A memorandum for academic cooperation and exchange and a student exchange agreement were concluded between Kyoto University and the University of Luxembourg on 23 January 2016. The signing ceremony was held at Kyoto University’s Clock Tower Centennial Hall in the presence of HE Mr Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg’s minister of finance.
Kyoto University is currently engaged in several collaborative activities with the University of Luxembourg, including collaborative research in various fields, including transportation engineering, life science, and law. Through the newly concluded MOU, the two universities seek to further develop diverse and sustainable academic collaboration. Kyoto University also seeks to advance student exchange with the University of Luxembourg, including various innovative education programs with a strong international orientation and a small-class format.
President Juichi Yamagiwa began the signing ceremony by expressing his hopes for the further enhancement of research cooperation between the two universities through the new memorandum. HE Mr Pierre Gramegna and HE Ms Béatrice Kirsch, ambassador of Luxembourg to Japan, expressed their anticipation for the further development of collaboration between the two universities, and Dr Franck Leprévost, vice president for international relations of the University of Luxembourg, added that he expected the new agreement to contribute significantly to the enhancement of both institutions.
The University of Luxembourg was founded in 2003. It is a multilingual, international, and research-oriented university, and the only public university in Luxembourg. The conclusion of the university-level memorandum for academic cooperation and exchange is anticipated to significantly advance collaboration between Kyoto University and the University of Luxembourg, and pave the way for joint research projects and the exchange of students and young researchers.