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HOME > News > News / 2015 > Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology Signs Cooperation Agreement with ITER

Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology Signs Cooperation Agreement with ITER

Updated July 21, 2015

Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology Signs Cooperation Agreement with ITER

On May 4th, 2015, the Faculty of Science and Technology at Keio University signed a cooperation agreement with the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization (ITER Organization). With aims to promote collaborations in academic, scientific, and technological fields of mutual interest and development of young researchers, the agreement will provide joint guidance for master’s theses and doctorate dissertations, mutual education and exchange between young scientists and engineers, student internships, exchange of experts, academic information exchanges, joint research, and more. The agreement is initially slated to last five years.

The ITER Organization has international legal status and was established through a seven-party agreement between Japan, the EU, Russia, the US, South Korea, China, and India. The ITER Organization is a world-class research institute advancing a joint international project to build and operate an experimental reactor to demonstrate the scientific and technical feasibility of fusion power, anticipated as a permanent energy source for mankind having a low environmental burden.

In addition to plasma research, the agreement is expected to expand joint research across a wide range of fields, including materials, fluids, superconductivity, and electromagnetic structural analysis. ITER Organization internships should also serve as a good opportunity for Keio students. In addition to deepening their own research, Keio students will be able to directly experience consensus building in international projects and problem solving processes in building large-scale integrated systems, such as environmental energy systems, using advanced technologies.

Image 1: ITER conceptual diagram Credit

Image 1: ITER conceptual diagram Credit © ITER Organization

Image 2: Seven flags of the ITER participating countries

Image 2: Seven flags of the ITER participating countries Credit © ITER Organization

Image 3 A bird’s eye view of ITER construction site

Image 3 A bird’s eye view of ITER construction site Credit © ITER Organization

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