The University of Tokyo and the University of Cambridge have long enjoyed a partnership that is valued by both partners. On 4 March 2015, a Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed to promote and further academic links between the two institutions. In 2020, the Strategic Partnership Agreement was extended for a further period of five years.

Annual joint symposia have been held since the Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed. The ongoing joint symposia and research workshops have encouraged and facilitated the expansion and enhancement of networks amongst researchers, students, administration staff, and stakeholders. It has further enabled researchers to identify and develop high-quality collaboration opportunities. With these and all the other good practices, the partnership is becoming stronger and more sustainable.

The two universities are committed to continuing to promote diverse and multidisciplinary collaborations that contribute to their respective missions. The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. The mission of the University of Tokyo is to be a world-class platform for research and education, contributing to human knowledge in partnership with other leading global universities; to nurture global leaders with a strong sense of public responsibility and a pioneering spirit, possessing both deep specialism and broad knowledge; and to expand the boundaries of human knowledge in partnership with society. We look forward to exploring ways to further achieve our missions through this collaboration, and in so doing contribute to education, research and society.

February 2021