BUET has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) for academic exchange and student exchange. This MoU is effective since June 19, 2014. Even though the MoU is between BUET and NAIST, IICT is the main collaborator at BUET.
Under this MoU, one alumni from IICT went to to NAIST in the PhD program in 2015 and another alumni has been enrolled in the PhD program in 2016.
Additionally, faculty member from IICT visited NAIST for research collaboration in October, 2015 and faculty members from NAIST visited BUET in March, 2016.