|By ACN Newswire||
|January 15, 2013 08:46 PM EST||
Tokyo, Jan 15, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Today, the President of the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Dr. Koichi Niihara and the President of the International University of Japan (IUJ), Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka jointly signed an agreement at the Keidanren Hall in Tokyo, to officially launch their new Joint Degree partnership, which they have called EMGAP, for "Engineering Management Global Advanced Program".
In this new partnership, students with Engineering backgrounds will first enter IUJ's Top-Ranked Graduate School of International Management, where they will receive an MBA with a concentration in Engineering Management. And, after successfully passing the entrance exam into NUT's world-class Dr.Eng program, students will then continue their Doctoral Degree studies within one of NUT's top-rated Engineering focus areas.
"By bringing together NUT's top-rated Engineering Degree with our top-rated MBA Degree," said IUJ's President Kitaoka, "we hope to make an even greater contribution to the education of leaders who can effectively guide the technical development of individual companies, industries and even entire countries."
"The need for world-class engineers with world-class business capabilities has never been higher," said NUT's President Niihara. "This partnership between our two Universities will fill an increasingly important need by business and governments globally and in fast developing emerging countries."
The new program is also an example of a partnership between a private university and a premier national university in Japan. Student enrollment for the IUJ-NUT EMGAP partnership will begin in September 2013. To learn more about this program, please visit the following website:
Nagaoka University of Technology (Nagaoka Gijutsu Kagaku Daigaku), abbreviated as NUT, is a national technology university founded in 1976 in Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan. NUT offers a whole array of degrees in various technical fields. It has turned out more than 600 Doctor of Engineering graduates since its inception who are taking active parts in various industry sectors and academia in Japan and overseas. www.nagaokaut.ac.jp
The International University of Japan (Kokusai Daigaku), abbreviated as IUJ, was founded in 1982 with a mission to provide graduate level education in English to develop future leaders for the global society. The Graduate School of International Management, established in 1988, offers two professional degree programs; the Master of Business Administration (MBA) (1-year and 2-year programs) and a one-year Master of E-Business Management program. Since the founding, IUJ has graduated students from 112 countries. www.iuj.ac.jp
Dr. Ashu Marasinghe, Associate Professor
Rumiko Anazawa IUJ Public Relations Officer
Source: The International University of Japan
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