Waseda signs agreement with University of Tokyo to fast track social changeTue, Apr 7, 2020
On March 30, Waseda University concluded an agreement for collaboration and cooperation with the University of Tokyo.
Waseda University and the University of Tokyo are one of the largest and leading universities in Japan, and though a private and public institution, respectively, they have graduated the next generation of individuals of high caliber. Both institutions believe that universities with accumulated knowledge and wealth of expertise play a central role in driving social change.
Through the conclusion of this agreement, Waseda and the University of Tokyo will come hand in hand for innovation and leverage their strengths to fast track social change in Japanese society. Specifically, the two institutions will collaborate in research, human resources development, exchange of personnel, and usage of facilities and services.
President Aiji Tanaka of Waseda University commented, “By collaborating with the University of Tokyo, which leads Japan in the latest research and development, we aspire to generate new knowledge and contribute to society by spreading its results.”
At the signing ceremony, President Makoto Gonokami of the University of Tokyo emphasized that as we are in midst of transformation in from a capital-intensive society supported by mass production and consumption to an inclusive and diverse, knowledge-intensive society, universities are expected to generate new values based on accumulated knowledge. “We hope that there will be a synergistic effect by collaborating with Waseda University, which precedes in internationalization and communication with the general public,” he said.