Recently, the Japanese capital, Tokyo, witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University of Tokyo and the Misk Initiatives Center for the establishment of the Mohammed Bin Salman Center for Future Science and Technologies.
The signing event took place in the presence of the Director of the University of Tokyo, Dr. Junokami Makoto, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Initiatives Center at the Mohammed bin Salman Foundation, “Misk Charity”, and Saudi Ambassador to Japan Naif Al-Fahdi.
The Saudi ambassador to Japan said that the Saudi-Japanese relations are strong and distinguished over more than six decades, “which would create an encouraging and stimulating environment for cooperation in various fields, especially the scientific, technical, research and educational fields.
Asaker explained that this memorandum comes as an extension of the existing partnerships between Misk Charity and the University of Tokyo, which is to train about 60 Saudi 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 turn, the Director of the University of Tokyo, Dr. Junkami said: “I had the honor to meet Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, in July last year, and I still remember that special meeting,”.
He added that this center is “a wonderful opportunity to strengthen and deepen our cooperation.”
He pointed out that the Saudi universities and the University of Tokyo enjoy constructive relations at the educational and research levels.
“We will proceed in developing our partnerships to achieve the Saudi-Japanese vision 2030,” he explained.
The University of Tokyo was founded in 1877, it is considered the most prestigious university in Japan as seven of its graduates received Nobel Prizes, and 17 of its graduates took over as Prime Minister of Japan.
The university also occupies advanced positions in the scientific rankings of universities, it is considered one of the most successful universities in East Asia in the field of entrepreneurship and companies emerging from universities.
The planned Mohammed Bin Salman Center for Future Sciences and Technologies in Japan will support innovation in scientific research and technical development between Saudi Arabia and Japan in vital and important areas such as big data and cyber security, renewable energy and energy efficiency, mechatronics and robot technologies.