FAU and NITech: Joint Doctoral Degree and 10 years Liaison Office

Two people in suits look kindly into the camera, they hold a certificate in their hands and shake hands.
Prof. Dr. Kai Willner and Prof. Dr. Ken-ichi Kakimoto (Bild: TF FAU)

A very successful partnership

Since 2022, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) and Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) have worked on developing a joint doctoral program that allows both FAU and NITech doctoral researchers to obtain a bi-national doctoral degree following the Cotutelle de Thèse model jointly from both universities. This joint doctoral program is a major milestone in the partnership between FAU and NITech and clearly demonstrates the continued commitment of both institutes to the scientific exchange. This could have not been done without the establishment of the International Research Training Group IGK 2495 Energy Conversion Systems that was launched in January 2020.

10th anniversary of the Liaison Office

In addition to that, FAU and NITech also celebrate 10 years after the establishment of the Liaison Office in 2013. The office serves as a catalyst to enhance international cooperation in education and research and improve the operational network between FAU and NITech.

The long partnership, establishement of the joint doctoral program and 10 years of Liaison Office were celebrated and recognized at this years Day of the Faculty of Engineering by the Dean. In name of NITech, IGK 2495 doctoral researcher Takahito Otsuka accepted a gift from the Dean Prof. Kai Willner. The certificate honoring the successful partnership between FAU and NITech was presented to Prof. Kakimoto, Vice President of NITech, at the beginning of December.

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FAU and NITech: International Research Training Group IGK 2495 Energy Conversion Systems