Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral), recently welcomed representatives of Yamaguchi University to the Bath to discuss active and emerging collaboration opportunities. Professor Bradshaw was pleased to host Professor Kenji Hori, Vice President of Academic Research, Professor Makoto Furutani-Seiki, Professor of Systems Biochemistry, and Professor Kazuhiro Kimura, Head of Ophthalmology during their two-day visit to Bath.

Professor Furutani-Seiki holds a visiting associate professorship in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and Professor Hori has visited the University numerous times due to his ongoing collaboration with Professor Ian Williams in the Department of Chemistry.

Professor Bradshaw chaired a roundtable discussion, which also included the Academic Director of International Partnerships, Professor Catherine Montgomery and Academic Director of the Doctoral College, Professor Cathryn Mitchell. Bath colleagues from the Departments of Chemistry and Biology & Biochemistry, the Faculties of Engineering & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science, and the International Relations Office also joined the roundtable to discuss current and potential collaboration opportunities. Discussions focused on research collaboration, student mobility and the potential development of joint PhD programmes.

Our guests were also able to meet with staff from Japan in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, as well as Harrison Maund, currently studying BSc Molecular & Cell Biology, who is undertaking his year-long professional placement at Yamaguchi University next academic year.

Professor Jeremy Bradshaw said:

I was delighted to host our visitors from Yamaguchi University. We had very productive discussions, exploring ways of extending our existing collaboration, in the Departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry, into new areas. We discussed further international opportunities for both students and staff.