2018.6. 7About KUT / Academics / Research / Students Life

Partnership agreement with Tokyo City University

On May 25 a signing ceremony was held at KUT's Kami campus to formalize a partnership agreement between KUT and Tokyo City University (TCU).

The objective of this agreement is to promote various types of cooperation in education, research and organization across all fields, so as to further the development of both universities. With broad forms of coordination such as industry-academia collaboration and international exchange, the agreement also aims to contribute to academic and industrial development and human resources cultivation in Japan, in particular by returning research and development results to society.

Promoting collaboration between universities in the Tokyo metropolitan area and those in rural areas is an important theme that has recently been the topic of active discussion by the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This initiative, an actual realization of such collaboration, is a pioneering example in Japan.

The first step of the collaboration will be to establish credit transfer between KUT's Entrepreneur Engineering Management Course's graduate school for mid-career professionals and TCU's Infrastructure Management Program.

We would like to raise awareness among metropolitan Tokyo working adult students of the current state of Kochi Prefecture, which is said to be an "issue challenged" prefecture, and at the same time to give them an understanding of Kochi's charms and strong points, such as its excellent environment. Meanwhile, working adult students in Kochi Prefecture can gain an understanding of the current situation and prominent issues, and can obtain the latest information related to the metropolitan area. Under this agreement, we will conduct effective collaboration through social interaction and the exchange of information about the characteristics of each region.