The second university summit was hosted by Kyushu University in Fukuoka on 26-28 October 2007. Kyushu University convened the first “University Summit in Kyushu” in May 2000 for the purpose of discussing current challenges facing university management, as well as research and educational activities in a global context with senior executives from leading higher education institutions. Through the two forums, Kyushu University is trying to deepening its contribution to international higher education and international society.

The second University Summit is part of an extensive program of events culminating in Kyushu Universit’s centennial anniversary in 2011. The summit highlighted the theme of “Integrating Global Universities and Local Communities in the 21st Century”. Six universities represented by their institution leaders participated and presented their papers in the events. Those six universities are: Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), University of Tehran (Iran), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), University of Sao Paolo (Brazil), Shanghai Jhiao Tong University (China), and Kyushu University (Japan).

In this event, Gadjah Mada University was represented by University Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sudjarwadi, accompanied by Dr. Joko Luknanto. Some of the Gadjah Mada University staffs who are currently studying in Kyushu University were also invited to attend the event on the second day. In that event, Prof. Dr. Sudjarwadi presented a paper entitled “The university as a resource for prosperous local communities: a case study of Gadjah Mada University”. After the summit, Prof. Sudjarwadi invited us to discuss about the Gadjah Mada University current condition and future plan. The discussion was started at 18pm and finished at 22pm.