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President of Middle East Technical University Visits Tokyo Tech

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May 25, 2015

Professor Dr. Ahmet Acar, the president of Middle East Technical University (METU), made a courtesy visit to Tokyo Tech on April 20. He met with President Yoshinao Mishima, Executive Vice President Toshio Maruyama, and Vice President Isao Satoh.

President Mishima (center left) and President Acar (center right)
President Mishima (center left) and President Acar (center right)

Since concluding a university-wide agreement with METU in 1992, Tokyo Tech has cooperated in a range of education and research activities with the Turkish university.

President Mishima and President Acar

In a brief introduction, the Tokyo Tech president described his education reform and the Top Global University Project funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to internationalize Japanese universities. President Acar then provided an overview of METU, outlining its organization, international outlook, and research collaborations with foreign universities. He also mentioned METU's three campuses and the technology park that fosters academic-industry collaborations. The meeting concluded after an exchange of views on expanding collaborations between the two institutions.

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