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Monte Cassim, Vice-Chancellor (Strategic and International Initiatives) of Ritsumeikan, was President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University from 2004–09. As Professor of Policy Science (1994-) his research is in environmental science and health informatics at the Sustainability Science Research Center, Ritsumeikan University. He was HonoraryProfessor at King’s College London GKT Medical School (2003-04). Graduating in 1970 from the Faculty of Natural Science, University of Sri Lanka Colombo, he studied under a Japanese Ministry of Education Scholarship at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering in the Master’s and Doctoral (1974-82) programs. He has worked extensively in Asia and Latin America while at the UN Centre for Regional Development(1985-94). He is The Representative Director of the Digital Discoveries Research Collaboratory, established together with private industry (2011-).
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