Climate protection

Hamburg University und Kyoto University extend strategic partnership

28 June 2023
Focus on "Planetary Health" - University of Hamburg now has 15 strategic partnerships with universities worldwide

The University of Hamburg and Kyoto University extended their strategic partnership until 2026 during a ceremony in City Hall on Monday (June 19, 2023). Emphasis is on planetary health and on connections between ecological, social, and economic systems and their impact on human health.

International exchange of knowledge and young reseachers

Around 60 delegates attended a symposium in Hamburg to launch the new thematic focus. The working groups  concentrated on infection research, social research (social implications of decarbonization), climate change, catastrophe protection, and biodiversity. The partnership should strengthen co-operation between the universities and individual research fields and boost international scientific exchange. Special emphasis is on supporting young researchers and developing recommendations for policymakers.

University of Hamburg's internationalisation strategy

Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren, President of the University of Hamburg, remarked: “We are very happy to extend this important partnership with Kyoto University in Japan until 2026. Our international strategic partnerships aim for sustainable co-operation and development in research and teaching and, as a University of Excellence, they are part of our flagship university concept and our motto ‘Innovating and Cooperation for a Sustainable Future’.” The University of Hamburg has reached 15 strategic partnerships with universities on every continent since 2012. All the partnerships involve student and researcher exchanges as well as joint teaching and research projects.


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