The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Academic Agreement with the University of Edinburgh, UK

The National Museum of Ethnology, Japan and the University of Edinburgh, UK, have concluded an agreement to strengthen and develop academic research exchange.
On May 17, 2010, and Director-General SUDO Ken'ichi attended the signing ceremony at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Both institutions will promote academic exchange and collaboration in joint research enterprises.

Director-General SUDO (right) and Professor Stephen HILLIER, Vice Principal International, signing the agreement.

Discussion after signing the agreement: (from left) Professor HILLIER, Director-General SUDO, Associate Professor Mio, Director, Center for Contemporary India Area Studies at Minpaku, Dr. Crispin Bates, Associate Professor, the University of Edinburgh (Visiting Research Fellow at Minpaku), and Ms. Ikegame, researcher, Center for Area Studies, National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan.