The emerging global, knowledge-driven economy demands a new educational environment for the production and application of knowledge. Through the increasing mobility of students and faculty and the rapid growth in international partnerships, the higher education becomes more globalized.
Three world-class universities—TokyoTech (Tokyo Institute of Technology) in Japan, Tsinghua University in China, and KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) in Korea—established the TKT consortium for the CAMPUS Asia program to foster interaction among the students studying science and engineering in East Asia.
The consortium promotes international collaborations through joint education and research program to encourage university students in Asia to grown into global citizens for the future economy. It also hopes to encourage the participating universities to make shared progress in solving the challenges of global issues such as health, energy, and sustainability through innovation in science and technology.
The TKT Consortium will also contribute to the improvement of the quality of higher education in the region and for the world. In addition, the program offers the participating students to learn more about the importance of the cultural impact on socio-economic development. Last, as the director of the Campus Asia in KAIST, I would like to acknowledge the support and efforts of the contributors and partners in making this program successful.
Prof. Jung Kim
TKT CAMPUS Asia Consortium
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and