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Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) paid a courtesy call to the University.     


 On September 10, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Khalid Al Ameri ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Japan came to our university as part of his visit to Tottori Prefecture and paid a courtesy call to the President Nakajima.

 President Nakajima introduced that the UAE's International Saltwater Agricultural Research Center and the University signed an academic exchange agreement last year and said that he would like to deepen exchanges with UAE in the future with the visit of Ambassador Al Ameri. During the meeting, the ambassador and others were very interested and enjoyed a new variety of pears from Tottori Prefecture "Shinkansen", and tea using leaves of “Twenty Century Pear” which our university was involved in development.

 After the courtesy call, Ambassador Al Ameri gave a lecture to about 60 students and faculty members. In the lecture by Ambassador Al Ameri to the students of the university after the courtesy call, he pointed out that the spirit of “diversity and tolerance”, including the relationship between UAE and Japan, was the driving force behind UAE economic development. In addition, he introduced that the first expo in the Middle East and Africa district, “Dubai Expo 2020”, will be held in 2020. The participants also exchanged questions and answers about education in the UAE. The lecture was a valuable opportunity for the University.

 In the afternoon, the ambassador visited the University's Arid Land Research Center together with the lower house member Shigeru Ishiba, and Dr. Norikazu Yamanaka introduced the center's activities and the Arid Land Dome experimental facilities. Al Ameri Ambassador asked questions about dry land research and its connection with the UAE, and in addition to understanding desertification measures and dryland agricultural research, he showed a deep interest in our efforts to develop human resources.


The Doctoral Degree Awarding Ceremony for Academic Year 2019 of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University


 On 13 September 2019, The Doctoral Degree Awarding Ceremony for Academic Year 2019 of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University was held. This United School was established in 1989 and it has a proud history of 31 years. Since then 859people have been conferred a doctoral degree from this school.

 Each student received a diploma from Dr. Hiromitsu NAKAJIMA, the President, and a memorial medal was handed from Dr. Masaaki AZUMA, Dean, the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences.

 President NAKAJIMA said, “I wish that a doctoral degree you successfully got, experience you gained and human network you established at this school will lead you to the great future.”

 The twelve recipients of the degree are as follows.

[Course Completed]

・Course of Bioproduction Science:4 persons

・Course of Bioenvironmental Science:2 persons

・Course of Bioresources Science:1 person

・Course of Global Arid Land Science:4 persons

[Papers Submitted]   1 person