Ken Shimanouchi, Director of Toshiba Corporation (Right) and the representative of the awarded students (Left).
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced that it will endow a scholarship fund at Brazil’s University of São Paulo that will support students studying for MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering. The initiative is part of Toshiba's program to support science and technology education and human resources development in South America.
Scholarships with an annual value of up to 5-million yen (R$116 thousand*) will be awarded. Selected doctoral candidates will receive an award of 2-million (R$47 thousand*), while students studying for a master’s degree will be awarded 1-million yen (R$23 thousand*). The awards will be made at the end of February.
Brazil has the world’s sixth largest GDP and strong growth dynamics. In coming years, the country will rely on a new generation of leaders to guide its development, and the University of São Paulo, the country’s most prestigious seat of higher learning, is expected to play a major role.
Toshiba will continue to support science and technology education and human resources development in South America. The company is also committed to cultivating talented youths to secure local employment and thereby expand business opportunities.
Note: Based on the current exchange rate of 43 Japanese yen to the 1 Brazil real.
About the University of Sao Paulo
Established in 1934, the University of Sao Paulo has approximately 87,000 students, 800 of whom are enrolled as MS or PhD in the Electrical Engineering Graduate Program. The university is ranked No.1 in South America in both the QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.