Discussion with Delegation from Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Conferring the Certificates of i-MSN (International Materials Science Network)
On May 10, 2018, Prof. Knut Marthinsen, Deputy Head of Department, Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), academic and administrative staff and students visited University of Toyama (UT). This visit was part of INTPART Project. The purpose of this project is to promote collaborations on Education- Research-Business (Knowledge Triangle) among the cooperative universities, institutions and companies in Norway and Japan in the field of Aluminum alloy.
The Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research, UT and the Faculty of Science and Technology, NTNU concluded a faculty-level agreement in 2007. Five institutions including UT and NTNU concluded Collaboration Agreement for the project of Norwegian-Japanese Aluminum alloy research and education collaboration in 2016. The mutual collaboration between the parties is ongoing as the counterpart of our university is Prof. Matsuda and Prof. Nishimura, Graduate School of Science and Engineering for Research.
After a welcome address by Prof. Shinohara, Deputy Dean of Organization for International Education and Exchange, Prof. Randi Holmestad, Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, NTNU explained about the current research exchange of INTPART Project. Then, academic and administrative staff of both universities made presentation and discussed matters including international exchange and finance.
Lastly, after the discussion, Prof. Matsuda as Dean of Center of Materials Research and International Collaboration, Faculty of Engineering delegated the Certifications related to i-MSN for Chair of organization committee to Prof. Holmestad and for International advisory board to Prof. Marthinsen and Dr.Calin Marioara, Senior Research Scientist, Materials and Nanotechnology, SINTEF Industry. i-MSN is sponsored by and its office is located at University of Toyama. The aim is to establish the relationships to create worldwide links on materials science. Further development of international exchange can be expected in the future.