consulate General of Japan in Chongqing, and Mr. Jiang Jianping, secretary of the consul general. Other companions include Xu Jun, director of the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, and other staff members.

Zhang firstly extends his sincere welcome to the delegation. After that, he analyzes the school mission to “study academics, cultivate talents, inspire the country and lead the society” of Chongqing University with the higher education development in the UK , Germany and the USA for examples. Then, Zhang gives an introduction to the disciplinary advantages, scientific research focuses, “Double-First-Rate” construction, and exchange and cooperation with foreign colleges, universities and institutions, particularly those in Japan. He expresses his hope to strengthen cooperation with colleges, universities and institutions in Japan in terms of scientific research, teacher training and student exchange.


Xiaosong Daoyan points out that the year of 2017 is the 45th year after normalization of diplomatic relation between China and Japan. The year of 2018 is the 20th year after establishment of the Consulate General of Japan in Chongqing. As the first foreign consulate established after Chongqing was brought directly under the central government, the Consulate General of Japan in Chongqing has been always attaching great importance to cooperation with Chongqing  University. Xiaosong Daoyan further expresses his appreciation to Chongqing University for its contribution made to Sino-Japan cultural exchange, and represents that he will serve as a matchmaker between Chongqing University and Japan to facilitate further cooperation and communication, and establish a long-term close cooperation relation.

After the meeting, the two honored guests visit No. 1 Teaching Building of Campus A accompanied by Zhang Zongyi.

Introduction to cooperation between CQU and Japan:


As of December 2017, Chongqing University has signed 15 effective university-level agreements with 9 colleges and universities, including Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, Hiroshima University and Waseda University, and 1 institution of Japan.


Excellence 9 signed comprehensive cooperation agreement with the “Alliance of 6 National Universities of Japan”. The 6 national universities include Okayama University, Chiba University, Kanazawa University, Kumamoto University, Niigata University and Nagasaki University.


In October 2017, Yukio Tamura, an academician of Japanese Academy of Engineering and full-time professor of the School of Civil Engineering, was elected as a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Now, the University has 3 foreign academicians engaged in long-term employment. The six Japanese teachers (including 1 academician and 2 experts under the Recruitment Program of Global Experts) are respectively working for the School of Civil Engineering, the School of Resources and Environmental Science, the School of Bioengineering, the School of Arts and the School of Foreign Languages.


In recent 5 years, nearly 100 Japanese experts have visited Chongqing University for a short term to negotiate cooperation, joint scientific research and teaching. Those experts include Changgu Kougong, president of Kumamoto University, Professor Gaodao Hexi, chief of the Natural Science Research Section, Graduate School of Kumamoto University, Professor Hecun Nengren, director of the Magnesium Alloy Center, and Professor Machang Zhizhi, the head of Faculty of Engineering · School of Engineering · Engineering Research Institute, Graduate School of Hokkaido University.


In recent five years, Chongqing University has seen rapid development in sending students to study in Japan.


Since Ryoichi Sasakawa Foundation was established in 1994, the Foundation has been playing an important role in postgraduate education and teacher team building of Chongqing University, and has made considerable contribution to the scientific research and disciplinary construction in areas such as economics, management, environment and law and cultivation of young academic key members with outstanding leadership skills. In recent 5 years, a total of 21 students have been subsidized by the Foundation and the amount of subsidy granted to each student ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 yuan.


In 2017, the “Dream-come-true Program” of Chongqing University has sent 30 fully funded excellent poor students to study in Japan. Those students have learnt a lot in Japan . Throughout 2017, Chongqing University has sent a total of 90 persons to Japan for short/long-term study and exchange, including undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral candidates. By now, Chongqing University has sent students to a total of 17 colleges and universities in Japan for short-term study or one-semester study or long-term study. In addition, it also actively uses the China Scholarship Council as a platform to send students to Japan to study for a doctorate, and participate in the joint doctoral program and outstanding undergraduate program,


From 2013 to 2017, the number of long-term Japanese students in Chongqing University is 109 and the number of short-term students is 32. All of those are students majoring in Chinese language and literature or advanced students in Chinese.