Nagoya University was the next destination of the official visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoev to Japan. Today, the Nagoya university has more than 16,000 students. There are over 1600 international students (150 undergraduate) from 78 countries studying in the faculties of Nagoya University, while Uzbekistan is represented by more than 30 students, with a total of over 400 Uzbek students and researchers graduated Nagoya University.
The office of Nagoya University was opened in Tashkent in 2010. Today, the mission serves as a bridge for higher education institutions of the two countries.
Shavkat Mirziyoev familiarized himself with the university and met with its president, Seiichi Matsuo. In the meeting were present several Nobel prize winners associated with Nagoya University and other scholars.
- We highly value your contribution to the development of scientific cooperation between the two countries. Your visit to Uzbekistan last year, especially with the Nobel Prize winner Professor Ryoji Noyori, has become an important event in the scientific life of our country, said Shavkat Mirziyoev.
Taking into account Seyichi Matsuo's contribution to the development of science in Uzbekistan, he was recently elected honorary rector of the Tashkent State Technical University. Professor Ryoji Noyori was also awarded an honorary academic title of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.
For his contribution to the development of the education, and support to science and academic exchanges, in recognition of the reforms undertaken in Uzbekistan, the Scientific Council of Nagoya University decided to award the degree of Honorary Doctor of the University to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The solemn ceremony of awarding this high scientific degree was held at the University with the participation of officials, Nobel laureates, scientists, professors, teachers and students.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shavkat Mirziyoyev noted that in addition to similar national and moral values, the peoples of Uzbekistan and Japan share such a noble quality as a constant desire for science and knowledge. He emphasized that now human capital, intellectual potential, innovation, high technologies are the basis for sustainable development.
“I perceive this title as primarily an expression of respect to the people of Uzbekistan and express my deep gratitude for this to the leadership and scientific team of Nagoya University,” he continued.
Noting the great accomplishments in the Uzbek-Japanese scientific cooperation, the President also pointed to the presence of untapped potential and put forward a number of proposals. In order to further expand cooperation, he proposed to create an Uzbek-Japanese fund for scientific and academic exchanges and technology transfer.
This fund will serve the implementation of joint projects to finance bilateral scientific research, joint research of young scientists, exchange of students and professors and teachers of the two countries.