SIGMA Clermont welcomes a delegation from Shibaura Institute of Technology

On Monday 9th July SIGMA Clermont received a delegation from Shibaura Institute of Technology (Tokyo) to discuss academic exchanges and common research projects.

Modifié le 12 Jul 2018
Visite délégation SIT (Tokyo)

This visit enabled colleagues from Shibaura Institute of Technology to discover SIGMA Clermont and to pursue the setting up of collaborations between the two institutions, a process which started when Tobias Beilicke, International Relations Manager, recently went to SIT, and continued when David Turner, Director of International Relations, met SIT colleagues at the NAFSA 2018 conference in Philadelphia.

The visiting delegation from SIT comprised:

  • Prof. Takumi MIYOSHI, Director of the International Programs Center
  • Prof. Thomas SILVERSTON, Professor at SIT
  • Mr. Yusuke FURUKAWA from the SIT International Relations Office

An agreement will be signed in the coming months in order to facilitate student exchanges as well as to set up collaborative research projects. The first SIGMA student engineers will be able to study at SIT in spring 2019 on an academic semester exchange. This program particularly concerns students in Machines, Mechanisms and Systems (MMS) and Structures and Mechanics of Materials (St2M). The first Japanese students will be able to come to SIGMA Clermont in September 2019 on SIGMA’s new INNOMECH program.

This partnership with SIT will enable SIGMA Clermont to reinforce its visibility in Asia. Like SIGMA Clermont, SIT has strong international ambitions, and is one of a small number of Japanese universities to have received a prestigious Globalization Label from the Japanese government.