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The University of Cambridge and the University of Tokyo enjoy a long-standing and continuing partnership with cross-disciplinary links and collaborations. The Fifth Cambridge-UTokyo Joint Symposium "UTokyo-Cambridge Voices" will be held online, which will be a series of dialogue sessions between academics of the two institutions. Below is a list of the sessions (subject to changes and updates), and more information can be found on the website of the event (http://sp.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/UTokyo_Cam/). For enquiries, please contact Jingchen Hou (Jingchen.Hou@admin.cam.ac.uk). 

Theme Speakers Details

Opening remarks and special session:

"Education in the time of Novel Coronavirus"

Prof David Cardwell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Strategy and Planning, University of Cambridge

Opening Remarks

Prof Mamoru Mitsuishi, Executive Director and Vice President, University of Tokyo

Opening Remarks

Prof Graham Virgo, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge

"Covid: crisis and opportunity"

Prof Tatsuya Okubo, Executive Vice President for Education, University of Tokyo

"The challenges of continuing with education while preventing the spread of infection"

Prof Richard Prager, Head of Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

"Can we deliver the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in an online course"

Prof Takao Someya, Dean of Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

"Hybrid Teaching for engineering at the University of Tokyo"

Moderator: Prof Michael Handford, Adviser to the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

Time:

8:00am-10:00am (UK time), Friday 6th November 2020

Agenda and joining instruction (accessable to members of the University)

 

"Workshop on the future of therapeutic development against neurodegenerative diseases"

Prof Taisuke Tomita, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo

Prof Peter Hyslop, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

Time:

08:00am-10:00am (UK time), Wednesday 18th November 2020

Registration: http://sp.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/UTokyo_Cam/events/20201118/ 

"East Asia at Risk: Regional Insecurity and the Future of Alliances"

Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Prof Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of International Politics at the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

Moderator/Commentator: Dr Yee-Kuang Heng, Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Time:

08:00am-10:00am (UK time), Thursday 19th November 2020

Agenda (open to all)

Registration (open to all):

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8kGA7M6UQUO8--r_iaWXxg

 

"Global Risks and Public Policy"

Dr.Clarissa Rios Rojas, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge

Dr.Yee-Kuang Heng, Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Moderator/Commentator: Prof Hideaki Shiroyama, Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

Time:

08:00am-10:00am (UK time), Monday 30th November 2020

Agenda (open to all)

Registration (open to all):

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p26Rw182TcKpcArbAw0HOQ

"Information & Robotics Technology for Global Societal Impact"

Opening Remarks

Prof. Mamoru Mitsuishi, Executive Director and Vice President, University of Tokyo

Dr. Fumiya Iida, Reader in Robotics, Information Engineering, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Part 1

Fulvio Forni; Fumihito Arai; Hatice Gunes; Hajime Asama

Part 2

Michael de Volder; Masayuki Inaba; Alexandra Brintrup; Etsuko Kobayashi

 

Time:

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Agenda (open to all)

Registration (open to all):

https://eng-cam.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-wCvnXC7R_KRCrt4r2GXmw

Guide to join

"Engineering the Future by Design: anticipating and responding to disruption and transformative change through collaboration"

Prof Miles Pennington, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo

Dr Robert Phaal, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Dr Yusuke Kishita, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo

Time:

9am-10am (UK time), Thursday 10th December 2020

Agenda (open to all)

Registration (open to all):

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqd-6oqjstEtF06TdlmvsYTqJT3hI1NE9l 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

"Advanced Materials for Energy"

Prof Yoshitaka Okada, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo

Prof David Ritchie, Professor of Experimental Physics, Head of Semiconductor Physics, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
Details to be confirmed