Ewha Holds EJO Joint Symposium between Korea and Japan to Cultivate Female Talents in Science
The College of Natural Science held the 11th Ewha Womans University-Japan Women’s University-Ochanomizu University Joint Symposium on Friday, December 11 in Room 204 of Pharmaceutical Science Building A.
The symposium has been jointly held by Ewha’s College of Natural Science, Japan Women’s University, and Ochanomizu University since 2001 with the aim of fostering female scientists, and exchanging students and research activities. Since then, it has grown into one of Ewha’s representative international academic exchange programs in the field of science and engineering, and has been co-hosted and regularly organized by the Ewha Department of Pharmacy since 2014.
President Kim Heisook (left) and Dean Yang In Sang (middle)
Delivering welcoming remarks, President Kim said, “Ewha shares the value of raising female leaders in the 21st century with Japan Women’s University and Ochanomizu University, and I am confident that the EJO Symposium, co-hosted by the three universities, is contributing to the realization of this common goal.”
Dean Yang In Sang of the College of Natural Sciences then announced the opening of the EJO Symposium, which was held online for the first time, saying “This symposium has been held under the goal of promoting the education and research efforts of female scientists in the 21st century. We are approaching closer to achieving this aim through a long history of various academic exchanges and friendly relations.”
Professor Kim Wooseong from Ewha’s Department of Pharmacy and Professor Hideki Mabashi-Asazuma from the Department of Food and Nutrition at Ochanomizu University were the keynote speakers of this year's online symposium, which was livestreamed simultaneously in Korea and Japan. In the student session, 10 graduate students from Ewha and Ochanomizu University gave oral presentations and engaged in discussions to strengthen international networking and gain experience as next-generation female leaders in science and engineering.
At the closing ceremony, Professor Kei Yura at Ochanomizu University and the chairperson of the Japanese organizing committee announced their commitment to holding another symposium next year, saying, “I would like to extend my gratitude to the professors and students who participated in today’s event, and to the members of the organizing committee for their efforts in hosting the EJO symposium so successfully in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.”