Page updated 17.3.2017

TUAS strengthened its cooperation with Japan

A Japanese delegation, including the Rector of the partner university in Sendai, arrived in Turku to sign a MoU agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Tohoku consortium of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) and Turku University of Applied Sciences.

The higher education institutions have cooperated already for about 10 years and the discussions which took place recently deepen and develop the cooperation further.

The agreement in question is a renewed consortium agreement. In addition to TUAS and Metropolia UAS from Finland, the consortium members include six Japanese National Institutes of Technology in the Tohoku area in Northern Japan. Cooperation between the members of the consortium has been very active, and the staff and student mobility between the countries is regular. The consortium also includes research cooperation.

The earlier cooperation continues with the agreement signed now. The agreement was signed by President, Rector Hiroshi Fukumura and from TUAS, Rector and President Vesa Taatila. The agreement which was now renewed enables the continuation of versatile cooperation and also opens up new cooperation opportunities.

During his visit at TUAS, Dr. Fukumura also got to know the laboratories and teaching facilities of information and communications technology and chemical engineering at TUAS.

The Japanese higher education institutions in the consortium include:

- National Institute of Technology, Sendai College

- National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College

- National Institute of Technology, Akita College

- National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College

- National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College

- National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe College