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Promoting Collaborative Research & Education on Environmental Engineering between China and Japan - The Third GCOE Shenzhen Symposium

Date: December 10, 2011
Venue: Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China

Organized by:
Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”

Co-organized by:
SCF project, "International Center for Human Resources Development in Environmental Management"

Number of attendants: about 50

Report 189


This symposium is conducted in order to promote the organization-basis collaboration of research which is including positive future development for both Tsinghua University and Kyoto University. Core to core project is one of the important projects for both the countries. Hence, one of the aims of the symposium is to conclude a direction of core to core project between Tsinghua University and Kyoto University. On the other hand, possibility of starting a new cooperation of concrete research proposal that is China-Japan collaborative research should be shown from each group as results of group discussion.


At the beginning of the symposium, Prof. TSUNO Hiroshi of Kyoto University made an opening remarks followed by the introduction of the objective and the agenda of this symposium from Prof. TANAKA Hiroaki of Kyoto University and Prof. WANG Wei of Tsinghua University. In the introduction, Prof. Tanaka showed the outline of the new program of “Core-to-core” from The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The core organizations and core research projects toward the formation of research and educational networking were also introduced, and the conceptual research networks of cores between the three countries including Korea which consist of four major research fields.
In the session of research plan and results, each researcher reports their research progress in the four fields as follows;
(a) Resource Recovery and Recycling in Urban Metabolism System
(b) Urban Water Cycle System Management
(c) Risk Management
(d) Climate Change and Low Carbon Society
In the symposium place, the posters of related studies and technology developments were also displayed with the session of the presentation.
Site-visit was carried out from the afternoon, and the participants visited the water treatment facilities of the No.6 Water Factory in Dongguan city. And we also saw the pilot plants of membrane system which were installed in the water treatment plant.
Through this symposium, the participants obtained an opportunity to discuss about the common researches in each field and were able to perform an important argument how we should build a future collaborative relationship.