On Tuesday, Tomsk Polytechnic University was happy to welcome the first secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Russia Yoshida Toru, and SPECS-TII RUS representatives headed by the CEO Tsunetaka Kawabe. For two days, the university will present its technologies and installations that would be interesting for universities and scientific organizations in Japan. The visit began with a meeting with TPU Acting Rector Andrey Yakovlev.
“Japan is a country with an advanced level of science and education. TPU actively collaborates with Japanese partners, including Hiroshima University , Tokyo Metropolitan University, Kindai University. We are deeply interested in fostering cooperation.
One of the most successful fields we are jointly cultivating is related to accelerating equipment, where we solve a wide range of applied problems in plasma chemistry, materials studies, and modifications,” Andrey Yakovlev says.
SPECS-TII RUS produces high-tech research equipment and imports installations for Japanese universities and research centers from other countries.
“We already cooperate with Russian universities and institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, assisting in the promotion of their equipment among Japanese universities and scientific centers. Today and tomorrow, we will gladly find out more about the TPU technologies.
We are especially interested in materials studies and biomedicine. However, due to a wide range of partners among Japanese universities with various scopes of interests we do not limit ourselves and are willing to get to know various solutions you are developing”,
Tsunetaka Kawabe says.
On Wednesday, the delegation will learn about the university technological solutions in nanomaterials, non-destructive testing, nuclear technologies for energy and medicine, and international academic programs in this area.
“This is my first visit to Siberia. Nevertheless, I have already heard that TPU is one of the leading engineering universities in Russia. I am a graduate of an engineering school myself and very interested in furthering cooperation between our countries in science and technology. I believe that our collaboration has a high potential,” Yoshida Toru underlines.