source：© Hugues Bretheau – Université de Bordeaux
Establishment of Exchange Agreements with the University of Bordeaux and the Institute of Vine & Wine Science
On Tuesday, January 15, Niigata University established an exchange agreement with the University of Bordeaux, as well as a faculty-level exchange agreement between the Niigata University Sakeology Center and the University of Bordeaux Institute of Vine and Wine Science (ISVV).
A ceremony was held to commemorate the occasion, and it was attended by university president Sugata Takahashi, as well as the head of the Niigata Prefectural Sake Research Institute and the chair of the Niigata Sake Brewers Association.
The Niigata University Sakeology Center was established in April of 2018, and the Center has engaged in a number of discussions with the ISVV, which is known for its vine and wine research, and which is located in Bordeaux, France, an iconic region known worldwide for its wine production.
This faculty-level exchange agreement was made possible through cooperation between Niigata University’s Sakeology Center, Niigata Prefecture, and the Niigata Sake Brewers Association, and was established with the aim of joint research and student exchange. Likewise, through the university-level exchange agreement, we aim to further research and student exchange, initially focusing on natural sciences before branching out into broader fields of research.
We hope that these agreements will not only expand academic and student exchange at Niigata University in the future, but that they will also serve as a first step toward establishing Niigata as an iconic region known worldwide for sake production.