WIT are expanding their international connections and are collaborating with Shibaura Institute of Technology to enhance students’ college experience
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) were delighted to welcome Mr Yuichi Murata from the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan, which is now one of WIT’s newest global partners.
The partnership has been orchestrated to facilitate exchanges between either institute for staff and students alike.
Dr Richard Hayes, Vice President for International Affairs at WIT said, “Building partnerships with universities and colleges abroad, and sharing our experience through exchanging students and staff, is one of our key strategies for ensuring our students leave WIT with a holistic sense of our increasingly connected world and with the competencies and aptitude required to think and act creatively, sensitively and with confidence in whatever context they find themselves.”
The established institute is internationally renowned for its progressive science and engineering programmes and is a result of WIT’s attendance at the European Higher Education Fair in Japan where Ms Hellen Kang Griffith met with Mr Murata with a view to establishing a partnership.
Following the meeting, Mr Yuichi Murata was treated to a visit to the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, a tribute to the people, customs and culture of Japan.