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今回の東大フォーラムは、「知の創発」(Global Emergence of Frontier Knowledge)を総合キーワードに、シンポジウム、フォーラム、留学フェアなど、多くのイベントを通じて、東京大学の最先端の研究成果をひろく皆さまにご紹介します。

開会式や基調講演を含むメインイベントは、チリ・サンチャゴで11月7日・8日、ブラジル・サンパウロで11月11日に開催されます。そのほかにも、東京大学内の大学院や研究所が主催する、専門分野ごとのシンポジウムやワークショップが、両国でそれぞれ約15ずつ予定されています。(スケジュールの詳細は「イベントを探す」をご覧下さい)

ほとんどのイベントは一般公開されており、研究者/学生などの隔てなく、どなたでもご参加いただけます(一部のクローズド・セミナーを除きます)。

また、東大への留学に関心のある学生/研究者の方は、ぜひサンチャゴ・サンパウロで開催される留学フェアにもご参加ください。留学に関する基礎情報、協定校との交換留学プログラムの紹介など、東大で学ぶための様々な情報を手に入れることができます。(留学については「東大で学ぼう」もご覧ください)

東大フォーラム2013は、チリ・カトリカ大学、チリ大学、ブラジル・サンパウロ大学をはじめとする、約10の提携組織の協賛で開催しています。

ごあいさつ

UTokyo President Junichi Hamada
東京大学総長
濱田純一

この度、チリのカトリカ大学及びチリ大学、そしてブラジルのサンパウロ大学と、東大フォーラム2013を共催することとなりました。ご尽力頂きました関係者の皆様に、深く感謝申し上げます。

 東大フォーラムは、本学の学術研究成果を世界に広く発信し、主要大学・研究機関との国際的な研究者交流・学生交流を更に推進することを目的とした、東京大学が大学を挙げて実施する一大イベントで、第9回目となる今回のテーマは「知の創発」(”Global Emergence of Frontier Knowledge”)です。

 チリにおける本学の教育研究活動で特筆すべきは、理学系研究科のアタカマ天文台における天文観測(TAOプロジェクト)です。2010年にサンチャゴにて1.0m望遠鏡の完成記念式典を開催した際には、ピニェラ・チリ共和国大統領より祝辞が寄せられ、チリ外務省局長、チリ科学技術研究委員会(CONICYT)会長、在チリ日本国大使なども式典に出席されるなど、両国の交流において存在感は抜群であります。本観測施設は、世界最高地点ならではの環境を活かして、生まれつつある星の研究などにおいて成果を挙げており、建設の始まった6.5m望遠鏡によりさらなる教育研究活動の発展が期待されます。この他、両国共通の課題である地震研究を初めとする理学、工学、農学生命科学及び人文社会系の研究者が様々なテーマで集います。 ブラジルでは、社会経済の発展に伴い、理工系人材養成のニーズが高まっており、ブラジル政府が10万人の理工系学生等を対象に、外国留学のための奨学金を付与するプログラムを立ち上げました。本学では海洋・造船分野で企業とのインターンシップもセットにして学生の受入を始めており、今回は理工系のワークショップが数多く企画されています。また、世界最大の日系人社会を有する国という背景から、人文社会系の企画も大変興味深いものが組まれています。

 今回、東京大学からは約150名、カトリカ大学とチリ大学からは約100名、そしてサンパウロ大学からも約100名の教員・研究者・学生・事務職員が参加し、レクチャーや分野別ワークショップを開催します。

 本フォーラムにおいては、東京大学だけではなく、広く日本留学を希望する学生や日本の大学・研究機関との研究交流に関心を有する研究者を主な対象として、日本国大使館、日本学生支援機構(JASSO)、日本学術振興会(JSPS)、CONICYT及びサンパウロ州研究財団(FAPESP)等の協力を得て、日本留学説明会や二国間研究支援スキームの説明会も開催します。

 今回の東大フォーラム2013を機に、チリ及びブラジルとの大学間交流が更に発展することを信じております。
多くの皆様と会場でお会いできることを、心から楽しみにしております。

カトリカ大学長からのごあいさつ チリ大学長からのごあいさつ サンパウロ大学長からのごあいさつ

カトリカ大学長からのごあいさつ

UCatólica Rector Ignacio Sánchez
カトリカ大学長
Ignacio Sánchez D.

With joy and great enthusiasm the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile welcomes 2013 UTokyo Forum, an opportunity for faculty and students to share the knowledge developed in the diverse fields at the University of Tokyo.

Under the name of “Global Emergence of Frontier Knowledge” Latin American researchers, professors and students will have the chance to review the newest advances of investigations held during the last years at the University of Tokyo, which has established alliances with the most important study centers around the world.

