On Thursday, June 14, 2007, President Shigeaki Tsunoyama of The University of Aizu visited Harbin Institute of Technology (hereinafter referred to as "HIT"), in China.
The purpose of the visit was to conclude an agreement on promotion of mutual understanding and collaboration between the School of Software/School of Computer Science and Technology of HIT and the Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Aizu in terms of higher education, science and technology. Professor Xiaofei Xu, Dean of the Schools of HIT and Professor Nikolay N. Mirenkov, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice President of the University signed the agreement. Professor Shigaku Tei, Director of the University-Business Innovation Center, who has played an important role in this exchange with HIT, also attended the signing ceremony.
This agreement includes the promotion of a dual degree program (*) on a graduate school level, and a memorandum regarding the specifics for implementation of the program was also signed at the ceremony.
Based upon the agreement, exchange of information, provision of books, publications, and documents concering higher education and scientific research activities, mutual exchange and visitations by faculty members and students, and acceptance of students to the University under the memorandum, will be implemented in the future.
- *Dual Degree Program
- A system where students can earn two degrees, from the home and the partner university, through mutual recognition of credits attained at the universities.
Signatories to the agreements
The University of Aizu:
Professor Nikolay N. Mirenkov, Dean of the Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering & Vice President
Harbin Institute of Technology:
Professor Xiaofei Xu, Dean of School of Software & Dean of School of Computer Science and Technology of HIT
A commemorative picture