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Nissan and Tsinghua University to establish joint research center in China

New research to begin in 2024


BEIJING, China – Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has announced the establishment of a joint research center between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Tsinghua University for new joint research to begin in 2024. The scope of the research will focus on effective communication for Generation Z*, or Gen Z, as well as the role and social responsibility of automakers in EV ecosystem, including charging infrastructure, battery recycling, re-use and energy management.

Nissan and Tsinghua University are also strengthening the partnership through a memorandum of understanding on comprehensive cooperation in the joint research project, including on-going joint research*, and human resource development and exchange, which have been engaged in since 2016.

Nissan is committed to sustainable development and contributing to a cleaner, safer and more inclusive society. The cooperation with Tsinghua University is allowing Nissan to deploy strategy development in the era of electrification and intelligent mobility, while contributing to sustainable development and its commitment of “in China, for China and world”.

Nissan President and CEO Makoto Uchida said: “We hope that this collaboration will help us gain a deeper understanding of the Chinese market and develop strategies that better meet the needs of customers in China, and contribute to sustainable development by returning the results of our joint research to the Chinese economy and society.”

In conjunction with the signing of the memorandum of understanding, Uchida delivered a speech to the students as part of the university’s Tsinghua Global Vision Lectures program, engaging in open discussions and exchanges with young students of the new era.


* Those who were born in the period from 1995 to 2009, this generation has grown up in a period that China has seen rapid technological change and high growth.

* In 2016, Nissan and Tsinghua University (Department of Automotive Engineering) jointly established the Joint Research Center for Intelligent Mobility to conduct research on EV and autonomous drive technology for the China market.


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Yoshinari Misako
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