Paul van Gerven
6 October

The University of Twente’s nanoscience institute Mesa+ and the Institute of Industrial Science (ISS) of the University of Tokyo have signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their collaboration. “This formal collaboration makes it easier to share knowledge, students and scientific staff,” says Albert van den Berg, scientific director of Mesa+.

“This MoU aims at making the tie between Mesa+ and IIS stronger, particularly in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnologies,” says Kazuhiko Hirakawa, professor of quantum semiconductor electronics at the IIS. “Nanoscience and nanotechnologies are often classified into so-called small sciences. However, in reality, they require various kinds of big infrastructures for nanofabrication and fine measurements.”