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Jul 10, 2017 - International cooperation
Tohoku University to open office on FEFU campus

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Office of Tohoku University (Japan) will be opened on the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) campus. A new step in the cooperation of the universities will make it possible to intensify existing projects and develop new areas. The office will coordinate academic exchange of students, conduct joint scientific conferences, and research.

Today the largest joint project of FEFU and the Japanese university is the International Combustion and Energy Laboratory. It was opened by the invited professor of Tohoku University, a world famous scientist Kaoru Maruta under the mega-grant of the Government of Russia. The laboratory specializes in the development of environmentally friendly and efficient methods of burning fuel. Fundamental and experimental studies allowed to create the first prototype devices of new generation (burners) that consume half the energy.

Kaoru Maruta was awarded the Honorary Doctor of FEFU for his contribution to the development of cooperation. FEFU Interim President Nikita Anisimov presented the award to the Japanese professor at the meeting of the Academic Council.

“Opening the office of Tohoku University in FEFU will promote more intensive cooperation and exchange of students. At the first stage, we can start with monthly internships for Japanese students to get acquainted with FEFU and Russia, we invite them to an international summer school that will be held on campus in August,” said Victoria Panova, FEFU Vice President for International Relations.

Far Eastern Federal University has partnership agreements with 38 Japanese universities, research centers, and companies. Mutual interest is reflected in joint scientific projects, regular exchanges, grant and scholarship support for talented students and researchers.