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President Mishima Visits Singapore

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May 15, 2015

Tokyo Tech President Yoshinao Mishima and Vice President for Education Tetsuya Mizumoto visited Singapore on February 11 and 12 to exchange views respectively with the leaders of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Singapore University of Technology and Design is a new university established in 2009 in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During this visit, SUTD's Provost Prof. Chong Tow Chong, who is a graduate of Tokyo Tech's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, described SUTD's innovative education system, and President Mishima introduced Tokyo Tech's ongoing education reform. The two leaders agreed on the importance of developing engineers who can contribute to society. They also discussed ideas on possible areas for exchange between the two universities.

President Mishima and SUTD Provost Chong

President Mishima and SUTD Provost Chong

Visit to a laboratory at SUTD

Visit to a laboratory at SUTD

President Mishima and Vice President Mizumoto visited Nanyang Technological University the following day. Attending the courtesy call to NTU President Prof. Bertil Andersson was Chief of Staff and Vice President (Research) Prof. Lam Khin Yong, who in January provided a case-study presentation on NTU's administrative systems for Tokyo Tech's Kickoff Symposium for the Top Global University Project. Having concluded a mutual University-Wide Agreement in 2009, NTU and Tokyo Tech have enjoyed fruitful research and education exchanges through various collaborations, including ASPIRE League activities and the Tokyo Institute of Technology International Research Opportunities Program (TiROP). In this latest meeting, President Mishima and NTU President Andersson agreed to further deepen cooperation through joint workshops and other activities.

President Mishima and NTU President Andersson
President Mishima and NTU President Andersson

In Singapore, President Mishima was also interviewed for an article by the Nikkei Asian Review. He discussed the education reform at Tokyo Tech and described the internationalization of the Institute.

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