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Poster session

From 28 to 30 September 2015, Inter-Academia (IA)* 2015 Conference was held in Hamamatsu, Japan, hosted by Shizuoka University. Around 140 participants ( mostly academics and young researchers from 10 Eastern-Central European Universities and 3 Asian Universities ) attended the event.
The conference started at the Hamamatsu Congress center with the opening speech of the conference chair, Prof. Masaaki Nagatsu and the University presidents, Dr. Yukihiro Ito of Shizuoka University and Prof.Vasile Isan of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania). It was followed by two key-note lectures and 15 presentations on the latest research findings in the fields of Terahertz, Plasma Physics and Informatics. The second day, 29th September was dedicated to young researchers' and students' Oral & Poster presentations. These were evaluated for ‘IA 2015 Best young researchers award’. A total of 67 young researchers, not only from Eastern-Central Europe and Japan, but also from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, China & Kazakhstan, presented their research work. The third day's presentations were for the field of ‘Nanotechnology & automobiles’ and ‘Material Science and Nanotechnology’. 14 researchers delivered presentations during the morning session.
The conference included excursions to visit historical and cultural sites of the Hamamatsu city, such as Hokouji temple, SUZUKI museum and Hananomai Japanese Sake brewery. The last activity of the conference was a Banquet, which gathered many key persons who have greatly contributed to the development of the Inter- Academia community. The honorable professors who were awarded the certificate of appreciation, the young researchers who were awarded the best presentation prize, the executive members of Shizuoka University and all the participants, got together to celebrate the achievements of the Inter- Academia community in the last 14 years and to wish Inter-Academia continued prosperity for many more years to come.
*Inter-Academia is an academic community that consists of Shizuoka University and its sister Universities from Central & East European countries. Website:  http://iac.icsu.shizuoka.ac.jp/en/ 

Inter-Academia 2015 Conference :
◆ Date: 28-30 September 2015
◆ Venue: ACTCITY Hamamatsu, Congress Center, Shizuoka, Japan
◆ Size of the turnout: Total: 145 (Young researchers: 67 )
  From overseas :44 (Poland: 3, Romania: 8, Hungary: 5, Belarus: 3, Latvia: 5, Bulgaria: 2,
  Ukraine: 6, Slovakia: 2, Russia: 3, Lithuania: 4, Malaysia: 2, Indonesia: 1)
  Japan: 101 (Shizuoka Univ.:93, Suzuki.Co: 3, Osaka Univ.: 2, others:3)
◆ Participating IA member universities:
・ Shizuoka University, Japan
・ Comenius University, Slovakia
・ Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
・ Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
・ Gomel State University, Belarus
・ Riga Technical University, Latvia
・ Sofia University, Bulgaria
・ Óbuda University, Hungary
・ Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
・ St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, Russia
・ Kaunas Institute of Technology, Lithuania


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