Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference Cohosted by Keio University and Elsevier
June 24, 2016
Keio University and Elsevier co-hosted the third annual Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference under the theme of “Maximizing Impact—Collaboration across Disciplines, Sectors and Borders” on June 8th and 9th, 2016, at Keio’s Mita Campus. The conference was a great success, with approximately 140 people in attendance including university executives for research, managers, and administrators of universities and institutions from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore,etc.
Through the lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects across disciplines, sectors, and national borders were reported on, and it has been found that universities that promote international collaborations, tend to produce higher quality research and rank higher in world university rankings.
The panelists and the audience shared the view that it is the role of universities to contribute to society through empowering knowledge and wisdom to tackle global challenges and nurturing the youth to realize the shared aspirations of humankind.