International Student Seminar 2013 with ITB, UTM, and HCMUT
12 Nov 2013
The International Student Seminar was held at Toyohashi University of Technology from 3 to 10 September 2013 with collaboration with Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam. This programme is aimed at promoting international, intercultural and mutual understanding among the students of Toyohashi Tech and partner universities, thus contributing to fostering young engineers who can play leading roles in the world of internationalization.
A total of 18 students from ITB, UTM and HCMUT were joined by 21 students from Toyohashi Tech to discuss the 'The Role of Engineers in Solving Environmental Problems'. The students were divided into 6 groups and each group chose one sub-topic. The results of their three-days of discussions were presented on the final day in front of students and academic staff of Toyohashi Tech.
The overseas participants were given opportunities to experience short lectures given by Toyohashi Tech academic staff. They also visited two leading research centers of Toyohashi Tech—EIIRIS (Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute) and the Center for Human-robot Symbiosis Research—and one of the global manufacturers of this area, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
A little cultural experience was also an important part of the programme. The participants attended lectures on Japanese language and culture, experienced the traditional tea ceremony, and at the weekend stayed at Japanese families near Toyohashi City.
The International Student Seminar 2013 was partly sponsored by JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization).
At Yamaha Motor Co.,Ltd
Presentations on the final day