Tohoku University and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Enter Agreement

On February 17, 2015 President Susumu Satomi (Tohoku University) and President Georg Krausch (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) entered a memorandum for a program for jointly-supervised Ph.D. students between their respective universities. This will be the first International Joint Graduate Program for Tohoku University, under the framework of the Top Global Universities Project.

Attending the signing ceremony from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz was Dr. Frederick Casper. Also in attendance from Tohoku University was Associate Executive Vice President Masahiro Yamaguchi, Professor of the Graduate School of Science Yoshiro Hirayama, Professor of the Graduate School of Engineering Yasuo Ando and Director of the Student Exchange Division Takeshi Wagatsuma.

Prior to the ceremony, Dr. Casper and Professor Ando introduced the latest case studies on spintronics, and reported on collaborative research by Japan-Germany universities. Tohoku University and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz concluded the Agreement on Academic Exchange in February 2012, and have conducted joint research on spintronics as well as exchanged students and young researchers since then. Moreover, Tohoku University had the privilege to be the only university in Japan selected for SpinNet, which was initiated at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with the aim of conducting international cooperative education around the world.

It is hoped that this memorandum will lead to even more academic exchanges between the two universities, particularly in the field of Spintronics.

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President Krausch (left)
and President Satomi (right)
Commemorative Photograph


Yasushi Wagatsuma
International Exchange Division Director
Tel: +81-22-217-6182

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