The Re-Inventing Japan Project is a program initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in fiscal 2011 that aims to foster global human resources capable of being active internationally and strengthen the ability to expand university education worldwide. Two projects from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have been adopted for the project: TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium and World-Class University Alliance for Educating Techno-Scientific Leaders.
The exchange program creates a research and education initiatives for resilience engineering as well as earthquake engineering as the collaboration between the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology. It focuses on the performance of energy and urban systems, under the condition of severe natural environment like earthquake. The education program aims to produce a synergy effects between participating universities based on the common backgrounds between the two countries, e.g., the similarities in natural and social environments.
Tokyo Tech is deepening science- and technology-related collaboration among top universities in East Asia through student and research exchanges with Tsinghua University (China) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (South Korea). Students from Tsinghua University and KAIST are accepted at Tokyo Tech and students from Tokyo Tech are sent to both of these universities to conduct research activities. Getting to know neighboring countries that one is familiar with but only at a surface level is the first step to building an international career.
This project aims to create a world-class science and technology network by promoting student and research exchanges with 17 global-leading universities, mainly in Europe and the United States (California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, ETH Zurich, etc.). Students from these partner universities are accepted at the research labs of Tokyo Tech and Tokyo Tech students are accepted at the research labs of the partner universities. The project supports these research activities in order to extend ties between the universities and helps foster global leaders in science and technology.