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Cooperation with JICA and other organizations

(1) AUN/SEED-Net

a. Outline

The Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (SEED-Net) Project was officially established as an autonomous sub-network of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) in April 2001 (AUN/SEED-Net) aimed at promoting human resources development in engineering in ASEAN. The Network consists of 19 leading institutions (selected by the Ministries in charge of higher education of respective countries) from 10 ASEAN countries with the support of 11 leading Japanese Supporting Universities (selected by Japanese Government).

AUN/SEED-Net is mainly supported by the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) , and partially supported by the ASEAN Foundation.

AUN/SEED-Net activities are implemented by the AUN/SEED-Net Secretariat with the support of the JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net, now based at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

b. Period

April 2001 to now

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

Degree Program, Short-term Training/Research Program in ASEAN, Short-term Training Program in Japan, and Equipment provision, etc.

d. Cooperation done by TUT (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of National Committee Members: Prof. Kazuo Tsutsumi, Prof. Homma and Prof. Fujie
  2. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short-term Experts: Vice President Tsutsumi in 2000, Vice President Tsutsumi and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2001, Prof. Mori from Prod. Dept., Prof.Tsutsumi and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2002, Prof. Mori from Prod. Dept., Prof. Kim from Eco. Dept., Prof.Tsutsumi and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2003, Prof. Suzuki and Prof. Yanada from Mech. Dept., Prof. Niinomi, Prof. Mori and Prof. Toda from Prod. Dept., Prof. Matsumoto from Mater. Dept., Prof. Tsutsumi and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2004, Prof. Yanada from Mech. Dept., Prof. Umemoto from Prod. Dept., Prof. Takeichi, Prof. Kakuta and Prof. Matsuda from Mater. Dept., Prof. Tsutsumi and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2005, Prof. Kawamura and Prof. Yanada from Mech. Dept., Prof. Tsuchiya from Prod. Dept., Prof. Takeichi and Prof. Matsuda from Mater. Dept., Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2006, Prof. Noda and Prof. Yanada from Mech. Dept., Prof. Miura from Info. Dept., Prof. Iwasa from Mater. Dept., Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2007.

(2) Project for the Development of the Engineering Faculty of the Hasanuddin University

a. Outline

To strengthen the foundation of the system of engineering education and research of Hasanuddin University for producing trained personnel to contribute to the sustainable development of Indonesia Northeast region.

b. Period

January 2009 to December 2011

c. Our University Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of National Committee Members: Executive Trustee, Vice President Prof. Jinno.
  2. Dispatch of Staff in the Preliminary Surveys: Prof. Nagao from Elect. Dept., Assoc. Prof. Yanada from Mech. Dept. and Visiting Prof. Satryo Soemantri B. from ICCEED in 2008,
  3. Dispatch of Staff of the Survey team: Visiting Prof. Satryo Soemantri B. from ICCEED in 2009.
  4. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short Term Experts: Prof. Nagao from Elect. Dept., Assoc. Prof.Yanada from Mech. Dept. in 2009

(3) African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD)

a. Outline

The African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) is an international organization with headquarters in Kenya. The main goal of the Institute is poverty reduction in the African region through human capacity development.

AICAD is an autonomous institute. The Institute is a joint venture between the three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with support from the Government of Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

b. Period

October 2000 to now

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of National Committee Members: Prof. Kazuo Tsutsumi (until March 2006)
  2. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short-term Experts: Vice President Tsutsumi in 2001

(4) Capacity Building of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology to Strengthen University-Community Linkage

a. Outline

In Vietnam, in order to apply market economy and internationalization of industry, rapid increase in needs of human resources development with high level of knowledge and skills were observed. On the other hand to further promote economical and social development of VN, rural development especially in Mekong River Delta area, is a crucial and most important issue.

Considering these points, HCMUT, the leading university in southern VN in the field of engineering should enhance its research and training capacity to contribute to the development of southern rural areas of VN from the view point of human resources development in southern VN.

In this context, the Project focusing on strengthening the linkage between rural communities and HCMUT so as to develop the human resources which satisfy the needs of rural communities.

b. Period

January 2006 to January 2009

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short-term Experts in the Preliminary Surveys: Prof. Kuroda from ICCEED in 2005
  2. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Long-term Expert: Prof. Kuroda from ICCEED from Feb. 2006 to Jan. 2009.
  3. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short-term Experts: Prof. Kakuta and Prof. Iwasa from Mater. Dept. and Prof. Inoue from Arch. Dept. in 2006. Prof. Kakuta and Prof. Iwasa from Mater. Dept in 2007

(5) Project on Networked Multimedia Education System, Malaysia

a. Outline

The Project on Networked Multimedia Education System (NMES) is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia (MECM) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the aim of setting up a satellite-based tele-education infrastructure and applications in Malaysia, focusing on IT and multimedia training and education.

