Delegation Strengthens University Partnerships, Alumni Ties in Japan and Taiwan

A UNT delegation led by President V. Lane Rawlins visited Japan May 19-25, 2013, to celebrate longstanding relationships and chart a new course with top research institutions in the areas of sustainabilitymaterials science and mechanical and energy engineering. The delegation also visited top universities in Taiwan to promote student and faculty exchange in the same areas.

The visit's objectives were to:

  • Maintain and build new research relationships between UNT and top institutions in Japan;
  • Recruit international students interested in sustainability and STEM (science, technology engineering, and mathematics) fields; and
  • Hold the first alumni network meetings in Japan and Taiwan

UNT delegation members including Jincheng Du, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Xun Yu, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, joined the delegation in Taiwan.