From September 3 to September 8, a delegation from Wenzhou Medical University (WMU) led by Lu Yijun, Deputy Party Secretary of WMU Committee, visited Chonnam National University and Chosun University in the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Kumamoto University in Japan. The delegation signed a series of cooperation agreements and memorandums with host universities during the visit.
During the visit to Chonnam National University (CNU), Lu Yijun representing WMU signed with CNU President Byungseok Jeong a cooperation agreement to hold a joint doctoral degree program and a joint master training program in pharmacy. Lu Yijun expected both sides to develop their respective advantages, create innovative education models, and work hard to cultivate high-end pharmacy talents with global vision. President Byungseok Jeong said that mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation in teacher training, student exchanges and scientific research cooperation has been well under way since the signing of cooperation MOU between the two universities in 2014. He believes, the signing of the agreement will further deepen the partnership and enhance the internationalization level of graduate education of both universities. Founded in 1952, CNU ranks the first among ROK’s national universities with the most funding for scientific research among all institutions of higher learning in the country.
During the visit to Chosun University, Lu Yijun and President Kang Dong-Oan, representing the two universities respectively, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the School of Stomatology, Wenzhou Medical University and the College of Dentistry, Chosun University. As agreed, the two sides will cooperate in teacher-student exchanges, academic cooperation, medical technology and charity care. The delegation also visited the school’s the College of Dentistry and its affiliated hospital. Founded in 1946, Chosun University is the first private university in Korea. Its discipline of dentistry ranks the fourth in the country.
During the visit to Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Lu Yijun and President Yasuyuki Yoshizawa signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on friendly cooperation, opening a new chapter in cooperation between the two universities. Lu Yijun believes, Tokyo Medical and Dental University with a long history and excellent teaching and training system is worthy of learning in many aspects for WMU. Thus, further cooperation in teacher exchanges, clinical internships and academic exchanges is expected in the future. After briefing the delegation about the general situation of the University’s education and research and the Japanese system of dental education and talent cultivation, President Yasuyuki Yoshizawa looked forward to further deepening substantive exchanges and cooperation between the two universities. Boasting a history of more than 100 years, Tokyo Medical and Dental University is the oldest dental university in Japan with its quality of education among the best in Japan’s private dental universities.
During the visit to Kumamoto University, the WMU delegation was warmly welcomed. The two sides expressed their desire for further cooperation in the field of life sciences, and reached many consensuses after in-depth discussions on medical research exchanges, clinical internships, scientific research cooperation and joint training of masters and doctors. Founded in 1756, Kumamoto University is one of the oldest and most prestigious national universities in Japan. It has been selected as one of the 22 most internationalized universities in Japan. Notably, up to the present, it has a
Relevant officials from the International Cooperation and Exchange Office, the School of International Studies, the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Stomatology and the Affiliated Hospital of Stomatology, WMU were also on the delegation.