Mohammad Bin Salman Center for Future Science and Technology to be established in Tokyo University

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Tokyo and the Initiatives Center at Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Tokyo and the Initiatives Center at Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation "MiSK Foundation" was signed in Tokyo Friday to establish the Mohammad Bin Salman Center for Future Science and Technology.

TOKYO — A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Tokyo and the Initiatives Center at Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation "MiSK Foundation" was signed in Tokyo Friday to establish the Mohammad Bin Salman Center for Future Science and Technology, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

The MoU was signed in the presence of President of the University of Tokyo Dr. Makoto Gonokami; Chairman of the Board of Directors of MiSK Initiatives Center Badr Al-Asaker; and the Saudi Ambassador to Japan Naif Al-Fhadi.

Al-Asaker said that this MoU is an extension of the existing partnership between MiSK Foundation and the University of Tokyo, which is to train about 60 Saudi young men and women at the University of Tokyo in the fields of renewable and nuclear energy in cooperation with experts from the industrial and research sector in Japan, in addition to field visits to factories and research centers.

For his part, University of Tokyo president said: “Establishing the Center is a wonderful opportunity to enhance and deepen cooperation between us. Saudi universities and the University of Tokyo share constructive relations at the educational and research levels. We will proceed in developing our partnerships to achieve the Saudi-Japanese Vision 2030.”

The University of Tokyo was established in the year 1877 and is considered to be one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Japan. Seven of its graduates have won the Nobel Prize and 17 of its graduates have occupied the post of Prime Minister of Japan, apart from three astronauts.

The University of Tokyo is occupying advanced positions in the ranking of universities worldwide and is deemed one of the most successful universities at the level in East Asia in the fields of entrepreneurship and startups emanating from universities.

It is planned that the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Center for Future Science and Technology would contribute to supporting innovation in scientific research and development of technology in Saudi Arabia and Japan in vital and important fields.

These include domains like big data and cyber security, renewable energy and energy efficiency, mechatronics and robotics technology, and biomedical sciences, among others.

The Center will also play an important role in supporting the acceptance of Saudi students studying on scholarship in the academic and research programs of the University of Tokyo. — SPA


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