Japanese Partner Universities and Program Outlines

Consortium of three Japanese Partner Universities


All three members of this consortium of Japanese Partner Universities share the common goal of fostering talents with specialized knowledge to contribute to the global community in solving issues concerning environmental conservation and economic development. By utilizing the strengths the three Japanese universities to facilitate educational programs in collaboration with our ASEAN Affiliated Universities, students of this program will be able to obtain international education and multi-culture experience while living and studying in a foreign country.


A university with 140 years of history and the first in Japan to focus on education and research in both fields of agriculture and engineering, TUAT offers two courses for AIMS Program: (1) Advanced Environmental Agriculture and Food Technology Course, which aims to provide educational programs on advanced agricultural science and engineering concerning sustainable food production, natural resources management and environmentally harmonized technology; and (2) Environment-Friendly Technological Innovation Course, which aims to think and develop new technologies that balance environmental consideration with value creation. Both courses are designed to foster globally active leadership who understands the current challenges in the ASEAN region and in Japan. Students are expected to lead collaborations through technological innovation and value creation in the field of environment and natural resources.

Ibaraki University

Located in the Kanto Plain, that faces the Pacific Ocean, Ibaraki University was established in 1949. As a base of academic culture, the university strives to achieve the creation, accumulation, systematization and transmission of "Knowledge". Ibaraki University has diverse educational programs and facilitates high-level research that contributes to world peace, welfare and coexistence with nature. As part of the AIMS Program, Ibaraki University offers Regional Sustainability Science Course which is an inter-disciplinary field intended to foster specialists in sustainability science who will contribute locally and internationally to building a sustainable society. We will offer education and training to develop specialists who possess advanced expertise in specific areas and who comprehensively understand the complex relationship between humans and the environment.


Founded in 1949, TMU ranked 6th in Japan according to "the Times Higher Education’s 2013-2014 World University Rankings” and is operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government. TMU offers Regional Development with Tourism Course in the Division of Nature- and Culture-based Tourism, the Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences. The mission of our division is to provide students with a place to learn and together develop a new tourism science that incorporates physical methods such as geography and ecology; urban engineering methods including transportation planning, urban planning, conservation and utilization of historical heritage; and also information science methods such as identifying and promoting new attractive tourist destinations. Our instructors’ expertise in various specialized areas well represents the characteristics of the division and department as a tourism-related track in the Science and Engineering Faculty and graduate school. The division is structured according to two pillars ? culture-based tourism, which applies the engineering approach, and nature-based tourism, which applies the scientific approach ? linked by the tourism policy and information.

Program Outline for INBOUND Students

The three Japanese Consortium Universities (TUAT, IU and TMU) will collaborate with ASEAN Affiliate Universities to receive students from 7 designated universities for One Semester (15 weeks). Exchange education programs scheduled for September-December 2014. This Program will enable Bachelor Degree students to study in either Japanese Universities (3 universities) in four fields:



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Advanced Environmental Agriculture and Food Technology Course

The Faculty of Agriculture of TUAT strives to nurture talents with skills and practical capabilities to help address global challenges in the fields of agriculture, life science, environmental science and veterinary medicine.
This AIMS course is to provide education on advanced agricultural science and engineering concerning sustainable food productions, natural resources management, and environmentally harmonized technology. During the 15 weeks, students will cover agribusiness, farm environment management, food safety and processing technique for a sustainable food production, to include advanced technology aiming for stable and long term supply of food to support economic growth and population increase.

Subjects available

  • Introduction to Food and Agricultural Science
  • Principles and Potentials of Agribusiness
  • Food Science
  • Structures and Environment for Bio-Productions
  • Environmental Plant Ecology
  • Food Safety and Zoonosis
  • Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Principle of Soil and Water Engineering
  • International Development on Rural Areas
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Concept, Theory and Practices
  • Experiment Course on Food Production and Agro-Environment
  • Student Research in each Specialized Field
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Environment-Friendly Technological Innovation Course

The Faculty of Engineering consisting of eight departments to provide for a background on the innovative engineering to balance value creation with consideration to the environment, to create sustainable value through specialization and acquisition of technology aiming to solve challenges concerning the environment and energy resource. This AIMS course also provides opportunity for collaborations between ASEAN international students and Japanese students in experiments and laboratory works to cultivate network that will transcends our national border.

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Chemical Engineering - Subjects available

  • Separation Process I
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory
  • Physical Chemistry for Engineer
  • Optimisation in Chemical Processes
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Mechanical Systems Engineering - Subjects available

  • Control Engineering
  • Engineering Component Design
  • Mechanics of Machines and Vibration
  • Numerical Methods
  • Mechanical Systems Experiment II (Laboratory)
  • Mechanical Systems Laboratory Project
  • Advances in Mechanical Systems
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Subjects available

  • Communication Electronics
  • Control System
  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller
  • Numerical Methods
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Electronic Engineering Laboratory
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Computer and Information Sciences - Subjects available

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Signal Analysis and Pattern Recognition
  • Logic Design and Computer Architecture
  • Research Activity in a Specific Area
  • Advanced Computer Mathematics
  • Advanced Information Theory
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Regional Sustainability Science Course

The study of environmentally adaptive technologies to realize a safe regional planning and sustainable agriculture in developing wide vision which connects global and local challenges from the view point of sustainability.

Subjects available

  • Adaptation to Environmental Change & Disaster Risk
  • Regional Environmental Management
  • Environmental and Symbiotic Sciences
  • Environmental Conservation Agriculture
  • Field Experimental works
  • Special Lecture on Regional Sustainability I & II
  • Seminar on Regional Sustainability Science
  • Lab Works in Regional Sustainability Science
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Regional Development with Tourism Course

Promote technologies for sustainable use of natural and urban environmental assets for tourism purposes, based on the theory and practice of tourism. A study of Tourism based on Science and Engineering.

Subjects available

  • Transport Planning and Management for Tourism Promotion
  • Regional Environmental Studies
  • Environment Ecology T
  • Environment Ecology II
  • Town Planning in Tourism
  • Tourism Theories and Practice
  • Tourism Theory II
  • Tourism Informatics
  • Regional Environment Science: Practical Field Training
  • Exercise on Town Planning in Tourism
  • Exercise on Geographic Information Science for Tourism
  • Nature- and Culture- based Tourism Science Seminar I
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