Tokyo Tech News
On September 5, 2019, Tokyo Tech welcomed a delegation from the Japan-China-Korea Committee for Promoting Exchange and Cooperation among Universities, an intergovernmental expert committee established in 2010 to lead the Collective Action for Mobility Program of University Students in Asia (CAMPUS Asia) Initiative.
Tokyo Tech, Tsinghua University in China, and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have been implementing joint activities as the TKT Campus Asia Consortium since 2011. The aim of CAMPUS Asia is to promote exchange and cooperation with quality assurance among universities in Japan, China, and Korea in order to strengthen the competitiveness of universities and nurture the next generation of outstanding talent in Asia.
After attending the 7th Meeting of the Japan-China-Korea Committee for Promoting Exchange and Cooperation among Universities, which was held in Tokyo earlier the same day, the delegation visited Tokyo Tech to meet students participating in the CAMPUS Asia Summer School.
Following welcome remarks by Executive Vice President for Education Tetsuya Mizumoto, TKT CAMPUS Asia Project Leader Professor Masahiko Hara from the School of Materials and Chemical Technology introduced student exchange activities underway at Tokyo Tech. Since 2011, Tokyo Tech has accepted 136 students from KAIST and Tsinghua, and has sent 77 students to the two universities.
Tsinghua and KAIST students participating in the CAMPUS Asia Summer School at the Institute and Tokyo Tech students dispatched in recent years to Tsinghua and KAIST gave presentations on their experiences. A poster session then provided delegates an opportunity to exchange ideas with each student and to solicit their direct feedback on the exchanges under CAMPUS Asia.
At the conclusion of their visit, the delegation toured the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), where they received an overview from Director Kei Hirose and introductions to the institute's facilities and laboratories by ELSI research scientists.