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AFIMA annual on-site meeting


Hosted by Nagasaki University (NU), Ocean University of China (OUC), Pukyong National University (PKNU), and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to report on the 2022 AFIMA Leaders Program and the 2023 AFIMA Leaders Program.



Professor Takeda of Nagasaki University gave a greeting and said that we had a good start from the first session and that he would like to thank each university for their cooperation.



The professors who participated in this conference are as follows.


Ocean University of China (OUC)

Professor/Dean  Qi Li
Drector  Weidong Li
Professor/Dean Assistant  Yang Liu


Pukyong National University (PKNU)

Professor Do-Hoon Kim
Professor Ho-Geun Jang


Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Professor/Dean  Mohd.Effendy Bin Abd.Wahid
Associate professor/Deputy Dean  Hayati Binti Mohd Yusof
Associate professor  Wan Nurul Nadiah Binti Wan Rasdi
Lecturer  Yeny Nadira Binti Kamaruzzaman
Lecturer  Shumpei Iehata


Nagasaki University (NU)

Professor/Dean Shigenobu Takeda
Professor/Vice Dean Masaki Nagae
Associate professor Hee-Jin Kim
Assistant professor  Mitsuhide Sato



From left to right  Professor Ho-Geun Jang・Professor/Dean Qi Li・Drector Weidong Li・Professor/Dean Shigenobu Takeda・Professor/Dean  Mohd.Effendy Bin Abd.Wahid




Each university reported on the program for the 2022 academic year, and after introducing the campus, class contents, international student schedules, and dormitories, discussions were held. In addition, there was a report on what kind of marine experiments and experiences the international students conducted in 2022.




In the afternoon, the participants moved to the Nagasaki University Marine Biological Station in Taira-cho, Nagasaki City, where they were guided through facilities that handle marine life and toured the inside of the 「Nagasaki Maru」, which is owned by the Faculty of Fisheries of Nagasaki University.




The Marine Biological Laboratory has a breeding laboratory, a special breeding laboratory, a student laboratory, an outdoor breeding facility, and a sea-surface cage, where you can raise organisms and conduct experiments using seawater. In addition, we have a biological laboratory and a tissue cell culture room so that physiological experiments using fresh biological samples can be conducted. In addition, we have a molecular biology laboratory, a chemical laboratory, and a cold room so that molecular biology and biochemistry experiments can be conducted.



The Nagasaki Maru is a new ship that was just delivered in March 2018. The total length is about 69 meters, and the maximum capacity is 70 people. All year round, they mainly sail on Japan seas such as Toyama and Okinawa prefectures for marine training.



At the end of the day, we showed them around the Bunkyo Campus, which is the main campus of Nagasaki University.



The next day was a meeting for the upcoming year, the 2023 AFIMA Leaders Program. Nagasaki University will welcome international students on April 6.