Academic Cooperation Agreement Concluded with University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota and Tokyo Tech entered into a formal partner university relationship for academic cooperation in April 2013. The Institute has university-wide academic cooperation agreements with 96 institutions in 26 countries/regions for the purpose of promoting international exchanges for research and study.

Academic Cooperation Agreement Concluded with University of Minnesota

Tokyo Tech then-President Yoshinao Mishima signed an academic cooperation agreement with the University of Minnesota on April 23, 2013 in Minneapolis. President Eric Kaler of the University of Minnesota and then-President Mishima delivered congratulatory speeches at the signing ceremony which was attended by Associate Vice President and Dean Meredith McQuaid and two Tokyo Tech professors. The ceremony was also attended by three University of Minnesota students, past and future participants in Tokyo Tech's TiROP Summer Program (see below).

The University of Minnesota is a participating university in the Tokyo Tech International Research Opportunities Program (TiROP). TiROP is one of two initiatives under the Tokyo Institute of Technology International Education and Research (TIER) Program launched last year with a grant awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in its Re-Inventing Japan Project.

Additionally, the University of Minnesota is a participating university in the Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP) of the Graduate School of Engineering and the School of Engineering.

It is expected that the agreement will further exchanges between the University of Minnesota and Tokyo Tech.

Academic Cooperation Agreement Concluded with University of Minnesota

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Tokyo Tech's international agreements for academic exchange

University-wide Agreements

Ghent University
University of Copenhagen
Technical University of Denmark
Aalto University
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Paris Tech
Université de Strasbourg
University of Rennes 1
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Technische Universität München
Technische Universität Berlin
Universität Stuttgart
Delft University of Technology
Politecnico di Milano
The University of Rome "La Sapienza"
University of Bologna
Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Chalmers University of Technology
Linköping University
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH)
University of Zurich
United Kingdom
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
University of Durham
University of Strathclyde
Beijing Institute of Technology
Dalian University of Technology
Harbin Institute of Technology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tianjin University
Tongji University
Tsinghua University
University of Science and Technology of China
Xi´an Jiaotong University
Zhejiang University
Bandung Institute of Technology
Universitas Gadjah Mada
Universitas Indonesia
Hanyang University
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Korea University
Kyungpook National University
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Seoul National University
Sungkyunkwan University
Yonsei University
Mongolian University of Science and Technology
National University of Mongolia
De La Salle University
University of the Philippines
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Nanyang Technological University
National University of Singapore
National Central University
National Cheng Kung University
National Chiao Tung University
National Taiwan University
National Tsing Hua University
Asian Institute of Technology
Chulalongkorn University
Kasetsart University
King Mongkut´s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
King Mongkut´s University of Technology North Bangkok
King Mongkut´s University of Technology Thonburi
National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
TAIST- Tokyo Tech
Thammasat University
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, University of Science
The Middle East
Sharif University of Technology
Middle East Technical University
Boğaziçi University
Istanbul Technical University
The University of Melbourne
North and South America
Universidade de São Paulo
University of British Columbia
University of Waterloo
United States
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
University of Minnesota
University of Washington

TIER is one of several of Tokyo Tech's flagship initiatives to cultivate global techno-scientific leaders through the establishment of a cooperative network of world-class research universities. TiROP, one of the two initiatives under TIER, provides talented undergraduate and graduate students of the participating sixteen leading science and technology universities in Asia, Europe and the US with opportunities to conduct short-term research projects under the supervision of a host professor and take courses for up to one year.

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Published: May 2013