Case Western Reserve University and Tohoku University Agree on Research Collaboration and Student Exchange Program
President Barbara R. Snyder, Consul General Kazuyuki Katayama and President Susumu Satomi
Case Western Reserve University and Japan’s Tohoku University are formalizing a research collaboration and an undergraduate student exchange program by entering into two agreements.
Representatives of each university signed the agreements Wednesday in Hovorka Atrium. The ceremonial signings highlight a two-day Data and Life Science Collaboration & Symposium on the Case Western Reserve campus.
One of the leading research universities in Japan, Tohoku is part of the Top Global University Project, which aims to improve Japan’s global outreach in education and research. Case Western Reserve’s Center for International Affairs organized the signing ceremony.
Tohoku brought a group of 15 (faculty and students) to Cleveland to exchange research and collaboration ideas with faculty and students from departments across the Case Western Reserve campus. The symposium, organized by the School of Medicine, in collaboration with Case School of Engineering, serves as a method to pursue shared research initiatives.
Tohoku University President Susumu Satomi and Kazuyuki Katayama, Japan’s Detroit-based consul general, attended the signing ceremony with Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder and several other university administrative and research leaders: Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler, School of Medicine Dean Pamela Davis, School of Medicine Vice Dean for Research Mark Chance, School of Medicine Associate Dean for Graduate Education Paul MacDonald, Provost and Executive Vice President William “Bud” Baeslack and Deputy Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lynn Singer.
“As a university, one of our focuses is internationalization. It means creating deep relationships and partnerships with universities overseas, and Tohoku is one of those relationships,” Fleshler said. “We are now making the statement that they are going to be a major partner with us, partly because of the kinds of things they do—the medical science, the engineering, the law. “There are a number of areas where we see commonality, and our systems are different enough that we can really benefit from each other, and ultimately benefit the world,” he said.
The research Memorandum of Understanding calls for exchange of faculty, staff and students; joint research projects; joint education and training programs; exchange of academic and research publications and information; collaborative funding and fund development. Each university expects to choose two undergraduate students each semester to participate in the exchange.
Tohoku University, located in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, has five main campuses and nearly 18,000 students, including more than 11,000 in undergraduate studies.
Congratulations to our Study Abroad Scholarship Recipients
Several CWRU students will be taking advantage of various competitive scholarships in the 2015-16 academic year. Overall, CWRU students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1000 to over $15,000 to assist them as they study abroad in the coming year. We celebrate their successes.
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Katherine Krawiec—National University of Ireland
Caitlin Gaffney—University College Dublin
The Irish government is sponsoring a scholarship program for students studying abroad in Ireland in the 2015-16 academic year and CWRU is one of 10 U.S. institutions to receive this funding. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2500 to help with study abroad costs. The next round of applications for Spring 2016 scholarships are due on October 15th.
Sierra Blanton—University of Manchester
Martin Bolger—University of Sheffield
These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who plan to study abroad. This year’s recipients are both studying in the UK for the entire 2015-16 academic year.
Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund
The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund was established in 1985 to assist female graduates of The College of Arts and Sciences and/or female students in The School of Graduate Studies with extending their education by foreign study or foreign travel.
Jonathan Sender—Hebrew University
This endowment provides funding to students with a major/minor in the College of Arts and Sciences to study abroad at Hebrew University.
Chinese Government Scholarship
Koby Picker—Peking University
Amelia Iglesias—Sichuan University
The Chinese Government Scholarship fully funds students studying abroad for a year in China.
David L. Boren
David L. Boren Scholarships are awarded to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students for the purpose of acquiring language skills and experience in countries that are deemed critical to the future security and stability of the United States. Anna Sklenar is one of 171 national award recipients this year; Anna will receive funding to study Russian in Kazakhstan in exchange for one year of employment with the U.S. government.
Best of luck to all of our scholarship recipients!
The Office of Education Abroad has information about these exciting scholarships in addition to others. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.