Henry Dyer Memorial Event

A Showcase of Henry Dyer: Collaborations and Exchanges between Glasgow and Japan

Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 1:00pm
Senate Room

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The University of Glasgow is delighted to invite you to the Henry Dyer Memorial Event, on the afternoon of the 23rd September, to celebrate the long-standing links between Japan and the City of Glasgow.

The year 2023 marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Imperial School of Engineering in Tokyo, by Henry Dyer - a protege of Rankine and a graduate of both Anderson's College (now University of Strathclyde) and The University of Glasgow. This later became the Faculty of Engineering in The University of Tokyo. In doing so, the School of Telegraphy was formed, and resulted in the creation of the oldest Electronic Engineering Department in the world.

We initiate our celebration program with this event to highlight these historic links and showcase existing collaborations and exchanges, whilst providing information for possible Fellowship and Grant opportunities.

We are also delighted to announce that Archive Services will kindly be showcasing some fascinating pieces from the University of Glasgow Henry Dyer Collection on the day for guests to enjoy.


1300 Arrival and Registration

1300-1330 Refreshments served

1330-1340 Welcome and Introduction - Prof. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow

1340-1345 Welcome - Ms Masami Fujimoto, Deputy Consul General of Japan

1345-1355 Opening Remarks from Mr Toshinori Sano, First Secretary (Education & Support), Embassy of Japan in the UK

1355-1415 Presentation - Prof. Tatsuya Okubo, Dean, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo Dean

1415-1435 Presentation - Prof. Yoshiaki Nakano, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, University of Tokyo

14.35-14.45 Short Comfort Break

1445-1505 Lecture and Historical Overview - Dr Saeko Yazaki, Lecturer in Religious Studies (Islam, Muslim-Jewish relations and Japanese traditions) (Theology & Religious Studies), University of Glasgow

15.05-1515 The Mitchell Library Henry Dyer Collection Overview, Ms Patricia Grant

1515-1545 Comfort Break and Henry Dyer Archive Collection Viewing, Turnbull Room

1545-1605 Director General Jason James, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

1605-1625 Information on fellowship/International research collaboration program - Ms Asami Matsumura, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

1625-1635 Rankine 2020 Event, Dr Andy Pearson

1635-1650 Japanese Fellowship Experience - Prof. Jonathan Cooper, Vice Principal - International Knowledge Exchange, University of Glasgow

1650-1700 Close and Thanks - Prof. David Cumming

1700-1800 Networking and Poster Presentations

1800 Guests depart

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Starts: Monday, September 23rd 2019 at 1:00pm
Ends: 6:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: September 23rd 2019


Senate Room
University of Glasgow
University Avenue

G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

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