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Tokyo Tech's Kickoff Symposium for the Top Global University Project

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About Top Global University Project

The Tokyo Tech project, Enhancing Tokyo Tech Education and Research Quality through Administrative Reforms for Internationalization, was selected as a Top Global University Project (Type A) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The Top Global University Project aims to enhance Japan's research and educational competitiveness in higher education by supporting university reforms which promote internationalization and cooperation with top overseas universities.

Education and Research Activities of Tokyo Tech and World's Top Universities

In response to the globalization of the economy, people and information flows, universities around the world have been working to enhance their global competitiveness. In line with our long-term goal of becoming the world's best sci-tech university, Tokyo Tech will revitalize its educational system to further promote internationalization. Faculty and staff will work swiftly and in solidarity to implement administrative reforms toward achieving this goal.

Tokyo Tech will hold a symposium to introduce our on-going and future activities along with those of the world's top universities. We welcome participation from a variety of sectors such as industry, government and higher education.

Tokyo Tech's Kickoff Symposium for the Top Global University Project
- Enhancing Tokyo Tech Education and Research Quality through Administrative Reforms for Internationalization -

Date
January 27, 2015 from 1:30 pm (Doors open at 1:00 pm)
Venue
Kuramae Hall, 1Fl, Tokyo Tech Front (TTF)

Agenda

13:30-13:35
Opening Remarks
Yoshinao Mishima, President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
13:35-13:45
Speech
Hideto Matsumoto Director, Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan
<Session 1> Education and research activities of Tokyo Tech and world's top universities
13:45-14:10
Enhancing Tokyo Tech Education and Research Quality through Administrative Reforms for Internationalization
Yoshinao Mishima, President, Tokyo Institute of Technology
14:10-14:50
Approach to Administrative Excellence in Support of Research and Academic Advancement: A NTU Case Study
Khin Yong Lam, Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
14:50-15:30
Opportunities and Challenges of Online Education at UC Berkeley
Armando Fox, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA
<Session 2> Panel discussion: University education in this globalization era
15:45-17:00
What Global Companies Seek in Their Future Workforce

Guest Speaker: Noritoshi Yoshiyama, Senior Manager, UX&NB Software Division, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo Japan, Ltd.

Panelists:
Shigeki Saito Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jeffrey S. Cross, Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Fumika Isono 2nd-year master's student, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tommi Kerola 2nd-year doctoral student, Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

17:00-17:10
Wrap-Up
Tsuyoshi Maruyama Vice President for Special Mission, Tokyo Institute of Technology
17:10-17:15
Closing Remarks
Kiyoshi Okada, Executive Vice President for Planning and Personnel, Tokyo Institute of Technology
<Reception>
17:30-19:00
Venue: Royal Blue Hall, 1st Fl., Tokyo Tech Front (TTF)
Fee: 1000 yen (Collected at the reception desk)

* This page was updated with further Information on the Speech, Guest speaker, Panelists and Wrap-up, and a new pamphlet was uploaded on this page on January 23.

* Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be available at the symposium.

* If you would like to come to the venue by car, please contact the International Cooperation Division in advance.

How to Participate

Please register your participation through the following web page.

Deadline: 5:00 pm on Friday, January 16, 2015 extended until 5:00 pm on Wednesday January 21, 2015

Symposium Pamphlet

Symposium Pamphlet
Symposium Pamphlet

Contact Information

International Cooperation Division
International Affairs Department
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tel: 03-5734-7606
Email: event.sgu@jim.titech.ac.jp

Update : January 23, 2015