The International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS) of the University of Tokyo and the Center for Development Research (ZEF) have established a strategic partnership in research and education. The exchange of students and professors plays a key role.

In the beginning of 2016, two memoranda of understanding were signed: One between the Universities of Bonn and Tokyo and another between IPADS and ZEF.
The picture shows the Dean of the Agricultural Faculty, Professor Takeshi Tange, and the Academic Coordinator of ZEF’s International Doctoral Studies Program Dr. Günther Manske, with both Memoranda in a meeting at the Dean’s office at the University of Tokyo on March 17, 2016.