Partner Institutions in Japan (10 institutions)

Name of Partner Domain Area
KUBOTA Corporation Artificial intelligence, agricultural machinery, agricultural ICT, robotics
AEON AGRI CREATE Co., Ltd. Agricultural production management, distribution, meteorological data
SHIMADZU CORPORATION Measurement systems, image big data
Japan Agricultural Corporations Association Farm management survey and research, smart agriculture
Greater Tokyo Initiative Industry-academia collaboration, research and
development support
Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. Nurturing of issue proposal capabilities, agribusiness
Recruit Co., Ltd. PhD degree-holder utilization, PhD degree-holder hiring system
Jissen Women’s University Women’s career education
Agventure lab Agriculture, food, life, region, technology, innovation
Tokyo Electron Ltd. Semiconductors


In addition to being highly specialized in agriculture and engineering, collaboration in a wide range of fields is important in efforts for the resolution of social issues. Therefore, industry-academia collaboration that goes beyond research fields is incorporated into the graduate education offered by the WISE Program. With the aim of cultivating doctoral students who can implement a “super-smart society,” the consortium will utilize distinctive fields such as agriculture, energy, AI/IoT, new materials, mobility, biotechnology, forestry, animal husbandry, and the environment as growth industries. Together with companies, we will nurture PhDs with a bird’s eye view, originality, and diversity.



Global Educational Collaboration with Overseas Partner Institutions (9 institutions)

Partner Institutions Content of Partnership
University of Oxford Mutual dispatch, international workshops
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) (Germany) Mutual dispatch, international joint research
The University of Bonn International joint research, student exchange
Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) Double degree program
Overseas training program
Vietnam National University of Forestry Mutual dispatch of students, overseas training program
Cornell University Mutual dispatch of students
International workshops
University of California, Davis Double degree program
International workshops
North Carolina State University International joint research
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) (Germany) Mutual dispatch, international joint research


Brilliant PhD degree holders who play an active role around the world are nurtured in cooperation with overseas partner institutions. A systematic collaborative system has been created with these partner institutions on the basis of partnership agreements with the universities. Specifically, the agreements create a cooperative system for such matters as those shown above, including the mutual dispatch of teaching staff and students, international workshops, the implementation of overseas training programs for students, short-term study abroad programs that utilize lab rotations, and the implementation of international joint research through medium- and long-term research studies abroad.