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ASEAN+3 Rectors's Conference in Kanazawa


  • The conference will be organized online on 14 October 2021

    The 5th ASEAN +3 Rector’s Conference will be organized online on 14 October 2021 from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (GMT+9).  Detailed information will be announced in due course.

  • The conference has been postponed

    This conference has been postponed until next year due to the new coronavirus infection. Further information will be provided later.

  • The website now open

    The website for the 5th ASEAN+3 Rectors’ Conference now open


oct14The 5th ASEAN+3 Rector’s Conference

09:30 - 10:00



10:00 - 10:15



Welcome Remarks:

1.Dr.Hirofumi MAKINO


Okayama University from SixERS

2.Tomoka SATOMI

Deputy Director - General

Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) - Japan

Kanazawa University Introductory Video

Introductory Remarks:

Dr.Choltis Dhirathiti

Executive Director

ASEAN University Network

ASEAN University Network Introductory Video

10:15 - 10:35


Keynote Session: ”Taking on the Challenge of Nurturing the Next Global Leaders"



Kanazawa University

10:35 - 10:55


Knowledge Sharing Session: “Impact of the Pandemic and Roadmap for the ASEAN Future of Graduate Employability”

Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr.Mohd Hamdi Abdul Shukor


Universiti Malaya

10:55 - 11:05


Question and Answer Session

11:05 - 11:20


Group Photo and Break

11:20 - 11:35


“Study in Japan Global Network Project in ASEAN”
- commissioned by MEXT

1.Dr.Hirofumi MAKINO


Okayama University

2.Yusuke NII

Study in Japan Coordinator

11:35 - 11:55


Knowledge Sharing Session: "Managing Outbound Semester Exchange: Improvements and Challenges"

Dr. Andika Putra Pratama

Head of Division for International Partnerships from Bureau of Partnerships Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB)

11:55 - 12:05


Question and Answer Session

12:05 - 12:25


Knowledge Sharing Session: "Co-Promoting Cutting-Edge Research and Co-Fostering the Next-Generation of Intellectuals: Collaboration among ASEAN+3 Universities"

Prof. Yasuyuki KONO

Vice-president for International Strategy

Kyoto University

12:25 - 12:35


Question and Answer Session

12:35 - 12:50


‘Mapping UK-East Asia Research Collaboration Partnerships
- Initial findings’

by Coventry University

1. Professor Ka Ho Mok

Vice President of Lingnan University Hongkong

Representative of the PEER project led by Coventry University (UK) and funded by the British Council

2. Dr.Paryono

Deputy Director for Professional Affairs and Research Manager and Specialist


12:50 -13:00



Closing and End of Meeting

Closing Remarks:

Dr.Tatsuo USHIKI


Niigata University from SixERS


15:00 - 16:30

Joint Side Event

The Ideas of 'University' (Futures of Higher Education in the post pandemic) and the Sustainable Development Goals
– Sharing efforts by multi-stakeholders in Asia-Pacific


Getting to
know Kanazawa.

Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture The City of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture, the home of Kanazawa University, once flourished as the castle town of Kaga Clan, one of the wealthiest clans in Edo Period. It is an exceptional city famous for its history and traditional culture. It is also a Cultural Creation City, a part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. In Kanazawa, innovative new cultures and sophisticated traditions exist in harmony.

  • Gold leaf


  • Kenrokuen Gardern

  • Oyama Jinjya Shrine

  • Kanazawa Castle


  • Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa University

Kanazawa University originated in 1862 as a smallpox vaccination center, and became a university in 1949. It aims to be “a research university dedicated to education, while opening up its doors to both local and global society.” The university offers highly versatile undergraduate program through 17 School, 7 graduate schools and 1 united graduate school, and takes pride in the most advanced research as a leader in the globalization of Japanese universities.

  • Kakuma Campus 1

    • Natural Science and Technology Main Hall

    • Kakuma Campus 2

    • Welcome to Kanazawa University

    • Takaramachi Campus

Campus Guide Map

Students Voice

Contact Information

International Planning Division,International Relations Department
Kanazawa University,Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-1192, JAPAN