I joined Sakura Science Plan in 2014 with my 8 students. One of these students is a doctor course student of Okayama University now. She is interested in Okayama University's research works. And after the program, the relationship between Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT) and Okayama University became much stronger. ZJUT and Okayama University went into a new agreement in May 2016. And based on that agreement, we hosted the summer school successfully in 2016 and 2017 both in Hangzhou and Okayama. And I was also able to take part in a Japanese seminar of biomaterials in October 2016. Moreover, in 2015, 2016 and 2018, my three master course students stayed in Okayama University for a short-term study. From 2014 to 2018, different ZJUT students joined Sakura Science every year. It's a good opportunity for young students to know Japan and Japanese science research. I believe it will be a memorable experience in their future academic life.
We have a good relationship with Okayama University. During our stay in Japan, we met many friends. Some of them are old friends, such as Technical Researcher Ms. Yuri Nakamura, Emeritus Prof. Akiyoshi Osaka and Prof. Satoshi Hayakawa, and some of them are new friends, such as Prof. Eiji Tomita, Prof. Mitsuhiro Okayasu and Prof. Akira Okada. We really appreciated their help for the perfect arrangement. We visited university laboratories, library and museum, listened to the lectures. We also had the opportunity to interact with Japanese culture. For most of the students, it was their first time to go aboard. Though it was only 10 days, I believe it will be a memorable experience in their future academic life.
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