HeKKSaGOn – Network of Universities

9th Japanese - German University Presidents’ Conference - 21/22 September 2023

Göttingen University is pleased to welcome colleagues from the six HeKKSaGOn universities to Göttingen on September 21–22, 2023 for the 9th Japanese-German University Presidents' Conference.

Presidents, researchers, students and administrators from all HeKKSaGOn member universities – Kyoto University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Heidelberg University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Göttingen University – will participate in this two-day event.

A draft program schedule can be found below. This will be successively refined and updated.

We invite you to register for this event by March 31, 2023.

Thursday, 21 September
Time Event
9:00 - 9:30 Get together for HeKKSaGOn Presidents
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome by President Metin Tolan, University of Göttingen
9:45 – 10:15 Opening Addresses
10:15 - 11:30 Joint session with AI conference participants and Rectors
11:30 - 12:00 University Presentations:
Lunch break
14:00 – 16:30 resp. 17:00 Parallel: Working Groups, Summer School Students’ Groups, Rectors’ Meeting
18:30 – 19:30 Campus Tours
19:30 – 20:45 Reception
Friday, 22 September
Time Event
9:00 – 12:30 Parallel: Closed Presidents’ Meeting, Working Groups, Summer School Students’ Groups
Lunch break
14:00 – 15:40 Plenary Meeting: Presentations of Summer School Students’ Groups, Presentations of Working Groups
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Plenary Meeting: Presentations of Working Groups (continued), Report from the Presidents’ Meeting, Signing of the Joint Statement, Exchange of Presents
18:30 – 20:30 Reception and Farewell Dinner; Toasts of Presidents and Vice-Presidents: Kyoto University, Heidelberg University, Osaka University



German-Japanese University Network


Dr. Tanja Falkowski
Göttingen International
Head and Deputy Director

Tel.: 0551 39-21334

Dr. Martin Jagonak
Göttingen International
Assistant to Head of International Relations

Tel.: 0551 39-21317