Home > News Release > News Archive > 2013 > National Taiwan University (Taiwan) and NIMS Conclude a Contract on Joint Research Center

National Taiwan University (Taiwan) and NIMS Conclude a Contract on Joint Research Center

2013.07.26
(2013.07.30 Update)


NIMS (President Sukekatsu USHIODA) and National Taiwan University (NTU, President Pan-Chyr YANG), Taipei, Taiwan, concluded a contract on a joint research center effective for 3 years on July, 26, 2013.

"Exchanging the signed documents" Image

Exchanging the signed documents



 
NIMS (President Sukekatsu USHIODA) and National Taiwan University (NTU, President Pan-Chyr YANG), Taipei, Taiwan, concluded a contract on a joint research center effective for 3 years on July, 26, 2013. Based on this contract, both institutes established the "Center of Strategic Materials Alliance for Research and Technology: SMART Center" in NTU and NIMS.

NIMS and NTU concluded the Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement (a sister institute agreement) in February, 2012 and the international cooperative graduate school agreement in January, 2013. A joint workshop was held in January, 2013, in Taipei and possibility of collaboration in a wide range of research areas in addition to the on-going cooperation was discussed. Based on such zeal for collaboration at both sides and a very strong support from the NTU executive office, the two institutes start collaborative research on various advanced materials, encouraging a researchers exchange and a joint use of research facilities.

This center is the third full-scale joint research center NIMS has established at an overseas institute. (The first joint research center was established with Tianjin University, China in 2011 and the second with Northwestern University, USA in 2012.)
 


Related Pictures

Signing ceremony

Welcome speech by NTU President Yang

Speech by NIMS President Ushioda

Co-Directors, Right: Dr. Aono of NIMS and Left: Prof. Chen of NTU

President Ushioda observing the center conference room

Front gate of NTU

NTU campus