About Kyushu University Asia Week 2020
Kyushu University is located in Fukuoka, the city which has prospered as Japan’s gateway to continental Asia from ancient times. In light of Fukuoka’s geographical and historical characteristics, Kyushu University has made a focus on Asia a part of its mission since it was founded, and The University has a long history of collaboration with Asian universities. Based on our achievement in Asia-related studies as well as our expertise on Asia, Kyushu University has promoted further interactions with universities and other institutions in Asia.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current situation has compelled to restrict international travel, causing a huge impact on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world, including how to communicate and collaborate with HEIs around the world. “Kyushu University Asia Week 2020” will take place for the first two weeks of September, designed to offer opportunities to share expertise and experience as well as create dialogue among HEIs and stakeholders, especially aimed for accelerating efforts contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for looking beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.