About the Forum
The Business-University Forum of Japan (BUF) was established as a forum for prominent leaders in businesses and universities to exchange their candid opinions on a personal level and deepen mutual understanding in order to foster collaboration between businesses and universities. Since 1992, when the forum was founded, its topics cover the best forms of collaboration, education, research and development of technologies, and the nurturing of leaders and so on. BUF seeks solutions based on collaboration between business and universities through the exchange of opinions. BUF considers social problems related to the collaboration between business and universities, education, research and development of technologies, and the nurturing of leaders to be common to all humankind. We work in partnership with like-minded organizations around the world. BUF builds and strengthens a world-wide network of prominent businesses and academic leaders.