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NTNU and Kyushu University Held Workshop Together



As the key sister school of NTNU, Kyushu University has been involved with many activities with NTNU for the past few years. Last year, both universities send teachers abroad as exchange for the first time. Professor and Director of Research Center for Artificial Intelligence in Investment and Asset Management Christine W. Lai went to Kyushu University Business School, QBS in the fall semester of 2020 for 15 weeks.


Due to the impact of COVID-19, the workshop was held online and offline with the topic of Asian Business Strategy. Prof. Lai expressed her gratitude of the assistance given by co-workers during her stay at QBS, including Dean of the Economic Research Institute of Kyushu University Kenji Iwata, Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies Kenji Iwata, Department Head Akiya Nagata and comments provided by Takefumi Mokuda, Hiroshi Hoshino, Isao Murafuji and Masaki Matsunaga. Those ideas are truly valuable.


Except for teaching, Prof. Lai was invited to publish research paper at QBS. She worked with Prof. Tsai Shih Chuan from NTNU, Prof. Konari Uchida and Prof. Tsung-ming Yeh to work on finding out how investors react on stock price of Japanese companies on the company’s attitude towards environmental, social and governance, ESG.


Kyushu University was ranked 124th in 2021 QS World University Ranking, 29th in Asian universities and 7th in universities in Japan. The sister school relationship started in 2018 October. In addition to academic cooperation and exchange program for students, the two academic institutes have visited each other several times. 


Kyushu University is a Japanese national university located in Fukuoka, in the island of Kyushu. It was selected as a Top Type university of Top Global University Project by the Japanese government. Kyudai is considered as one of the most prestigious research-oriented universities in Japan and is a member of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities along with the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Peking University and others.