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institution that shares our values in undergraduate education among engineering and the sciences," states Ishikawa. "I have always been impressed with Rose Hulman's facilities, and the quality of its faculty, staff, and students."
   For Rose-Hulman, students expand their global horizons by learning Japanese on campus, and then taking a semester of language and culture courses in Japan. Faculty members have also taught at KIT, and basketball and baseball teams have played exhibition games against Japanese teams.
   "We have sent more than 300 faculty, staff, students, and family members to visit KIT, and we hope to send even more in the future," states Rose Hulman President Robert A. Coons.
   The cherry tree grove will be a permanent landmark to showcase the Rose-Hulman-KIT partnership. It is located near the White Chapel on the west side of campus and contains 40 trees-symbolic of each year in the partnership for both colleges.

Bonds Strengthened with Japan University

Institutes Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary of Partnership

The 20-year partnership between Rose-Hulman and Japan's Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) has been mutually beneficial for both leading technological institutions. That's why this relationship was reaffirmed during a special celebration earlier this fall.
   A 19-member delegation of KIT administrators and educators visited campus during a two-day trip. Leading the visiting group was the institute's president, Ken-ichi Ishikawa.
   Featured events were the 
dedication of a campus cherry tree grove, several educational workshops, a dinner in Indianapolis with members of the Japan-America Society of Indiana, and a special musical concert.
    KIT is one of Japan's leading educational institutions, and Rose-Hulman is among a select group of international universities in which the institute has engaged in student exchange programs.
   "We value our relationship with Rose-Hulman, which is an