According to interviews with people involved, two national universities, Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University, have decided to start discussions for integration soon.
Amidst the challenge of improving the international competitiveness of universities, top-class universities in science, technology and medicine are expected to aim to strengthen their research capabilities.
Integration ideas are being raised at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
According to people involved, the two universities have decided to start discussions for integration soon, and are considering options such as becoming one university or integrating only the operating corporation.
In order to increase the competitiveness of universities, the national government will establish a 10 trillion yen "University Fund" and plan to openly invite universities to receive support within the year, subject to conditions such as producing outstanding research results internationally.
Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University are expected to further enhance their research capabilities in fields such as science and engineering, medicine, and dentistry, with a view to applying for the "University Fund" as well as promoting the integration plan.
In the future, the two universities are expected to proceed with internal coordination and consider how to integrate them.
Both universities are one of the "designated national universities" designated by the government as having the highest level of research capacity in Japan. is.
Regarding the integration plan, Tokyo Institute of Technology said, "We have nothing to answer at this stage," and Tokyo Medical and Dental University, "We have nothing to answer at this stage."