The last day of the conference was marked by scientific discussions but also the evaluations of the conference results.
During the open lectures, audience could find out about methods of computational intelligence and architectural engineering. Machi Zawidski, professor of the University of Tokyo, demonstrated several examples of decisions for architectural and designer problems by means of computer technology. Yuki Izuno, “Omron” corporation representative, told about monitoring of quality in supply control system in the corporation. Prof. Kozaburo Hachimura, Dean of the College of Information Science and Engineering of Ritsumeikan Universiry, introduced in his lectures how correlation of digital technologies and humanities aids to preserve cultural heritage.
In the afternoon in a multimedia press center of news agency "RIA-News", the representatives of the different countries and institutions (Prof. Kozaburo Hashimura, Prof. Yoshio Nakatani and Prof. Victor Krissanov from Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Prof. Njuki Murethi, Ecole Polytechnic de Montreal, Canada; Prof. Tomasz Rutkowski, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Mr. Tom Whitaker, executive director of Motion Analysis Corporation, USA; Dr. Ivoyl Koutsaroff, representative of Murata Electronics company, Japan; Prof. Alexander Uvarov, vice-rector of TUSUR for innovative development and international affairs, Russia; Dr. Gennady Kobzev, head of the TUSUR Division of international cooperation, Russia) exchanged their ideas during the round table about university cooperation and academia partnership with business.
The participants of the discussion have emphasized the opportunities which the University Technology Dialogue provides to young scientists – it represents a platform for ideas exchange and special international space that allows discovering other cultures, passing the limits of usual cooperation with colleagues.
Based on the Dialogue presentations, foreign guests and experts noticed a very a high quality of TUSUR engineers. This achievement is resulted from project-based group learning approach and students' business incubator activity.
In the course of the discussion many of the participants have confessed that they know about Tomsk due to TUSUR and University Technology Dialogue. Therefore, they may say that increasing the level of the university visibility in the international educational environment is one of the main TUSUR objectives.
The signing of the agreement on Dual Master Degree Program between TUSUR and Ritsumeikan Universities concluded the Dialogue 2013. According to this agreement, the realization of the program starts this autumn. Students enrolled for this joint degree will spend two semesters in Russia and two - in Japan. Japanese colleagues estimate that the cooperation with TUSUR will be as well very positive.
As Ritsumeikan representatives noticed, they had already set up a similar program with Chinese university that led to opening of cooperative college of both universities.
The next conference of the University Technology Dialogue in TUSUR will take place next year.