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NCHU and Toyota Technological Institute Joint Degree Program Reaches Ten Year Mark

National Chung Hsing University is Toyota Technological Institute’s only university in the joint degree program cooperation. This year has marked the program’s tenth year. Since then, there are 18 mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and material science students from the Chung Hsing University has successfully received post graduate joint degrees, among whom, 3 of the graduates are currently working in Japan. There are 5 graduates who continue to pursue further education. On October 16, 2017, National Chung Hsing University and Toyota Technological Institute held a signing ceremony to renew the Joint Degree Program cooperation, 3 graduating students were awarded post graduate joint degrees during the event.

The ceremony was witnessed by Shieu Fuh-Sheng(薛富盛), Dean of National Chung Hsing University and Masamichi Yoshimura, Professor of Toyota Technological Institute. Masamichi Yoshimura was the representative for Hiroyuki Sakaki, Dean of Toyota Technological Institute. He conveyed the message from his Dean who was unable to be at the event, that he is delighted that the cooperation is now officially moving into another ten years.

In its efforts to broaden student’s horizons, improving international academic cooperation and engaging its faculties in fostering closer cooperation with foreign universities, National Chung Hsing University has developed a joint degree program with Toyota Technological Institute in 2007. Since then, students from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and material science were recommended to participate in the program. As participating students waivered additional enrollment fees, they did not have financial burden. Since 2010, mechanical engineering students were able to enroll in online and distance courses. Both universities also holds annual summer camp which enhanced interaction of students from both universities.

Toyota Technological Institute (commonly referred to as TTI) is a university located in Nagoya, Japan. Founded in 1981 by a large endowment from Toyota Motors Corporation. The Institute has been cooperating with many renowned universities and institutions worldwide and offers domestic and international research and technology education which increases graduates ability in job hunting. Looking forward, there are much prospects for both schools to cooperate. Students are able to pursue a degree at the Toyota Technological Institute. Most important of all, both schools could not only have concrete cooperation in the research and development, but also cultivate more global talents that allow many different career opportunities.