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The "Re-Inventing Japanese University Project-International Program on Resilient Society Development under Changing Climate-" held an Opening Faculty Development Symposium on March 8, 2019.

Posted:2019/03/29

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  A Faculty Development Symposium was hosted in Bangkok on March 8, 2019 for the purpose of reviewing the project for FY 2018 and preparing for FY 2019. The programs implemented in FY 2018 were as follows:
    1) Program 1: Overseas internship programs for undergraduate students
        (August-September 2018)
    2) Program 2: Bidirectional short-term study abroad programs for Master's students
        (August 2018)
    3) Program 3: Bidirectional medium and long-term study abroad programs for Master's
        students (2 students dispatched for 6 months/3 students accepted for 3 months)
    4) Program 4: Short-term sandwich courses for Doctoral students (November 2018)
    5) Program 5: Winter schools for Doctoral students (December 2018)

 The 24 people who participated in the symposium were from 13 universities and 8 member countries. Prior to the symposium, university faculty members who dispatched their students gathered in the morning to report the situation of dispatching/accepting students in 2018 and exchanged opinions about contents of lectures, assessment of the students' achievements, the students’ opinions on the project, etcetera. In the afternoon, the symposium proceeded according to the schedule shown below. In the panel discussion, the panelists exchanged opinions as to what are to be dealt with in the lecture and how the lectures should proceed in FY 2019.

Opening Address
    Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu, Project Leader, Graduate School of Eng., Kyoto Univ.
Report on Courses in 2018
    Program 1: [Internship for Under-Graduate Students] Dr. Michio Sanjo, Kyoto Univ.
    Program 2: [Summer Intensive Course: in Japan] Prof. Yasuto Tachikawa, Kyoto Univ.
    Program 3: [Summer Intensive Course: in Kyoto] Dr. Piyatida Ruangrassamee, Chulalongkorn Univ.
    Program 4: [Questionnaire results] Dr. Kakuya Matsushima, Kyoto Univ.
    Program 5: [Winter School] Dr. Yutaka Ichikawa, Kyoto Univ.
Panel Discussion
    Chair: Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu (Project Leader), Kyoto Univ.
    Prof. Noppadol Phien-wej, Asian Institute of Technology
    Dr. Piyatida Ruangrassamee, Chularongkorn University
    Dr. Nguyen Tai Tue, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
    Dr. Ohnmar Zaw, Mandalay Technological Univ.
    Dr. Cho Cho Thin Kyi, Yangon Technological Univ.
    Prof. Jian-Hong wu, National Cheng Kung University
    Dr. Ismu Rini Dwi Ari, Brawijaya University
    Prof. Yasuto Tachikawa, Kyoto Univ.
Closing Address

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