University of Tokyo Opens Office in Bangalore to Attract More Indian Students to Study in Japan
Posted on March 7, 2012
The University of Tokyo opens its first-of-its-kind office in India to assist Indian students on study abroad in Japan.
The University of Tokyo has established its first office in Bangalore to facilitate and encourage Indian students to study in Japan.
According to Akihiko Tanaka, Vice-President of University of Tokyo, “The office in India has been set up to create awareness on education opportunities in Japan among Indian students and encourage them to apply to study in Japan.
The office of University of Tokyo in India will also liaison for 13 other Japanese universities recognised for Global 30 (G30) Project. University’s office aims to provide information on enrolment seminars and entrance exams to Indian students.
Tanaka also said, “We have many premier education institutions and are focused on attracting Indian students to look at Japan as an education destination because India is one of the most important countries for us in terms of academic partnership”.
The Global 30 (G30) Project launched by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology aims to increase the number of international students coming to Japan for pursuing higher studies to 300,000 by 2020.
Presently, only 35 Indian students are pursuing postgraduate programmes from Japanese Universities whereas 15,000 students from South Korea and 80,000 students from China are studying in Japan.
Hiroshi Yoshino, University of Tokyo Director at India Office said, “Under the G30 initiative, core universities have been identified to offer programmes in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels. These universities will also receive financial assistance for five years to attract talented overseas students”.
The 13 Japanese Universities identified for the G30 project are University of Tokyo, University of Tsukuba, Kyoto University, Sophia University, Tohoku University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Waseda University, Nagoya University, Keio University, Doshisha University, Meiji University and Ritsumeikan University.
Hiroshi also said, “Indian graduates from Japanese universities will have better employment prospects in Japanese firms and will be able to impact future generation of Indians and Japanese through academic and business collaborations”.
The office of University of Tokyo in India will function as a one-stop service centre to provide information and assistance Indian students on study in Japan.
According to Hiroshi “The office will also enhance academic collaboration between India and Japan and business-academia relations by establishing networks with the Indian academia and businesses”.
29 Feb 2012