An unprecedented attempt by the University of Eastern Europe and Japanese universities to conclude an online academic education exchange agreement was made at Kyoto Information Graduate University (KCGI).KCG Group (KCGI and Kyoto Computer Gakuin) will exchange academic education with the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic from 16:30 on May 15, 2008 in Japan time using a remote video conferencing system. The signing ceremony for was opened.Both universities overcame the time difference and distance barriers with thick friendship and the latest technology, and vowed to join hands in the development of each other.
At the KCGI Hyakunan Campus, where KCG's representative director Hiroshi Hasegawa, President Kyoko Hasegawa, KCG Gakuin, and KCGI President Kasegi attended, the design of Pardubice University was projected live on the monitor in front of the venue. Dr. Jiri Marek, Prof. Jan Chapek (Vice Dean, Faculty of Economics and Management), Dr. Yana Hora (Faculty of Electronics and Information) and others gathered together.The time difference with the Czech Republic is 7 hours, and the signing ceremony began with the call for "Good morning" from the KCG side.
The signing documents have been created by exchanging e-mails by the day, and each representative has signed and exchanged in advance. After explaining the process up to the signing on this day, while confirming the other party through the video conference system, President Hasegawa and President Marek signed a blank area.
In response, President Marek said, “I am confident that the signing will be useful for gaining new knowledge and expanding global activities.Both are new organizations.I want to promote exchange activities with a willingness to innovate in higher education. "Mr. Hasegawa, President of the Board, said, “I hope to promote further friendships and make mutual developments after signing the exchange.”After this, both sides toasted with wine and celebrated the signing.
Upon signing, the two universities plan to promote the mutual dispatch of teachers and students, cooperation in education and research, and exchange of academic materials and publications.
It was a national university founded in 1950 as a chemistry university, and was renamed Pardubice University in 1994.The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics was newly established in 2002 and is expected to contribute to the ICT field in the Czech Republic.