Tokyo Tech News
Published: June 13, 2018
From May 4 to 5, President Kazuya Masu attended the 120th anniversary ceremony of Peking University, a Tokyo Tech partner university, and the subsequent commemorative event, "World University Presidents Symposium & Beijing Forum 2018."
Representatives of universities and government officials from 44 countries and regions attended the ceremony. In the symposium that followed, university presidents and representatives discussed the mission of the university and other relevant topics under the theme of "Changes and Constants: Universities and Civilizations during the Past 120 Years."
Tokyo Tech has been exchanging researchers and students with Peking University regularly for over 25 years since the signing of a university-wide cooperation agreement in August 1991. Both institutions are members of The Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU), which has also helped Tokyo Tech to steadily develop its relationship with Peking University.
On May 5, Masu also visited the Tokyo Tech China Office, located at Tsinghua University, for a luncheon meeting with students in the Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University Joint Graduate Program. Tokyo Tech students who arrived in China last September under the dual degree program told Masu they were enjoying their research activities and campus life in China. In the meantime, Tsinghua University students described their Japanese language studies in preparation for research at Tokyo Tech.
The Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University Joint Graduate Program offers graduate-level education in cooperation with Tsinghua University. The program intends to cultivate young people who not only have specialized knowledge and skills, as well as command Japanese, Chinese and English, but who also have a deep familiarity with the culture and customs of both Japan and China, aiming to contribute to the development of the industry, economy, and science and technology of both countries.
Since August 2005, Tokyo Tech has sent 2 to 6 students to Tsinghua University every year for research activities under the program. Meanwhile, Tokyo Tech has hosted 11 or 12 Tsinghua University students each year since the start of the inbound program in March 2006.