[NEW]Holding of "Bridging Japan-UK Online Symposium 2022"

Bridging Japan-UK Online Symposium 2022

- Responding to the continued waves of the COVID-19 pandemic -
"Reviewing the pandemic responses in Japan,UK and the rest of the world"

The COVID-19, an unprecedented pandemic that covered the world, still has a major impact on our society and our lives, and is about to enter a new stage with the advent of vaccines and variants.
On Sunday 6 March 2022, a symposium was organised to connect experts in infectious disease epidemiology from Japan, the UK, Australia and the Philippines online to present their perspectives on the challenges and lessons learned to date, omicron strains and prospects. In addition, on Monday 7 March 2022, a special event "The WISE & LSHTM-Nagasaki Joint PhD Day" was organized. During this event, 20 students in the Nagasaki University Doctoral Programme for World-leading Innovative and Smart Education for Global Health (WISE Programme) including 14 LSHTM-Nagasaki University Joint PhD students gave 5-minute turbo talks.
We would like to thank all the speakers as well as all those involved in this symposium.
If you would like to receive on-demand streaming of the lectures on the day of the symposium, please apply from the special page below.

Global Health - Equality and well-being on a world-wide scale

Global health is an area of study and practice in which industry-academia-government move beyond the boundaries of race, national borders, and work together to realize "a world in which there is health equality for all members of society".

At present, the world is evaluating the human resources and technological capabilities of Japan, counting on Japanese corporations to participate further in global health initiatives.

Under the partnership Nagasaki University has with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an institution where a large number of experts have in fact been actively engaged in global health, the "Doctoral Programme for World-leading Innovation and Smart Education” was established. In 2018, Nagasaki University was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the WISE Program.

Both British and Japanese experts on the frontline of global health gathered in Nagasaki.

We believe that new innovations advancing global health will emerge and connect people.
※Affiliation and title at the time of symposium.

Holding of the Nagasaki University WISE Programme Kick-off Symposium.


The Kick-off Symposium for the Nagasaki University "Doctoral Programme for World-leading Innovation and Smart Education”[Japan-UK collaboration promoting global health] was held at Sakamoto Campus, Nagasaki University on March 9 and 10, 2019.

In addition to faculty and students from Nagasaki University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), there were more than 250 participants including professors and students from other universities, companies related to global health, and the general public.

On the opening day of the symposium, an introductory speech was given by Shigeru Kono, President of Nagasaki University, followed by speeches by Sarah Wooten (Consul-General of the British-Consulate General in Osaka) and Hiroki Hirano (Director, Office for University Reform, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)). Then, Programme Coordinator Professor Koya Ariyoshi provided an overview of the Nagasaki WISE Programme and its vision for the future.

Led by Sir Brian Greenwood, Professor at LSHTM and laureate of the First Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, thirty-five speakers from within Japan and overseas gave presentations on the theme of global health which were listened to enthusiastically by the audience.

In addition to the presentations, the Kick-off symposium included poster exhibitions and global health-related corporate exhibition booths. Participants actively engaged in exchanges of information with the poster presenters and booth holders.

The symposium, held over two days, concluded successfully. We are humbled and excited by the thought that with all our staff, we can strengthen the NU WISE Programme, which has begun in earnest.

It is our hope that this symposium will lead to the establishment of a new network for solving problems related to global health.

Thank you to everyone for coming to the venue and participating in the NU WISE Programme Kick-off Symposium.

Holding of the Second Nagasaki University Global Health Forum.

The Second Nagasaki University Global Health Forum “International collaboration for global health; A Nagasaki University - LSHTM initiative" was held in Tokyo on June 6, 2019. In this forum, speakers from various sectors presented their projects and programmes with Nagasaki University on global health.

An introductory address was given by Shigeru Kohno (President, Nagasaki University), followed with speeches by British Embassy Tokyo, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Then, Professor Koya Ariyoshi, the NU WISE Programme Coordinator, explained the aim of this forum, as well as the strategic partnership and Joint PhD between Nagasaki University and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSTHM).

Part 1 of the forum was composed of the presentations about partnership with Nagasaki University from 3 sectors; domestic organizations, universities and private companies. National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) which Satellite Campus is located in and SDGs Research Center explained their activities. National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) of Vietnam presented its research project on S. pneumococcus with initiative of London School and Nagasaki University. Joint research on malaria survey in The Gambia of Sysmex Corporation and on new drug development for malaria by SHIONOGI & CO., LTD. were introduced as the cases of collaboration between Nagasaki University and private companies in Japan.

In Part 2, keynote addresses were given by Professor Peter Piot, Director of LSHTM, who has led the partnership with Nagasaki University, and Ms. Catherine Ohura, new CEO of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund).

For new innovations realizing "a world in which there is health equality for all members of society", it is essential for industry-academia-government to move beyond the boundaries of specialties, universities and national borders, and work together. We received the same message from each speaker in the Second Nagasaki University Global Health Forum.