The Tokyo University of Science and the University of Waterloo (Canada) concluded an Academic Exchange Agreement on August 13, 2007.
Established in 1957, the University of Waterloo is located in a rural district approximately 100 kilometers west of Toronto in the Canadian province of Ontario. With strong science and technology programs, UW is highly regarded as Canada’s most innovative university.
Both universities declare their intention to promote cooperation in research and education in various fields through the following items:
- Exchange of faculty for collaborative research including but not limited to the general fields of Science and Engineering and fire research in particular.
- Exchange of graduate and undergraduate students.
- Planning and execution of academic collaborations.
- Exchange of academic information and publications.
- Promotion of other academic activities.
Outline of the University of Waterloo
Enrollment: Undergraduate students: 23,943 Graduate students: 2,838
No. of instructors: Professors: 895 Employees: 2,000
No. of departments (No. of departments): Six faculties and 37 departments
Faculty of Science (5)
Faculty of Mathematics (5)
Faculty of Engineering (7)
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (3)
Faculty of Environmental Studies (5)
Faculty of Arts (12)
- UW placed No. 84 on Newsweek’s 2006 worldwide ranking of universities.
- UW seeks to make a social contribution through practical education. This includes requiring each undergraduate to participate in an internship lasting several months in a domestic or overseas company prior to graduation.
- The inventor of the BlackBerry, a handheld terminal that has gained great popularity in North America, is an alumnus of UW.