Keio University and RIKEN Conclude MOU on Cooperation and Coordination Toward the Promotion of Joint Growth
October 29, 2020
On Wednesday, October 21, Keio University and RIKEN concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation and coordination aimed at furthering joint growth and contributing to enhancing Japan's research and industrial competitiveness. Based on a basic agreement entered into in 2008, the two partners will cooperate to establish a research center aimed at expanding joint research opportunities, promoting increased collaboration with industry, fostering talent, and creating innovation.
Along with the conclusion of the MOU, a ceremony to commemorate the establishment of the joint research center at Shinanomachi Campus took place in the Center for Integrated Medical Research Lounge, which is also located on the same campus. The ceremony was attended by President Akira Haseyama, Provost Tojiro Aoyama, and Vice-President Tsutomu Takeuchi from Keio University, and President Hiroshi Matsumoto, Executive Director Shigeo Koyasu, and Executive Director Hidetoshi Kotera from RIKEN. President Haseyama and President Matsumoto signed the MOU after greetings from each of the representatives and an explanatory overview had taken place. Afterward, there was an opportunity for a lively exchange of opinions.
Once proceedings at the ceremony had come to a close, the participants visited the planned location of the joint research center.