SRM University in Association with the University of Tokyo hosted a one day Japan Higher Education Fair at the Kattankulathur campus on August 3, 2017 with a view to highlighting the many opportunities for higher education and research in Japan as also bringing attention to the many scholarships and schemes for students to study in that East Asian country. The University of Tokyo has been designated as the “Coordinator for Study in Japan” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
India and Japan have taken several steps to strengthen ties in higher education, particularly in attracting Indian students to study in Japan for higher studies and research. The ties were strengthened when the Prime Ministers of the two countries met recently. The outcome of the meeting was positive on the gains made in higher education cooperation and stressed the need to further strengthen collaboration in education including through expanded university-to-university institutionalised links
The University of Tokyo, Japan’s No 1 ranked university has been tasked with leading the strategic dialogue for building the education relationship with India. In this context the University approached SRM to hold a Japan Higher Education Fair to highlight and promote the growing opportunities for collaboration.
SRM University has been a natural partner for collaboration with Japan in higher education and research. The MoU with Shizuoka University is now nearly 10 years old and has seen over 80 visits by SRM students and faculty. It is one of the most successful of collaborations and its main collaborator Prof Hayakawa delivered the key note address.SRM is also one of the founding members of the nanotechnology consortium in Asia.
SRM has signed MoUs with Kyushu Institute of Technology, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Tokai University, NEC Corporation, Shizuoka University and Waseda University. The collaborations are active in student mobility, faculty exchange and research. NEC Japan has set up a joint research lab at SRM University to develop products and patents in IT related areas. Waseda University is also collaborating with the SRM Research Centre in Bangalore in IT related areas.
In addition SRM’s group company SRM Technologies is engaging with several Japanese companies in carry out industry research, and has an office in Tokyo for this purpose.