On 14 February 2023, a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina paid a courtesy visit to the Shinshu University School of Medicine, the Institute for Biomedical Science and the Center for Global Education and Collaboration.
H.E. Sinisa Berjan, PhD, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was accompanied by Professor Ranko Skrbic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Banja Luka, and Professor Dejan Bokonjic, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of East Sarajevo. In 2015, Shinshu University signed an inter-university agreement with the University of Banja Luka, and in April 2022 with the University of East Sarajevo.
Professor NAKAYAMA Jun, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor TANAKA Naoki, Director of the International Relations Office, School of Medicine, opened the meeting with a presentation about the history and current research activities of the School of Medicine. Professor Skrbic is an alumnus of our School of Medicine in the field of pharmacology and conducted research here under Professor CHIBA Shigetoshi between 1989 and 1990. Emeritus Professor Chiba attended the meeting as a surprise guest, and it was an emotional reunion.
After an exchange of commemorative gifts, the delegation visited research labs at the Institute for Biomedical Science. H.E. Berjan also had discussions with Vice-President YONEKURA Shinichi about possible cooperation in research areas relating to agriculture.
Two weeks earlier, a delegation from the University of East Sarajevo Faculty of Electronic Engineering visited the Shinshu University Faculty of Engineering on 31 January to discuss collaborative ventures, such as the exchange of research students.
The University looks forward with keen interest to seeing the results of the new academic exchanges and the deepening of the friendship between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Japan.
from left: Senior Assist. Prof. Hamano, Assist. Prof. Schuetze, Prof. Tanaka, Dean Skrbic, Prof. Emer. Chiba, Vice-President Nakayama, Vice-President Yonekura, Dean Bokonjic, H.E. Berjan
from left: Prof. Tanaka, Vice-Dean Lale, Dean Popovic, H.E. Berjan, Dean Amano, Vice-Dean Sato, Prof. Henmi, Assist. Prof. Schuetze