Message from Suzuki Foundation
The Suzuki Foundation was founded on 26th March 1980 as a memorial project of Suzuki Co., Ltd.’s 60th anniversary. Since then, the Foundation has been providing grants for 1,516 scientific research projects, the amount of funding worth 1,716 million yen by 2016. Inviting researchers from Budapest Institute of Technology and Economics to Shizuoka University is one of the major overseas projects, and we will invite 16th researcher in 2016. On this funding project, excellent researchers from Hungary have conducted valuable collaborative research at Shizuoka University. Hamamatsu, where the Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University is, locates in the center of Japan, it has good access to big cities and it is the safe and convenience place to live. I hope you will enjoy research life at Shizuoka University and in Hamamatsu. I would be pleased if you have opportunities to encounter with Japanese traditions, culture and beautiful nature too. Suzuki Foundation sincerely looks forward to welcoming researchers from Budapest Institute of Technology and Economics.
Suzuki Foundation, Managing Director, Mr. Yoshiro Morita
Message from Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Message from Shizuoka University
Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University strives to meet social expectations through “the cultivation of capable individuals who are equipped with a wealth of expertise and the basic skills”, “world-class research utilizing regional industrial strength” and “Contribution to local community and industry”, based on the manufacturing technology. The Faculty of Engineering is located in the western part of Shizuoka prefecture, in the city called Hamamatsu. The region is famous for “Yaramaika spirit”, which means “pioneering spirit” in Japanese. “Yaramaika spirit” led the region to produce founders of TOYOTA, HONDA & SUZUKI and the region became the leader of Japanese motor industry and whole manufacturing industry. While we continue to develop education that emphasizes “manufacturing technology”, we also promote innovation in many industrial fields and foster globally active researchers and engineers. We are looking forward to welcoming researchers from Budapest Institute of Technology and Economics in Hamamatsu with environment suitable for international researchers.
Prof. Yoshimasa Kawata, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University