Asian Deans’ Forum 2016


The first Asian Deans’ Forum was held on October 24, 2016 at the School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

The Forum was inaugurated by UTokyo in an effort to strengthen relationships in the engineering schools of six leading Asian universities (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, National University of Singapore, Seoul National University, Tsinghua University, and The University of Tokyo) and to discuss strategic plans for collaboration in graduate education and research.

In the Forum, each university shared experiences and approaches to engineering education.  Discussions included projects with potential for collaboration such as formation of international research alliances on major topics and research workshops, exchange of faculty members and researchers, and joint supervision of graduate students.  At the end of the day, the participating universities signed a memorandum of understanding and agreed to hold periodic meetings to continue the discussions.  The next meeting will be hosted by National Taiwan University in the spring of 2017.


Photo_1: Group photo of Deans, Vice Deans and professors


Photo_2: Discussions during the Forum

Photo_3: Group photo in front of the Yasuda Auditorium