New Japan-UK partnership
Leeds is one of six leading UK universities to have teamed up with six leading Japanese universities in a research and knowledge transfer collaboration aimed at strengthening links with industry.
The launch of the Japan-UK Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives (RENKEI - meaning 'collaboration' in Japanese) was announced on 13 March 2012. The twelve participating universities are forming pilot projects for collaboration in three main areas:
- technology and knowledge exchange with industry
- student mobility
- universities' social engagement
Among the pilot projects are summer schools for postgraduates and early career researchers, and a bilateral skills development programme for PhD students.
The twelve universities involved in RENKEI are:
University of Bristol
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
University of Southampton
UCL (University College London)
University of Tokyo
University of Tohoku