International Networks at Indiana University has formalized a long-standing partnership with Japan’s national research and development agency. The memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology includes improving research network infrastructure.
Eiji Kawai with NICT says formalizing and expanding the relationship will "not only create better network interconnections but encourage new value creation in various social and economic fields."
As part of the partnership, the two organizations will identify projects of mutual interest, exchange information and human resources and jointly organize network experiments. The school says the agreement will "deliver high-quality collaboration for the benefit of all parties involved."
IU’s relationship with NICT dates back to 1997. The two organizations signed the agreement at the 42nd Asia Pacific Advanced Network meeting. The contract will last one year, and can be renewed for up to five years.