AIMS Program at Tokyo Metropolitan University

Outline of AIMS Program

ASEAN International Mobility for Students program (AIMS) is a collaborative student exchange program among ASEAN countries that aims to strengthen academic exchanges and develop human resources who can play leading roles globally. Japan joined AIMS program in 2013. The common challenges facing ASEAN and Japan include

  • Food production techniques to support sustainable agriculture and higher added value
  • Innovation for economic development with environmental awareness
  • Sustainable regional system for interactions between urban and rural regions

Since FY 2014, three Japanese universities (Tokyo University of Technology and Agriculture, Tokyo Metropolitan University and Ibaraki University) with specialized education programs in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Sustainability Science and Tourism, have worked with ASEAN AIMS Universities to introduce educational programs to foster human resources towards solving challenges concerning environmental conservation and economic development. (You can download the AIMS Program 2014-2015 Pamphlet (Adobe PDF4.95MB).)

From FY 2018, Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU) will focus on regional development through tourism in the perspectives of science and engineering as a partner university of AIMS program from Japan and promote student exchange through its Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences in collaboration with AIMS partner universities.

TMU's vision of the AIMS program

  1. Acquire total ability and professional expertise, wide knowledge on Tourism and profound professionalism
  2. Mastering technology, method of investigation, analysis and expression
  3. Research based on field work and empirical studies, identify problems at tourist destinations, establish plan and take action
  4. Foster leadership talents with vision and sense of balance, experience in both ASEAN and Japan, and ability for collaboration and coexistence.

TMU’s ASEAN Partner universities

TMU conducts student exchange with two leading research universities in Malaysia; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), an innovation-led and graduate-focused Research University. It is located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. The vision of the university is to be recognized as a world-class centre of academia and technological excellence. Its Mission is to be a leader in the development of human capital and innovative technologies that will contribute to the nation's wealth creation.

Host Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia was first established as the School of Agriculture in 1931. In 1947, the school was declared the College of Agriculture Malaya. The establishment of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia came about when the College of Agriculture in Serdang merged with the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Malaya. In 1997, the name was changed to Universiti Putra Malaysia. As a premier institution of learning, widely recognized for leadership in research and innovation, UPM continues to strive for excellence.
UPM's Vision: To become a university of international repute.
UPM's Mission: To make meaningful contributions towards wealth creation, nation building and universal human advancement through the exploration and dissemination of knowledge.

Host Faculties: Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Economics and Management


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