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HU Concluded an Academic Partnership Agreement with Micron Technology Foundation Inc.

On June 27th, Hiroshima University (HU) concluded an Academic Partnership Agreement with Micron Technology Foundation Inc. (hereinafter, to be abbreviated as “MTF”). This agreement enables HU to have support from Micron regarding research development and personnel development, which helps to further promote the internationalization and advancement of the education and research at HU.

The Signing Ceremony
(From left to right: Ms. Rush-Byers of Micron Foundation; Ms. Somerville, Vice President of Micron Technology; Mr. DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Micron Technology; Dr. Yamamoto, Executive and Vice President for Research; Dr. Miyatani, Executive and Vice President for Education/Higashi-Senda Campus; and Dr. Yokoyama, Director of the Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems)

Mr. Scott DeBoer (Executive Vice President of MTF), Ms. Linda Somerville (Vice President of MTF), and Ms. Janine Rush-Byers (University Relations Manager of MTF), attended the signing ceremony held at Higashi-Hiroshima Campus of Hiroshima University. From HU, Dr. Yohsuke Yamamoto (Executive Vice President for Research), Dr. Makoto Miyatani (Executive and Vice President for Education/Higashi-Senda Campus), and Dr. Shin Yokoyama (Director of Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems) attended the ceremony.

After the signing ceremony, Mr. DeBoer (Executive Vice President of MTF) announced that the Foundation will support the research on the advanced semiconductor development at Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems, Hiroshima University; offer internship programs at MTF; and promote researcher exchange among the concerned parties.

Dr. Yokoyama (Director of the Research Institute for Nanodevice and Bio Systems) said, “We started the internship programs last year. The opportunity to experience the challenges at the actual manufacturing site is invaluable for the students who study semiconductor technology. With this agreement, I hope that HU will seize this opportunity to cultivate more students with hands-on experiences who will be active in society after they graduate from HU.”

[Contacts for inquiries]
Industry-Academia-Government and Community Collaboration Group,
Hiroshima University

E-mail:sangaku-renkei*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)


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