Kyushu University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) renewed their academic exchange agreement and established a new strategic partnership on August 26, 2019.
The two universities already have a strong history of collaboration regarding energy and environmental research for reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER), which is based at Kyushu University and has a satellite institute at Illinois.
President Chiharu Kubo attended the signing ceremony held at Illinois to mark the renew of the academic exchange agreement, which will help to promote staff and student exchange and joint research between the two universities. In addition to President Kubo, Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Vice Provost Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela from Illinois signed the agreement.
On the occasion of the agreement renewal, Kyushu University and Illinois also reached an agreement to be strategic partners and promote mutually beneficial and sustainable collaboration.