Sakeology Center, Niigata University actively promotes ties with other alcoholic beverage research institutes in Japan and abroad. As well as engaging in research and educational exchange activities in a wide range of fields focusing on natural sciences, especially zymology, Sakeology Center will contribute to gaining international recognition for Niigata as a renowned sake brewing region.
Exchange Agreement Partner
The University of Bordeaux, and
The Institute of Vine and Wine Science, University of Bordeaux
On January 15, 2019, Niigata University signed an inter-university agreement with the University of Bordeaux, France, and Sakeology Center, Niigata University concluded an exchange agreement with the Institute of Vine and Wine Science, University of Bordeaux (ISVV), France.
The University of Bordeaux, initially founded in 1441, is the third-largest university in France. ISVV is domestically and internationally renowned for its world-leading research on oenology.
Photo courtesy of: © Hugues Bretheau – Université de Bordeaux
University of California, Davis
On May 2, 2020, Niigata University entered into an inter-university agreement with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), U.S.A. With a campus near Napa Valley, UC Davis has a world-class Department of Viticulture and Enology.
Courtesy visit in October 2019
OENOVITI INTERNATIONAL Network
Coordinated by ISVV, the OENOVITI INTERNATIONAL Network was established in 2010 to develop and extend viticulture and oenology. Its membership comprises some 60 research institutes and companies worldwide, and Sakeology Center became a member in January 2019.