NYK participates in joint program between MIT and the University of Tokyo
From October 2016, NYK participated in the 2016 UTokyo-MIT-Industry Joint Program for a Pioneering Frontier sponsored by the University of Tokyo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the company said in its press release.
In this program, young researchers and engineers from Japan’s maritime industry completed a class about “Systems Thinking Approach” at the UTokyo graduate school, and afterwards chose a research theme related to the maritime industry to present to students enrolled in the System Design and Management master’s program at MIT. The MIT students critically reviewed the NYK presentation, and then selected NYK’s to examine deeper over the coming months with NYK’s support.
The selected theme was concerned the feasibility of the autonomous navigation of ships. A final presentation on the research conducted by the MIT students was held on May 17 at MIT in Boston.
NYK will continue its efforts to deepen the link between academia and industry, and to proactively nurture younger staff to become more globally competitive.