In the P. Universidad Católica we see UTokyo Forum as a bridge to knowledge, because it is an excellent opportunity to interact with the best researchers and thus improve the well being of individuals and promote the development of our countries.

Research within P. Universidad Católica is the result of the hard work led by academics of excellence –along with pre and post graduate students. Throughout their careers, these professors have not only dedicated their time to teaching but also to further developing their work fields. The results of their investigations have been taught in our classrooms because for our university research and teaching are inseparable. Based on this belief we motivate our students in the creation of new knowledge.

Since its foundation, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has contributed in the formation of thousands of new PhDs. During the last decades research activity has grown steadily and today it is an important part of our professors agenda. While acknowledging the achievements made, one of the pending challenges on the 125th anniversary of our University is to increase the amount and quality of our research and to transfer it to our society.

Undoubtedly the UTokyo Forum 2013 will be a motivating and challenging opportunity for academics, researchers and students wishing to contribute and share their skills through a face to face exchange experience promoted by the University of Tokyo.

チリ大学長からのごあいさつ

UChile Rector Víctor L. Pérez Vera
チリ大学長
Víctor L. Pérez Vera

It is a great honor for the University of Chile to give a special and warm welcome to the 2013 UTokyo Forum, a global biannual event that is gathering among the best from the Scientists and Researchers Communities of Chile, Brazil and Japan.

The University of Chile is the leading Chilean institution in scientific and technological research. Our University is responsible for a third of the scientific publications and also of the implementation of a high percentage of the competitive research projects in most academic fields, including basic sciences, technologies, humanities, social sciences and arts.

The University of Chile is open to the world. More than half of our papers and co-authorships consider international collaboration of people from around the world. In order to preserve our traditional contribution to our country and benefit more people in a long term , we sustain and promote our national and international strategic alliances with renowned academic institutions, study centers and centers of excellence in different countries.

“Global Emergence of frontier Knowledge” will be an opportunity to share, learn, exchange and expand the newest trends, experiences and issues of advanced research in many fields, not just for Chilean, Brazilian and Japanese participants. The UTokyo Forum is leading and promoting new linkages to create global knowledge and future pathways for the Asia Pacific region.

Global knowledge will broad any borders, because this kind of multidisciplinary event is not just between academic institutions, it is about the encounter of open societies, strengthening in any sense, the global community. Knowledge is alive and diverse; each time it is shared, it is creating future and new potential emerges.

Researchers, professors, graduates and students will have the possibility to choose, according to their own interests, the proper space where they will expand their networks, posing new questions and sharing a part of their experiences in the field. The Universidad de Chile acknowledges that the frontiers of multidisciplinary sciences can be expanded through the classrooms, laboratories, research centers and also motivating international meetings such as the University of Tokyo Forum.

サンパウロ大学長からのごあいさつ

USP Rector João Grandino Rodas
サンパウロ大学長
João Grandino Rodas

With the advent of the new millennium, the University of Tokyo began to seek narrow relationships with strategic academic partners, higher education and research leading institutions in their countries and regions, located in the United States, Asia (Singapore, Korea and China) and Europe (Sweden, the United Kingdom and France). In its ninth edition this year, for the first time in the South Hemisphere, such an important scientific and cultural event as the UTokyo Forum will be held in universities in Chile and Brazil.

It is with great joy, immense honor and responsibility that Universidade de São Paulo (USP) hosts UTokyo Forum in Brazil. The Forum itself tightens the bonds between Brazil, specially the state of São Paulo, and Japan. The Japanese presence in Brazil started in 1908, with the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in São Paulo, after a 52-day trip from Kobe to Santos in the ship named Kasato Maru. Since then, the Japanese presence in our state is vigorous, and countless traces of this presence are inserted and fixed in this huge cultural mix that is the state of São Paulo, and most particularly, its capital.

Universidade de São Paulo, created in 1934 – just 26 years after the first Japanese immigrants’ arrival – has counted on the presence of students with Japanese ancestry since day one. Nowadays, the percentage of USP professors and students that are children (nissei), grandchildren (sansei) or great-grandchildren (yonsei) of the first immigrants is significant; and higher than the proportion of Japanese descendants in the state population. We can affirm, undoubtedly, that Universidade de São Paulo owns part of its vigor to the serious work of so many of these that were able to become Brazilians without losing their bonds with Japan and its ancestral culture.

UTokyo Forum happens in a very special moment for Universidade de São Paulo. While Brazil is setting itself as a key country in the world scenario, USP, an international institution since its foundation, has defined itself as a world class university, leader in Brazil and Latin America. As such, USP intends to be closer to other world top universities, and UTokyo Forum will strengthen the existing relationships among them and will develop further creative and innovative interactions.

Finally, I would like to truly welcome all participants, either from Japan or Brazil. We are convinced that the forum will contribute to deepen not only the relationships between our institutions, but also our countries’, in a long lasting manner.