Yhis is a government- to government project (G to G) whereby the Japanese government provide the expertise and the infrastructure for the project while the Malaysian government provide the location and infrastructure in Malaysia to ensure the success of this project. The Japanese government has donated a grant of RM15 million for this four-year technical collaboration project.

b. Period

April 2001 to June 2005

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Experts: Prof. Miyazaki from Info. Dept., Prof. Goto and Prof. Takahashi from Info. Dept.
  2. Researcher Acceptance: 4 people in 2001 (Host researcher: Prof. Miyazaki in Info. Dept.)

(6) Project for Human Resource Development in Information Technology through Capacity Building of University of Colombo School of Computing

a.Outline

The purpose of this project is that University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) increases its capacity in conducting IT training that match the needs of Sri Lankan industries in a more effective and efficient manner for IT related staff in universities, IT training institutes and industries.

Overall goal is that both quality and quantity of IT related human resources in Sri Lankan industries are improved.

b. Period

July 2001 to May 2005

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of National Committee Members: Prof. Homma from ICCEED
  2. Staff as Short-term Experts: Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2001, Prof. Kaneko from Info. Dept., Prof. Nitta from Knowl. Dept. and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2002, Prof. Kaneko from Info. Dept., Prof. Nitta from Knowl. Dept. and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2003, Prof. Kaneko from Info. Dept., Prof. Nitta from Knowl. Dept. and Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2004, Prof. Homma from ICCEED in 2005.

(7) Higher Education Development Support ( HEDS )

a. Objectives

This program started through Japan-USA-Indonesia tripartite cooperation to improve the quality of engineering education at universities located in Sumatra and the Kalimantan Islands as a part of a regional development policy adopted by the Indonesian Government. In April 1996, the cooperation became a newly bilateral Japan-Indonesia cooperation.

b. Organizations

Indonesian Ministry of National Education, JICA, USAID

c. Contents of Support

Overall improvement of the engineering education quality at the 11 targeted universities is the JICA component Overall improvement in the quality of basic sciences and management at the targeted universities is the USAID component

d. Period

April 1990 to July 2002

e. Overall Plan of the Japanese Side

To improve the quality of the teaching staff in the engineering departments and administration sections of the targeted universities, the following activities are carried out:

  1. Degree Program in Indonesia
    The junior staff at the targeted universities is sent to the host universities (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Universitas Gadjah Mada) to acquire master degree.
  2. Local Seminars and Training
    The senior teaching staff at the targeted universities take seminars on advanced topics given by professors or teaching staff from the Institut Teknologi Bandung and the Japanese supporting universities for 1 or 2 weeks.
  3. Training in Japan
    Persons in charge of university administration, new graduates from the host universities and the senior teaching staff of the targeted universities, who have achieved good results, take a training in Japan for 3 ~ 6 months.
  4. Provision of Materials
    The project provides the experimental and training materials necessary for an engineering education at the Institut Teknologi Bandung and the targeted universities.
Fields covered Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Production Engineering, Mining Engineering, University Management
Targeted universities 11 universities are targeted: Syiah Kuala University and six other national universities, Darma Agun University and three other private universities.
(9 universities on Sumatra Island and 2 universities on Kalimantan Island)
Collaboration of four Japanese universities (National Committee members) Saitama University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology

f. Cooperation Achievements of Our University

  1. Dispatch of Long-term Experts
    To implement the plan, PR, recruiting and selection for short-term training in Japan and also to implement the plan for a short intensive course, Professor Hoshi was dispatched for two years from April 1992 and Professor Homma was dispatched from June 1994 to July 1997. After Professor Homma, Professor Otake was dispatched, but on September 26, 1997, he was killed in a plane crash during a local program activity.
  2. National Committee Members from TUT
    Vice President Kazuo Tsutsumi, Professor Hiroomi Homma
  3. Academic Staff Sent for Local Short-term Training
    1990 4 professors fromMech. Dept. and Civil Dept.
    Short Term Expert: 4 professors from Mech. Dept.
    1992 1 professor fromKnowl. Dept.
    1993 5 professors fromProduc. Dept., Elect. Dept. and Knowl. Dept.
    1994 10 professors fromMech. Dept., Produc. Dept., Civil Dept., Ecol. Dept. and Human Dept.
    1995 10 professors fromMech. Dept., Produc. Dept., Elect. Dept., Mater. Dept., Civil Dept. and HumanDept.
    1996 A Vice President and8 professors from Mech. Dept., Produc. Dept., Elect. Dept., Mater. Dept.,Civil Dept., Ecol. Dept., Human Dept.
    1997 2 Vice Presidentsand 5 professors from Mech. Dept., Prod. Dept., Civil Dept., Human Dept. anda Director General of Administration Bureau
    1998 A Vice President and15 professors from Mech. Dept., Prod. Dept., Elect. Dept., Civil Dept., Ecol.Dept. and Human Dept.
    1999 A Vice President and18 professors from Mech. Dept., Prod. Dept., Elect. Dept., Civil Dept., Ecol.Dept. and Human Dept.
    2000 A Vice President and18 professors from Mech. Dept., Elect. Dept., Mater. Dept., Civil Dept.,Ecol. Dept. and Human Dept.
    2001 15 professors fromMech. Dept., Elect. Dept., Civil Dept., Ecol. Dept. and ICCEED
    2002 10 professors fromElect. Dept., Civil Dept., Ecol. Dept. and ICCEED

