New partner university in Japan07/02/2010
The University of Würzburg maintains contacts with the renowned University of Tokyo in a variety of areas, such as medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, and IT. This collaboration is set to flourish further, according to a new partnership agreement between the two universities.
In Asia, the University of Tokyo is regarded as the top university, as various rankings show. “It is a very interesting partner for us,” says University President Alfred Forchel. “We would now like to strengthen the intensive cooperation that exists in life and natural sciences as well as in IT and to extend it to other disciplines as well.” A further aim is to increase the exchange of students and scholars.
An important role in paving the way for cooperation was assumed by Professor Yasuhiko Arakawa from the Department of Informatics and Electronics. His support helped make it possible to establish a close relationship between the institutes involved from both universities. The research fields are diverse – from nanotechnology to computer engineering and right through to biosciences.
Tokyo: University with several locations
The University of Tokyo was founded in 1877 as the first state university in Japan. It has three main locations plus several smaller ones, ten faculties, a university hospital, around 29,000 students, and 7,300 employees. Almost all academic fields are represented, with the law and literature faculties enjoying particular renown.