New Partnership of GSAIS and Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London

▲Front row from left, Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa (Kyoto University President), Prof. Kaoru Takara (Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability).
Prof. Mark d’Inverno (Pro-Warden of Goldsmiths) and Mr.Patrick Loughrey (Warden of Goldsmiths)
Back row from left, Prof. Liang Zhao and Prof. Naoko Tosa (Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability). Prof. William Latham and Prof.Frederic Leymarie (Goldsmiths)

▲Kyoto University President, Dr. Yamagiwa is explaining about 八思(“hasshi”= General Foundation Courses) of Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability as an organization to study art.

A new partnership will see Goldsmiths, University of London working closely with Kyoto University in Japan to help foster creativity and knowledge sharing between the two organisations.
The universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as they co-chaired the inaugural Future Mind International Symposium held at Goldsmiths.
The agreement will see the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths aligned with the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability at Kyoto University. In particular the agreement will promote:
・Exchange of publications and information materials
・Exchange of students
・Exchange of faculty members and researchers
・Joint seminars and meetings
The MoU was signed by Professor Kaoru Takara, Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability at Kyoto University and Professor Mark d’Inverno, Pro-Warden (International Development) at Goldsmiths.
The signing was attended by His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador Mr Koji Tsuruoka.
Also in attendance was Patrick Loughrey, Warden of Goldsmiths, and Dr Juichi Yamagiwa, President, Kyoto University.
Mr Loughrey said: “Joining with Kyoto University will help us both explore new forms of creativity and allow us to learn from one another. This is an exciting moment and I look forward to seeing the work we produce together over the coming years.”
Dr Yamagiwa said: “Collaboration with Goldsmiths opens opportunities for creative, interdisciplinary collaboration bridging science, art, and advanced technology, which is vital for our institutional mission of pursuing harmonious coexistence within the planet’s human and ecological community.”
The MoU signing took place on Monday 18 September 2017 during the Art And Technology International Symposium.
Some 200 delegates attended the event at Goldsmiths which explored art and technology in the future.
The conference was co-chaired by Professor Naoka Tosa from the Graduate School of Advanced Intergrated Studies in Human Survivability at Kyoto University and Professor William Latham, from the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, and
Presenters at the all-day event included Conrad Bodman, Head of Film Interpretation at the British Film Institute and curator Professor Sherry Dobbin.
For more information on the partnership contact the Goldsmiths media relations team on 020 7919 7986 or email communications* (replace * with @), or Kyoto University’s office of global communications at comms* * with @).
About Goldsmiths, University of London
Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths, University of London is an institution with a rich academic history known for its creative approach in the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths research shapes the future, changes lives and is at the forefront of creative practice, with almost three-quarters of research rated internationally excellent or world-leading by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Seven winners of the Turner Prize – and almost a quarter of those shortlisted for the award since it began – have been former Goldsmiths students, while others have gone on to receive Oscars, Mercury Music prizes, Ivor Novellos and BAFTAS.
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About Kyoto University
Kyoto University is one of Japan and Asia’s premier research institutions, founded in 1897 and responsible for producing numerous Nobel laureates and winners of other prestigious international prizes. A broad curriculum across the arts and sciences at both undergraduate and graduate levels is complemented by numerous research centres, as well as facilities and offices around Japan and the world.
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