Prof. Muratani gives Special Seminar at UC Irvine

Japanese / English 2022.11.8 On November 8, 2022, Prof. MURATANI Masafumi of the Faculty of Medicine’s Transbo …

Summer Rotation Program for University of Tsukuba students at UC Irvine

Japanese / English 2022.9.24 In summer 2022, after a hiatus of three years, the laboratory rotation program in …

Local Alumni Held Get-Together in Irvine, California

Japanese / English 2022.8.14 On August 14, 2022, Dr. Shimako Kawauchi, an alumni representative for the North …

UCI is No. 1

Japanese / English 2019.12.31 UCI is No. 1 among Money magazine’s “Best Colleges”

Vice President Benton represents UT in NAFSA

Japanese / English 2017.05.28 NAFSA conferences are held for about a week around May/June annually in differen …

Dr. Lynn Willis from UC Irvine Health visited UT Hospital from December 14 to 17, 2015.

Japanese / English 2015.12.14 Ms. Lynn Willis, Regulatory Compliance Programs Manager, Risk and Regulatory Aff …


Japanese / English 2015.12.09 UCI and the University of Tsukuba held a three-day “science partnership co …

UT accounting staff visit UCI

Japanese / English 2015.11.01 To investigate the current state of affairs regarding research grant compliance …

UT faculty and staff visit UCI

Japanese / English 2015.10.01 Prof. Koji Nomura, Organization for Educational Initiatives, and Associate Prof. …

Professor Satoru Takahashi visits UCI

Japanese / English 2015.06.01 Prof. Satoru Takahashi, Director of the University of Tsukuba’s Laboratory …

The University of Tsukuba Irvine Office was established in June 2014 a year after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Tsukuba (UT) and the University of California Irvine (UCI), a Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Research Partner. Since the initial MoU signed by President Nagata and former UCI Chancellor Michael Drake in 2013, additional agreements have been entered between UT’s Human Biology Program and UCI’s Center for Complex Biological Systems, as well as between UT’s School for Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA) and UCI’s Graduate Division of Biological Sciences and Medicine.

Short-term student exchange continues to be a major emphasis. Both universities offer unique training courses in their respective areas of expertise for one week to three-month periods. For example, UCI’s CCBS accepted UT students to its national short course in systems biology, while UCI students were hosted at the Tsukuba Summer Institute for Physical Education and Sport. UCI’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering hosts students from UT’s Department of Engineering Mechanics and Engineering for summer rotations. UCI students have reciprocated with participation in the summer biomedical research programs and Tsukuba Global Science Week conference sessions.

Located in Orange County in Southern California, UCI shares many similar characteristics with the University of Tsukuba. Both are young universities and are recognized as Top Universities under 50 in their respective countries. For the past several years, possibilities have been explored to expand international collaborations and exchanges at departmental levels.

Support Services

  • provides assistance in coordinating and arranging business trips and delegation visits for the University of Tsukuba faculty members, staff, and students to universities around Southern California
  • provides consultation on short and/or long visits to UCI or other universities around Southern California
  • serves as a point of contact for University of Tsukuba alumni based in North America

Office Staff

Dr. Kawauchi Shimako
Project Scientist, University of California Irvine
Alumni Representative, University of Tsukuba North America Alumni Association
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