Strategic partnership for research collaboration between universities in Japan and the UK
RENKEI is the Japanese word for ‘collaboration,’ and is an acronym for Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives.
Japan and the UK have a long history of partnership, and share common interests and concerns in the twenty-first century. The two economically driven countries are among the world’s very best producers of cutting-edge research. As such, enormous potential exists for the UK and Japan to learn from each other. They face similar demographic, political, social and industrial challenges, and thus are ideal partners in meeting these demands with innovative solutions.
RENKEI is a partnership between 12 universities in Japan and the UK, aiming to further knowledge exchange and research collaboration between institutions and individuals. This group of leading research intensive universities in the two countries will also develop collaborations with industry, governments and civil society to address global research challenges.