Tokyo Metropolitan University Has Established Its First Overseas Office in Bangkok

TOKYO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU; President: Fumio Harashima) has established its first overseas office in Bangkok with the purpose of increasing its presence by strengthening global cooperation with universities and other institutions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Purpose of the establishment of the Bangkok office

TMU aims to use the Bangkok office as a center for its activities to strengthen global cooperation and increase its presence in the ASEAN by promoting activities such as cooperative education, joint research, and business-academia collaboration with universities and other institutions in Thailand and other ASEAN countries, joint international symposiums, public relations with the purpose of attracting competent students in the ASEAN, and establishment of alumni associations as a follow-up for foreign students who have returned to their home countries.

Outline of the Bangkok Office of Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)

 – Address (Bangkok, Thailand)

6th Fl., Chulalongkorn Research Building, Soi Chulalongkorn 12, Phayathai Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

 – Details of main activities

  • Support for interchanges with universities in the ASEAN
  • Support for global cooperative activities, such as cooperative education,joint research, and business-academia collaboration with universities and other institutions in the ASEAN
  • Support for research activities, including international symposiums hosted (or co-hosted) by Chulalongkorn University and TMU
  • Public relations activities, such as recruiting students in the ASEAN
  • Support for activities related to alumni associations as a follow-up for foreign students who have returned to their home countries in the ASEAN

Opening Ceremony

On April 23, 2014, Tokyo Metropolitan University President Fumio Harashima and Chulalongkorn University President Pirom Kamolratanakul cut the ribbon to start the opening ceremony for the Bangkok office as officials of the two universities watched. After the ceremony, the two university presidents, officials of the two universities, diplomats and officials from the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand office of the Japan Student Services Organization, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Bangkok Office, Japan Foundation, Bangkok, and other institutions, as well as personnel from over 10 Bangkok offices of Japanese universities attended receptions and information exchange meetings at an adjacent hotel.