The University of Stirling has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Atomi University near Tokyo in Japan.
Our picture shows (front row) Professor Gerry McCormac, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Stirling with Mr Yasukazu Uchiyama, Head of Administration at Atomi University.
The signing ceremony took place during a visit to Stirling main campus this week.
Also pictured are: (back row) Ms Tomoe Watabe, from Atomi’s International Affairs Office; Kerry Bryson, Director of Development and External Affairs at Stirling; Professor Taeko Seki, Lecturer at Atomi; and Mr Hiroki Shimizu, from the Japanese university’s International Affairs Office.
Mr Uchiyama passed on a message from Professor Tetsuo Yamada, the Principal of Atomi University (who couldn’t make the signing due to other commitments). It said: “I am very pleased that we exchange a memorandum of understanding between the University of Stirling and Atomi University. I hope this memorandum will establish a long-term partnership between both parties.”
Atomi University is a private women's college established in 1965.
Since 2009, the University of Stirling has received a significant number of students from Atomi - with the largest cohort of 53 students confirmed to attend the University of Stirling English language summer school this year.
The University of Stirling International Recruitment Team also visited Atomi University in October last year in order to raise the profile of the University and explore recruitment opportunities.
The Universities hope the new memorandum of understanding will cement their growing relationship – and help them develop strong academic links.