International Strategy

Strategic Partnership

Kyushu University (Kyushu), aligned with the VISION 6 “International Collaboration” of VISION 2030, has been aiming for becoming a hub for international talent circulation through institution-level international collaboration. Toward the realization of this vision, Kyushu is working on establishing strategic partnerships, in bid to strengthen educational and research collaboration with selected overseas universities.

Strategic Partnership
A form of the partnership established on more mutually beneficial and closer relationships than those based on inter-university exchange agreements. Consolidating such robust relationships between a limited number of overseas institutions makes it possible to mutually enhance their performance and increase their international presence.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is our first strategic partner since August 2019, when UIUC and Kyushu agreed on recognizing each other as so, taking the opportunity of the renewal of the agreement on academic cooperation, considering the track records of reciprocal exchanges and prospect of sustainable and developmental possibilities.

The National Taiwan University (NTU) is our second strategic partner. Based on the university and departmental effort to that date, NTU and Kyushu concluded the strategic partnership agreement in September 2023, when the NTU President Chen visited Kyushu to deliver his speech at the commencement ceremony.

Furthermore, Kyushu University has developed these partnerships into a new phase of Trilateral Partnership. In February 2024, a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing ceremony took place for the Trilateral University Center between UIUC, NTU and Kyushu.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

In August 2019 at UIUC, a signing ceremony was held for the renewal of an inter-university academic exchange agreement between UIUC and Kyushu.
This is where both universities agreed to recognize each other as a strategic partnership institution, given the track record of exchanges to date as well as the pssibility for sustainable and developmental exchange in the future.

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National Taiwan University

Kyushu University concluded the strategic partnership agreement with National Taiwan University (NTU) in September 2023.
Kyushu University has been collaborating with NTU for long. Finally, in September 2023, NTU president Chen visited our Kyushu campus for the invited speech at commencement ceremony.
Taking that opportunity, both presidents signed the agreement on strategic partnership.

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