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The Visit of Excellence 9 to Sixers Closed Successfully in Autumn, the Harvest Season of the “Schoolfellow Friendship” Initiative

Nov 21, 2019 Li Ya'nan

2019 is the China-Japan Youth Exchange Promotion Year. In order to further promote higher education cooperation between China and Japan, as well as enhance exchanges between young students of the two countries, Dalian University of Technology has taken a lead and convened nearly 100 students from 5 universities in the Excellence 9 (E9) to visit Chiba University and Kanazawa University of Sixers from October 28th to November 2nd.

It is the first time for E9 students to visit Chiba University and Kanazawa University collectively, which has greatly promoted further understanding and cooperation between the alliances, enhanced the interaction between Chinese and Japanese youth, and practically implemented the provisions of the Awaji Island Declaration. It is also an effective way to continuously promote the “Schoolfellow Friendship” Initiative which initiated by DUT between Chinese and Japanese youth.

Have lessons together to fulfill the dream of “Schoolfellow Friendship”

On the morning of October 28th, the study group visited Chiba University. The two sides stated that the visit has advanced the exchange of elite talents between China and Japan, as well as promoted the continuous and diversified cooperation between the two alliances.

From 28th to 29th, Chiba University arranged two simulated lectures for the students of E9. Professor Sato, the Vice President of Chiba University, delivered a lecture concerning the fundamentals of chemical engineering. Professor Hashimoto of the Engineering Research Department, gave a lecture entitled “Study in Abroad for Your Career Up”.

Sing a song together to honor “Schoolfellow Friendship”

On the morning of October 31st, the study group visited Kanazawa University. Nishibe Nanako from Kanazawa University, who have visited Dalian University of Technology, Yang Ruitong from Northwestern Polytechnical University and Li Boyang from Dalian University of Technology, jointly presented the song “The Wind Rises” in Chinese and Japanese. At that time, the students in the room began to clap with the music rhythm and everyone was embraced by the relaxed and lively atmosphere.

Depict a dream together to share “Schoolfellow Friendship”

During the visit, the study group exchanged their experience in studying abroad with enrolled students and international students from Chiba University and Kanazawa University. The exchange students of DUT at Chiba University and Kanazawa University also actively participated in student exchange activities, and depicted beautiful dreams and cultivated schoolfellow friendship with Japanese students.

Study a subject together to enhance “Schoolfellow Friendship”

The study group had an in-depth exchange at the computer lab and electronic intelligence laboratory of Kanazawa University. The students of Kanazawa University explained the research content related to deep learning to E9 students, that is how to realize the accuracy of the detection direction through the time difference of the detection object and SNN algorithm, and also showed the principle of the filter designed by themselves to E9 students.

A life-long “Schoolfellow Friendship” will be engraved in their hearts

Although the one-week visit is short, the students of E9 and Chiba University and Kanazawa University have established profound schoolfellow friendship. As a catalyst, this activity has laid a more solid foundation for promoting the friendly cooperation between DUT and Japanese universities, as well as deepening the “Schoolfellow Friendship” Initiative between China and Japan. Through this visit, we believe that the friendly exchanges between Chinese and Japanese universities will have a better future.


“Sixers” refers to an alliance of six national universities in Japan, which was founded in 2013. It consists of Chiba University, Niigata University, Kanazawa University, Okayama University, Nagasaki University, and Kumamoto University. The goal is to strengthen the educational and academic research level of the universities and promote their social contribution.

The Awaji Island Declaration: On November 26, 2018, Excellent 9 and Sixers signed The Awaji Island Declaration, stating that the two alliances will always be committed to building a platform for exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and Japanese universities and non-government organizations to promote Sino-Japanese humanities and educational exchange research.