Tokyo Institute of Technology: Tokyo Tech launches California-based international collaboration hub Tokyo Tech ANNEX Berkeley

The new hub is part of Tokyo Tech’s efforts to support global education and research. Having a hub in the San Francisco Bay area, where the world’s most advanced companies, universities, and research facilities converge, will not only bridge the distance between Japan and the US, but also allow Tokyo Tech to utilize its established relations and networks toward further exchanges.

With an emphasis on collaboration, the establishment of Tokyo Tech ANNEX Berkeley makes the promotion of joint research in basic as well as applied sciences a distinct possibility. It will further support innovation by providing a US-based launchpad for Tokyo Tech start-ups. The hub will also ease the process of student exchange between Japan and the US. Such exchange may also lead to the development of new joint education programs.