    Note:Abbreviation indicated the department names are as follows:

    Mech: Mechanical Engineering, Prod: Production Systems Engineering, Elect: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mater: Materials Science, Civil: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Knowl: Knowledge-based Information Engineering, Ecol: Ecological Engineering, Human: Humanities and Social Engineering, ICCEED: International Cooperation Center for Engineering Education Development

  4. Training in Japan - Number of Trainees Accepted by TUT
    Year 1990 1991 1992 1993
    Number of Trainees 21 18 4 10
    Year 1994 1995 1996 1997
    Number of Trainees 14 13 7 5
    Year 1998 1999 2000 2001
    Number of Trainees 17 4 7 5
    Year 2002      
    Number of Trainees 1      
  5. Three TUT professors worked in Indonesia as JICA Long-term Experts. Their duties were to advise on the overall project implementation, to plan seminars, workshops and short-term training, to find Japanese host professors for Indonesian trainees and so on. This project's performance and achievement received an excellent assessment from JICA and other institutions.

(8) Cooperation to Promote the Riyadh Technical School of Electronics in Saudi Arabia to a College

a. Outline

Through the technical cooperation type of Japanese project program, Saudi Arabia wanted to promote Riyadh Technical School of Electronics - which was established in September 1993 and has a three-year course in technical education - to a college with a two-year course in technical education.

For this project, Saudi Arabia requested Japan to send experts and accept researchers from Saudi Arabia. Our university collaborated by sending experts and doing other activities.

b. Contents of the Cooperation

  1. Curriculum Development
  2. Provision of Reference Books
  3. Provision of Study Manuals
  4. Provision of Academic Materials
  5. Dispatch of Experts
  6. Accepting of Researchers
  7. Provision of Technical Books, Journals, Magazines and Information

c. Cooperation done by TUT (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of Long-term Expert : Emeritus Prof. Isao Okane (until March 1996)
  2. Dispatch of National Committee Members: Emeritus Prof. Masamitsu Kosaki (until March 1998), Prof. Masayuki Nagao, Associate Prof. Kazuhisa Kawai
  3. Dispatch of Short Term Experts: Prof. Nagao of Elect. Dept., Lec. Okuyama of Info. Dept. in 1995, Prof. Nagao of Elect. Dept. in 1996, Lec. Okayama of Info. Dept. in 1998, Prof. Nagao of Elect. Dept. in 2000
  4. Researcher Acceptance: Period : October 2 to October 5, 1995
    Training Fields : Industrial Electronics, Computer Technology
    Sender : Riyadh Technical School of Electronics Project CP, Saudi Arabia; 2 people

(9) Cooperation to Pathumwan Technical College Project, Thailand

a. Outline

In accordance with the technical cooperation agreement between Pathumwan Technical College in Thailand and the Japanese College of Technology, a committee was formed to support the implementation of the Thailand Pathumwan Technical College Project.

b. Period

August 1993 to March 2000

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

  1. Dispatch of National Committee Member: Kazuo Tsutsumi - Vice President
  2. Dispatch of a Member of Technical Group in National Committee: Technical Member (Computers) - Prof. Saito (1995)
  3. Dispatch of Teaching Staff as Short-term Experts: Prof. Saito of Knowl. Dept. in 1995, Prof. Hoshi of Prod. Dept. in 1996, Vice President Tsutsumi in 1997, Prof. Hoshi of Prod. Dept. and Vice President Tsutsumi in 1998, Associate Prof. Yanada of Mech. Dept. and Prof. Hoshi of Prod. Dept. in 1999, Vice President Tsutsumi, Associate Pref. Yanada of Mech. Dept, Prof. Hoshi and Prof. Terashima of Prod. Dept. in 2000

*They were sent to Pathumwan Technical College as members of a JICA investigation mission team.

(10) Cooperation with the Expansion Project of the Engineering Faculty, Thammasat University, Thailand

a. Outline

As a part of the expansion program of technical education made by the Thai Government, we established a committee to support the Expansion Project of the Engineering Faculty of Thammasat University in order to make its implementation smooth and effective.

b. Period

March 1994 to March 2001

c. Contents of the Cooperation (Achievements)

Dispatch of National Committee Members: Vice President Kazuo Tsutsumi, Prof. Yoshiaki Onuma

Cooperation with the Japan-Indonesia Science and Technology Forum

Cooperation with the Institut Teknologi Bandung Reform Support Project

a. Outline

Using an OECF loan, the Indonesian Government will reform the Institut Teknologi Bandung to raise the level of education to an international level. The Institut Teknologi Bandung and the Indonesian Government requested the Japan-Indonesia Science & Technology Forum (JIF) to draw up a reform plan.

b. Period

2 years from 1998 to 1999

c. Our University Cooperation (Achievements)

Dispatch of our staff as JIF ITB Committee Members: Vice President Kazuo Tsutsumi, Prof. Hiroomi Homma

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