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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) - University of Tokyo (UT) Summer Programme 2012

(26 August - 8 September 2012)


Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is currently hosting 14 students from The University of Tokyo (UT), Japan under the UTP-UT Summer Programme 2012.These students will be in UTP for two weeks starting from 26th August until 8 September 2012.   During their stay in UTP, they will enroll in short courses and involve in various programmes such as educational trips, cultural and recreational activities within and outside the university compound.

This summer programme provides a platform for both universities to further collaborate in the future.  Its objectives, amongst others, are:



To expand knowledge related to the history, culture, geography, economy, religion, educational systems and peoples of countries around the world


To foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity


To share information on education, policies and practices that support and encourage student learning and development


To understand the differences of students between countries in various aspects.


To exchange ideas and share information on programmes, services and activities.

UT was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan.  As a leading research university and one of the top ranking universities in Japan, it offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. Located in Tokyo, Japan, the university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.