When QS-APPLE 2019 took place in Fukuoka in November 2019, the senior executives from Seoul National University (SNU) and Kyushu University (Kyushu) had a chance to discuss further collaborations in person. Both parties have identified each other as a high priority partner, and have agreed to work on deepening the links, for example, through organizing an annual joint symposium.



The 1st SNU-KYUSHU Joint Symposium was held online September 9, 2020, under the theme of “Grow More Resilient: How University Inventions are Contributing to Unprecedented Global Crises”.

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Plenary Session

The plenary session in the morning opened with welcome remarks by President Chiharu KUBO and President Se-Jung OH from SNU.
Keynote lectures were then given by Professor Toshiharu NINOMIYA from Kyushu and Professor Chan-Soo SHIN from SNU.

Satellite Sessions

We held three Satellite Sessions, “Medicine”, “Environmental and Social Sustainability at Different Spatial Scales”, and “Materials Science and Engineering”


Professor Shuji SHIMIZU from Kyushu and Professor Ho-Seong HAN from SNU have built a good relationship in the field of telemedicine since 2004. For further collaboration of SNU and Kyushu, this medical session was conducted. This session was divided into 3 parts, gastroenterology, surgery and elderly care. For each topic, presentations were made from both sides, followed by fruitful discussions.

(SNU)①Prof. Jin-Hyeok HWANG, ②Prof. Ho-Seong HAN, ③Prof. Cheol Ho KIM
(Kyushu)①Assoc. Prof. Tomohiko MORIYAMA, Asst. Prof. Yuichi MATSUNO, ②Prof. Shuji SHIMIZU, Prof. Masafumi NAKAMURA, Asst. Prof. Kohei NAKATA, ③Prof. Masa HIGO
Environmental and Social Sustainability at Different Spatial Scales

This session was organized under the supervision of Professor Shigemi KAGAWA from Kyushu and Professor Euijune KIM from SNU. Many students participated in the session and lively discussions took place.

(SNU)Prof. KIM Euijune, Prof. KIM Brian H.S., Assoc. Prof. GIM Tommy Tae-Hyoung
(Kyushu)Prof. Shigemi KAGAWA, Assoc. Prof. Hidemichi FUJII, Assoc. Prof. Andrew CHAPMAN
Materials Science and Engineering

Under the supervision of Professor Atsushi TAKAHARA from Kyushu and Professor Yongsok SEO from SNU, researchers from both universities gave the latest case reports at the session.

(SNU)Prof. Yongsok SEO, Prof. Myoung-Gyu LEE, Asst. Prof. Min Sang KWON, Assoc. Prof. Jeong-Yun SUN, Asst. Prof. Seung-Kyun KANG
(Kyushu)Prof. Atsushi TAKAHARA, Assoc. Prof. Tomohiro SHIRAKI, Assoc. Prof. Ken Albrecht, Assoc. Prof. Yu HOSHINO, Asst. Prof. Kenichi GOUSHI


Will be held in June 2021