On July 4th, 2017, TUT hosted the 2nd lecture meeting of the Chubu chapter of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ). The meeting was held in the newly opened Collaboration Area of the Multi-Plaza in the TUT library.
The EAJ, which is the representative body of the Japan Engineering Society, is composed of leading experts from academia, industry, and government institutions who possess a wide range of knowledge and have made outstanding contributions in engineering and technological sciences, and closely related fields. The EAJ aims to contribute to the advancement of Japan and the world through activities to promote engineering and technological sciences.
At this meeting, two famous Japanese scientists, Dr. Shiro Hara from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Professor Kazuaki Sawada from TUT, gave lectures on the following topics:
In addition to academy members from Aichi, Gifu, Yamanashi, Ishikawa, and Toyama, many students and faculty members of TUT attended the meeting.
Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT), in collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), hosted the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology (IGNITE) and AWAM International Conference in Civil Engineering in Parkroyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia between the 8th and 10th of August 2017. Following the success of the previous IGNITE in 2016, USM and TUT once again held the conference in 2017 (IGNITE-AICCE'17) but with a more specific theme of: Sustainable Technology and Practice for Infrastructure and Community Resilience.
The Conference attracted 203 participants including about 100 students and had about 162 oral presentations on 30 sessions covering Structural Engineering, Geomatics/Geotechnical Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Environmental Engineering , Coastal Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation/Traffic Engineering, Disaster Management, Sustainable/Green Building Design, Sustainable Development etc..