The Port-city University League (PUL) was established in 2006 to form collaboration of excellence and innovation with a view toward creating a good
research and education base for the participating institutions as well as to
outreach activities toward local communities.
Advocated by Yokohama National University, seven universities from six
major port cities around the world participated the 1st meeting of PUL in Yokohama in 2006. Members of PUL are advanced academic
institutions located in or near port city.
PUL looks to contemplate inclusively about the culture related to port
(trade, industry, oceanic research, history, folklore and festivals, etc.), and
encourages academic exchange which includes students, faculties, and, in the
future envisions the citizens’ activities and initiatives under the consortium.
Through this network, we expect PUL to be a base of new types of
international cooperation and also to be a root to support various projects of
academic as well as cultural activities among member universities and