IITH-Japan Collaboration

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IITH - Japan Collaboration Advisory Committee

Dr. Yoichiro MATSUMOTO


Designation, University Managing Director, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo Professor Graduate School of Engineering
Areas of Interest Fluids Engineering, Molecular Dynamics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Bubble Dynamics, Multi-phase Flows, Medical Application of Fluids Engineering, Development of Living Matter Simulator, Knowledge Structuring
Contact E-mail intpl [at] adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.fel.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_en.html
University URL http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html

Dr. Yuichiro ANZAI


Designation, University Professor of Information and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology
Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Former President of Keio University
Areas of Interest Cognitive Science and Information Science, particularly cognitive processes in learning and problem solving, and human-robot-computer interactions
Contact E-mail juku-s [at] adst.keio.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.ayu.ics.keio.ac.jp/
University URL http://www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html

Dr. Toshifumi ISE

Environment & Energy

Designation, University Professor, Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Areas of Interest Power electronics and applied superconductivity in power systems including superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES), new distribution systems with distributed generations and power quality.
Contact E-mail ise [at] eei.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://pe.eei.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/lab/en/index.html
University URL http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/index.html


Digital Communications

Designation, University Dean/Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Former Vice-President of Keio University
Founder of WIDE Project, Chair of AI3 Project, Chair of SOI Asia Project
Areas of Interest Computer science, computer network and computer communication.
Contact E-mail jun [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.sfc.wide.ad.jp/IRL/
University URL http://www.keio.ac.jp/index-en.html

Dr. Takahiro OHNO

Design & Manufacturing

Designation, University Dean International Affairs Division
Professor Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University
Areas of Interest Research for Profit and Design: Development of Strategic Decision-making Tool, Mathematical Management Analysis, Real Options, Game Theory Development of Strategic Operating Decision making Tool: Cost Management, price-fixing, Marketing Science, Financial Engineering
Contact E-mail int-adm [at] list.waseda.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.sci.waseda.ac.jp /english/department/index02.html
University URL http://www.waseda.jp/top/index-e.html

Dr. Yasuhiko ARAKAWA

Nanotechnology & Nanoscience

Designation, University Director, Institute for Nano Quantum Information Electronics
Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo
Member, Science Council of Japan
Areas of Interest Fabrication Technologies of Quantum Dots, Fabrication Technologies of Photonic Nanostructures, Manipulation of Electrons and Photons in Nanostructures, and Development of Nano-Photonic and Electron Devices
Contact E-mail arakawa [at] iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.qdot.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-e.html
University URL http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html


Civil & Urban engineering

Designation, University Professor for Bridge and Structure, Dept. of Civil Engineering, the University of Tokyo
Areas of Interest Dynamics, control and monitoring of bridges and structures, earthquake- and wind-effects on structures
Contact E-mail fujino [at] civil.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Laboratory/Department URL http://www.bridge.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html
University URL http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index_e.html


Collaboration between IIT Hyderabad (IITH) and Japan started based on the commitment to initiate a working group for setting up a new IIT in August 2007 between then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh. Following the policy decision, the Government of Japan established the IITH consortium of Japan in August 2009 as the umbrella organization of government, academia, and industry from Japan aiming at promoting collaboration with IITH. The brief history of the IITH-Japan collaboration is shown below:

Brief History of the IITH-Japan Collaboration

2007.8   Commitment to initiate a working group for setting up a new IIT
           (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe)
2008.8   Opening of IITH
2008.10  Commitment to collaborate in the establishment of a new IIT in Hyderabad
           (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso)
2009.1   Identification of 5 academic areas of cooperation
2009.8   Launch of IITH Consortium of Japan
2009.9   IITH Director, Prof. Desai's Visit to Japan
2009.12  Commitment to continue steady collaboration
           (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and then Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama)
2010.7   Kick-off of joint R&D for "Information Network for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery"
2010.9   Prof. Desai's Visit to Japan
2010.10  Commitment through various contributions, welcoming the on-going exchanges and the kick-off of
           the joint R&D project
           (Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister of Japan Naoto Kan)

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5 Academic Areas of cooperation

Academic experts from both India and Japan identified the following five areas where India's needs match Japan's strengths.
  • Nano-technology & Nano-science
  • Digital Communication
  • Environment & Energy
  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Civil Engineering

More areas can be added later by mutual consent. In each of these fields, both sides nominated group leaders who are to further develop the modalities of cooperation that would be beneficial for both sides.

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Special Lecture Series by IITH Consortium of Japan

Occasionally, leading Japanese scholars in science and technology from not only academia but also private sectors as well as the Government of Japan visit to IITH and provide special lectures to enhance knowledge networking among intellectuals in India and Japan. Such lectures are expected to be "Challenging Lectures", where students and faculties at IITH are stimulated through learning the current issues and discussions about science and technology.
The schedule of each lecture is informed from Director's office to faculties and students at IITH in advance as follows:

Lecture Series

For the past Special Lecture Series by the Consortium, please visit the following:
Special Lecture Series by IITH Consortium for IITH-Japan Collaboration

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Study in Japan

Providing opportunities to study in Japan is one of the important aspects of the IITH-Japan Collaboration. There are various Japanese Government Scholarships to enhance such opportunities. The following websites can introduce some useful information to those who are interested in study in Japan. In addition a number of Japanese universities also have various scholarships.
Japanese Government Scholarships to study in Japan
Study in Japan Comprehensive Guide
Mombusho Scholars Association of India
University of Tokyo Indian Student Association

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