Shizenkan University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Universiti Sains Malaysia


Tokyo, March 19, 2024 – Shizenkan University (Shizenkan) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), a renowned institution located in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. This strategic partnership marks an expansion of the successful collaboration between the two universities in the “Future of Capitalism” program over the past several years.

The MoU signing ceremony, held on March 19th, brought together representatives from both universities to formalize the agreement. Shizenkan was represented by President Dr. Tomoyoshi Noda and Vice President Dr. Katsuhiko Yoshikawa, and hosted the USM delegation consisting of Associate Professor Dr. Fathyah Hashim (Dean of the Graduate School of Business), Ms. Nur Mariyam Musa (Deputy Registrar), and Dr. Jeffrey S.S. Cheah (MBA Program Manager, Graduate School of Business). 



Building on the successful collaboration in the “Future of Capitalism” program, Shizenkan and USM are committed to furthering partnership to promote academic exchange and collaborative research initiatives.

The MoU outlines plans for joint research projects, faculty and student exchange programs, and other initiatives to enhance academic collaboration between the two institutions.

As Shizenkan and USM embark on this next phase of partnership, the two institutions remain committed to advancing knowledge, fostering global citizenship, and preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

About Shizenkan University

Shizenkan is a university that aims to realize a paradigm shift in global leadership education, starting from Asia and specifically Japan, building on and going beyond the traditional business school educational model. Shizenkan is working with various collaborative initiatives with other parties around the world to enhance its research and educational activities and to advance its efforts to be a catalyst for change in global leadership education. 

About Universiti Sains Malaysia

Universiti Sains Malaysia is Malaysia’s premier research university that strives to enhance and strengthen its educational programs and has taken various initiatives to complement its educational excellence. With its research and teaching facilities, experience and a multi-disciplinary team of experts among its staff, USM has entered into various collaborative agreements with other parties in its efforts to enhance its research content and strengthen its industrial networking.

About The “Future of Capitalism” Program

The “Future of Capitalism” is a new global leadership education program led by IESE Business School (Spain) and Shizenkan University (Japan), in collaboration with 15 business and policy schools on five continents. It brings together students and guest speakers from diverse backgrounds to explore the challenges and opportunities facing modern economies and societies. It is designed to be a catalyst for personal thought and commitment as well as a network building opportunity. The educational journey is based around a sharing of experiences and reflections with top executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, activists, and academics of various backgrounds. 


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