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TIER Summer Program 2013

After last year's successful inaugural program, Tokyo Tech's TIER Summer Program 2013 is hosting a total of 29 participants: 19 TiROP and 10 TKT CAMPUS Asia students. The TiROP students come from the United States, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong. The CAMPUS Asia students come from Tsinghua University in China and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea.

TIER Summer Program 2013 Opening CeremonyTIER Summer Program 2013 Opening Ceremony

TIER Summer Program participants have the opportunity to conduct short-time research in their area of expertise in a lab under the supervision of a Tokyo Tech professor in accordance with their Study and Research Plans. Additionally, participants may take Summer School courses taught in English, such as High Tech Japan, Advanced Technology in Emerging Fields, Modern Japan, and/or the Science and Engineering Communication Project. Participants also attend Survival Japanese classes to learn basic Japanese.

The TIER Summer Program offers various events which include visits to cutting-edge tech companies, special lectures and the Cross Cultural Tokyo Bus Tour in order for participants to enrich their understanding of Japanese technology and culture. The TIER Summer Program 2013 Closing Ceremony is scheduled for August 23. Research presentations given by the participants will be held on the same day.

TIER Summer Program 2013

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  •   Survival Japanese
      Lab & Research Activities
      High-Tech Japan
      Advanced Technology in Emerging Fields
      Science & Engineering Communication Project
      Modern Japan
      Cross-Cultural Session
      MISW 2013 Workshop
      Opening Ceremony /
    Research Presentation & Closing Ceremony
  • Company visits in the Advanced Technology class

    Company visits in the Advanced Technology class

  • Science and Engineering Communication Project

    Science and Engineering Communication Project

  • Lecture by Akiyoshi Kawazu, SQUARE ENIX Executive Producer, in the Modern Japan class

    Lecture by Akiyoshi Kawazu,
    SQUARE ENIX Executive Producer,
    in the Modern Japan class

  • Cross Cultural Tokyo Bus Tour's 42 participants including Tokyo Tech students

    Cross Cultural Tokyo Bus Tour's 42 participants
    including Tokyo Tech students

Tokyo Institute of Technology International Education and Research Program (TIER)

In 2011 Tokyo Tech was awarded a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) grant in the Re-Inventing Japan Project to establish and run two programs, the TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium and the World-Class University Alliance for Educating Techno-Scientific Leaders. From April 2012, under the name of TIER, these two programs began accepting international students and dispatching Tokyo Tech students abroad with the aim of cultivating global techno-scientific leaders.

TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium

The TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium is a research-oriented joint educational program with Tsinghua University in China and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in South Korea. In addition to the Summer Program for inbound students, Tokyo Tech hosts a Joint Educational Program where students from Tsinghua and KAIST can conduct short-term research and have their credits transfer. Outgoing Tokyo Tech students have the opportunity to study at Tsinghua University for either a semester of courses and research (up to one year in total) or to conduct research for a minimum of three months. Outgoing students to KAIST can participate in a one-month summer program, a fall or spring semester program or conduct research during the winter break.

For details visit the TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium webpageouter

  • CAMPUS Asia participant presenting his research at the Closing Ceremony 2012

    CAMPUS Asia participant presenting his research
    at the Closing Ceremony 2012

  • International students and Tokyo Tech students at Think Aloud!, an English discussion event

    International students and Tokyo Tech students
    at Think Aloud!, an English discussion event

World-Class University Alliance for Educating Techno-Scientific Leaders

Through partnerships with 16 leading science and technology universities in Asia, Europe and the US, the World-Class University Alliance for Educating Techno-Scientific Leaders aims to provide an avenue for students to become future global leaders and form new international networks for collaboration. The World-Class University Alliance for Educating Techno-Scientific Leaders' core programs are the Tokyo Tech International Research Opportunities Program (TiROP) and the Joint Educational Program.

TiROP provides talented undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct short-term research projects under the supervision of a host professor and take courses for up to one year.

Tokyo Tech students have the opportunity to do research-oriented study abroad for up to one year at partner universities.

Partner Universities

  • United States
    Brown University
    California Institute of Technology
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Stanford University
    University of California, Berkeley
    University of Minnesota
    University of Washington
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Europe
    Delft University of Technology
    Imperial College London
    Paris Institute of Technology
    RWTH Aachen University
  • Asia
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Nanyang Technological University
  • TIER Summer Program 2012 participants

    TIER Summer Program 2012 participants

  • TiROP participant presenting his research at the Closing Ceremony 2012

    TiROP participant presenting his research
    at the Closing Ceremony 2012

TIER contact

International Student Exchange Division, International Affairs Department

Email: tier@jim.titech.ac.jp

Published: July 2013