SZ school seeks closer ties with Japan colleges

Writer: Zhang Yu  | Editor: Holly Wang  | From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated: 2019-10-08

Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, which was jointly founded by Tsinghua University and the Shenzhen Municipal Government, has broadened cooperation with a number of top-notch Japanese universities, the Shenzhen Economic Daily reported.

Qiu Yong, president of the university, led a delegation to Japan from Sept. 24 to Friday and visited renowned Japanese universities, including Kyoto University, Nagoya University and Waseda University.

During the visit, Tsinghua University forged new partnerships with Nagoya University and Waseda University by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and a letter of intent for cooperation.

The MoU and the letter of intent for cooperation highlighted the need to strengthen the in-depth cooperation between Tsinghua University and these Japanese universities through Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School.

Prospective collaboration includes double-degree courses for postgraduates, a joint research platform to promote scientific research cooperation and communication between teachers and students, as well as exchange programs between the two sides.

It has been reported that the graduate school launched a double-degree program with Kyoto University in 2018. The cooperation with Nagoya University and Waseda University marks another stride forward in the expansion of the school’s global reach.

The graduate school offers courses in seven fields — new energy and materials, information technology, medicine and health care, marine engineering, smart city, environmental ecology and innovation management, which are highly compatible with Shenzhen’s industrial development.