A Showcase of Henry Dyer: Collaborations and Exchanges between Glasgow and Japan
Monday, 23rd September 2019
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
Monday, September 23rd 2019
Bookings close: September 23rd 2019
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