Basic Agreement of Partnership and Cooperation Concluded with National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) 25/11

February 26, 2016

On the 25th of November 2015 (Wed), TUFS concluded a “basic agreement regarding partnership and cooperation” with the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU).
This agreement aims to promote mutual collaboration and cooperation regarding research, educational activities, personnel exchanges and the mutual use of facilities and equipment.
Today, President Tachimoto of the National Institutes for the Humanities visited TUFS and with officials representing both parties, the agreement concluding ceremony took place.
At the ceremony President Tateishi of TUFS said “I want to increase skilled personnel through cooperation and find new developments in the field of education research” and also an address from President Tachimoto of NIHU “Visualizing a systematic partnership, I am delighted to contribute to the strengthening of the function of education and research within this University.”
Furthermore, an “agreement of collaboration and cooperation” was concluded between the Research Institute for languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa of TUFS and the National Museum of Ethnology.
The aim is the implementation of joint research and joint research meetings regarding matters relating to regional research, faculty exchanges, research material, publications and the exchange of information.
Regarding the conclusion of the agreement, Director Iizuka said “I feel privileged to be able to take part in the planning of the key Modern Middle East research project being carried out by NIHU, and hope to increase results of the research wherever possible and return them to society” and also an address from the Museum Director Sudou “Keeping the Modern Middle East and South Asia regional research at the center, I want to advance the development of regional and area research more than ever before.”
After the agreement conclusion ceremony a social gathering was held where opinions were exchanged regarding what shape the newly formed collaboration will take.