An ever stronger partnership between the University of Bordeaux and Kyoto University

A strategic partnership agreement has been signed by the universities, reinforcing their collaboration and plans for the future.

  • 09/10/2019

Signature d'un partenariat entre les universités de Bordeaux et Kyoto © Yutaka Iijima Signature d'un partenariat entre les universités de Bordeaux et Kyoto © Yutaka Iijima

On the 7th October 2019, a strategic partnership agreement was signed  by Manuel Tunon de Lara, president of the University of Bordeaux and Juichi Yamagiwa, president of Kyoto University during the STS (Science and Technology for Society) Forum taking place in Japan.

This signature follows the selection of the University of Bordeaux in June 2019 to integrate the Kyoto University strategic partnership network, the Strategic Partnership for the Enhancement of Research Capacity program, which is composed of only 5 universities from around the world.

15 years of collaboration

Since 2014, the University of Bordeaux and Kyoto University organize a joint annual symposium based on common scientific priorities, with the aim of creating, developing and reinforcing shared education, research and knowledge transfer projects. In addition to this ongoing collaboration, discussions are also currently underway concerning the creation of a three-way partnership with African universities. At the end of August, the presidents took part in a visit to Addis-Abeba in Ethiopia with a focus on the topic of sustainable cities, health and African studies.

Science and Technology for Society Forum

This is the 5th year in a row that the University of Bordeaux has participated at this international forum that brings together leaders, decision-makers and scientists from around the world. The objective of the Forum is to provide a new and informal space for open discussion that will encourage the creation of a network that responds to the new challenges posed by the application of science and technology.