Tmc and Tsinghua university to continue joint research

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Tsinghua University* held a signing ceremony today at the university to mark the agreement of a five-year extension from April of their joint research conduced through the Tsinghua University-Toyota Research Center. Tsinghua University and TMC have been conducting joint research in four fields—environmental science, energy, automobile safety technologies and materials science—since the establishment of the center in March 2006.

Tsinghua University Vice President Kang Kejun and TMC Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, among others, attended the signing ceremony, which was followed by a meeting held to present the center's research results.

With the aim of enhancing mutual technical capacity, Tsinghua University and TMC started holding joint technology courses in 1997 and conducting individual joint research projects with the university's laboratories in 2003. The research center was established to realize the even closer collaboration necessary to help achieve sustainable global economic and social development and the formation of a prosperous and environment-considerate society.

Through the manufacture of automobiles, TMC aims to continue actively contributing to the development of regions in which it conducts business.