With the cooperation of the School of Science, the School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and the International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) will establish a strategic partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich) that aims to promote academic and student exchange between the two institutions.

This strategic partnership is being implemented as part of the “Constructing a Global Campus Model at UTokyo” project, which started in FY2014.

There is already a history of interaction between UTokyo and ETH Zürich as a result of collaborative research, symposia, and student and researcher exchanges. Through this project, we intend to extend this interaction over a wider range of disciplines and develop a structured system for academic exchange between the two universities.

Constructing a Global Campus Model at UTokyo

This project was selected as one of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's “Top Global University Projects” in FY2014. Its three main aims are:

  1. To establish strategic partnerships at the whole-university level, with the aim of developing close, creative, and collaborative relationships with the top universities in the world
  2. To radically strengthen our university's educational capability and comprehensively reform education in response to globalization
  3. To establish a core platform to strengthen and integrate our university's international operations

We aim to construct a model global campus in the 10 years leading up to FY2023.