Memorandum on development of global creative leaders concluded with the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of TokyoThe Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, (President: Junichi Hanada; Graduate School Dean: Masami Hagiya) and the Japanese Standards Association (President: Masami Tanaka; hereinafter JSA) have concluded on December 1, 2011, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on long-term cooperation in development of "global creative leaders" from among the students in graduate and postgraduate courses of the Graduate School through development of comprehensive specialized capabilities, design capability and leadership focused on the area.
Under the MOU, the Graduate School and JSA plan to cooperate and coordinate activities closely for development of future leaders who possess advanced specialized skills, value creation capabilities and drive to lead society, as well as knowledge on "standardization and intellectual property" and the ability to be involved deeply in social redesign, for the ultimate objective to contribute to the future of Japan and the international community. In the future, the two parties are expected to engage in in-depth discussions on issues such as those listed below.
1. Study into the image of the person with qualities of a global creative leader
2. Study into projects, etc., pertaining to "standardization and intellectual property"
3. Education and research guidance on "standardization and intellectual property"
4. Organization and planning of workshops, etc., on "standardization and intellectual property"
5. Internship at JSA
6. Other training activities related to "standardization and intellectual property"
This partnership is to be promoted by Leading Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Preparations Committee led by Dean Masami Hagiya of the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Mr. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, coordinator of the Leading Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Program (*1), and Mr. Masaaki Sugihara, the program's sub coordinator, along with key members of JSA.
The achievements of this partnership are expected to be promoted and applied to other universities in Japan in the future for the development of human resources to lead Japan chiefly in the field of information science and technology.