大师讲坛第92期：A new evolutionary model for universities：co-creationfor innovation with society and for society
报告人：ShojiroNishio，President of Osaka University
Shojiro Nishio is a Japanese information scientist and technology scholar andthe 18th president of Osaka University. Having co-authored or co-edited morethan 55 books and more than 650 refereed journal or conference papers as wellas serving on editorial boards of major information sciences journals, Nishiois considered one of the most prominent and influential researchers on databasesystems and networks.
Hebecame Osaka University's full professor in 1992. Thereafter he has held anumber of key leadership positions of Osaka University such as the FoundingDirector of the Cybermedia Center, Dean of Graduate School of InformationScience and Technology, Executive Vice President prior to becoming theuniversity's president in 2015.
Inaddition, Nishio has served on numerous committees and governing bodies of theMinistry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and theJapan Science and Technology Agency (JST). In his capacity both as a leadingcomputer scientist and president of Japan's leading research university, Nishiohas facilitated the formulation of Japan's higher education and sciencepolicies and been instrumental in setting their overall directions.
Nishohas become a member of the Science Council of Japan, the country's Academy ofScience, since 2006 and acted as the Chair of Informatics from 2011 to 2014.
Asyou may already know, the environment surrounding national universities israpidly changing. The current wave of globalization is surging at a furiouspace, and there is a strong expectation and demand in human resources andindustry-education collaboration from the nation and society. An importantresponsibility of the university is to answer the mandates of the citizens andsociety alongside promoting the very best in education and research. ShojiroNishio will share his opinion and experience on a new evolutionary model foruniversities——Co-creation for innovation with society and for society.