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The Faculty of Engineering signed a new inter-university exchange agreement with Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Malaysia) and Parana Catholic University (Brazil) in FY 2010.

Malasia Melaka Technical University

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (Malaysia)

A signing ceremony for an agreement between the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, (UTeM: http://www.utem.edu.my/) and Yokohama National University took place on December 6, 2010 in Yokohama. As shown in the photo, six people including Vice Chancellor Hassan (as the University Chancellor is royalty, the Vice Chancellor is the de facto Chancellor) visited Japan (Photo 1). UTeM is an engineering college located in the City of Melaka with about 8,000 students, established in 2000 as the 14th national college in Malaysia. As the history of the college is recent, teachers without doctorate degrees are now enrolled in the doctoral program at YNU Faculty of Engineering (at present 4 people), deepening a cooperative relationship. The event was big news in the local press, whipping up the expectations for the results of our exchange (Photo 2). Kawamura (DenDen Net) has traveled to Melaka as an External Examiner for UTeM three times.

Agreement signing ceremony
(Front row from left: Deputy Vice Chancellor Hussain (in charge of International), Vice Chancellor Hassan, YNU President Suzuki, Faculty of Engineering Director Ishihara. Back row: Related parties.)

News report from local newspaper (dated December 28, 2010)

Parana Catholic University

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Brazil) 

Parana Catholic University is a large-scale private Christian university with the official name Pontifica Universidade Católica do Paraná, located in the Federal Republic of Brazil, in Parana’s state capital city Curitiba.

Curitiba is a city known as the ‘Environmental Capital’ ever since it held the Earth Summit Curitiba in 1992, gaining world-wide fame in the implementation of advanced urban policies.

The city basks in global attention as the sustainable city that implemented, one after another, novel policies toward problems particular to developing countries such as the influx of the poor to cities, environmental issues, social welfare issues, and transportation problems. Some well-known examples include the project to separate and purchase garbage from poor areas, and the urban transportation network that fully utilizes buses. Parana Catholic is the university that turns out great numbers of talent who spearhead the advancement of these policies. At Parana Catholic University, a graduate-level urban management major started in 2010 that is interdisciplinary and accepts foreign students from overseas, primarily from countries in South America.

Premised on this new trend, YNU Committee for Founding the Graduate School & Faculty of Urban Innovation led the efforts to conclude the Inter-University Exchange Agreement in December, 2010, with an eye to expanding the alliance as far as to such related interdisciplinary disciplines as engineering, economics, business administration, education and human sciences, environment and information sciences, social sciences from an international perspective, and others, without shifting the emphasis from urban-policy fields. Parana Catholic University has had no ties with Japanese universities other than the 20+ year exchange relationship in arts and nursing with Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts and its sister schools, thus we are convinced that having established an alliance with a leading university in the model progressive city of Curitiba will be of great advantage in terms of YNU’s internationality, progressiveness and practicality.

Administrative Building, Parana Catholic University

Parana Catholic University Vice Chancellor signing Agreement

Academic Exchange Agreements with Foreign Universities (University level)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University People's Republic of China 10/29/1982 -
Universidade de São Paulo Federative Republic of Brazil 11/28/1983 -
Ecole Centrale Paris French Republic 4/30/1985 -
RWTH Aachen University Federal Republic of Germany 6/9/1986 -
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign United States of America 8/14/1995 - 8/14/2011
Delft University of Technology Kingdom of the Netherlands 7/4/1996 - 7/3/2011
University of Seoul Republic of Korea 12/11/1998 - 12/10/2013
VŠB Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic 2/13/2003 - 2/13/2013
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Republic of India 1/6/2004 - 1/5/2009
Yeungnam University Republic of Korea 1/18/2005 - 1/18/2015
Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal Canada 3/1/2005 - 2/28/2010
Tianjin University People's Republic of China 8/16/2005 - 8/15/2010
Yonsei University Republic of Korea 10/17/2006 - 10/16/2011
University of Southampton United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11/9/2006 - 11/8/2011
National University of Kaohsiung Republic of China (Taiwan) 4/20/2006 - 4/19/2011
Pukyong National University Republic of Korea 5/2/2007 - 5/1/2011
Dalian University of Technology People's Republic of China 2/10/2009 - 2/9/2014
University of Oulu Republic of Finland 3/23/2009 - 3/22/2014
Istanbul Technical University Republic of Turkey 3/11/2010 - 3/10/2015
Vietnam National University HoChiMinh City University of Technology Socialist Republic of Viet Nam 3/22/2010- 3/21/2015
Universiti Teknikal Malasia Melaka Malaysia 12/6/2010-
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná Federative Republic of Brazil 12/15/2010-

Academic Exchange Agreements with Foreign Universities (College level)

College of Engineering, Pukyong National University Republic of Korea 9/14/1995 - 9/14/2005
King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi Kingdom of Thailand 11/14/1995- 11/14/2005
Faculty of Engineering, Monash University Commonwealth of Australia 12/16/1996 - 12/16/2006
Faculty of Science, Monash University Commonwealth of Australia 6/19/1996 - 6/19/2006
College of Engineering, University of Seoul Republic of Korea 6/26/1996 - 6/26/2006
College of Engineering, Pusan National University Republic of Korea 7/17/2006 -
Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University Kingdom of Thailand 1/27/1999 - 1/27/2009
College of Engineering, Seoul National University Republic of Korea 3/27/1999 - 3/27/2009
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat Univ. Kingdom of Thailand 4/20/1999 - 4/20/2004
University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 French Republic 1/15/2001 -
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University People's Republic of China 8/1/2001 - 7/31/2011
Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, NTHU People's Republic of China 8/31/2001 - 8/31/2006
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University People's Republic of China 3/17/2003 - 3/17/2013
Faculty of Science, University of Dhaka People's Republic of Bangladesh 3/16/2005 - 3/16/2010
College of Engineering, National Taiwan University Republic of China (Taiwan) 12/8/2006 - 12/8/2011
Graz University of Technology Republic of Austria 12/10/2007 - 12/9/2010
Faculty of Chemistry, National University of Mongolia Mongolia 12/12/2007- 12/11/2012
College of Science National Chiao Tung University Republic of China (Taiwan) 1/14/2008 - 1/13/2013
College of Science, Nanyang Technological University Republic of Singapore 3/25/2008 - 3/24/2013
Graduate School of Changwon National University Republic of Korea 4/22/2008 – 4/21/2013

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