Forty six Asian high school students along with seven teachers visited Kyushu University, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The delegation was from the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of India and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, under the Japan-Asian Youth Exchange Program in Science (the Sakura Exchange Program in Science; http://ssp.jst.go.jp/EN/index.html), held by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) in Tokyo.
The Sakura Exchange Program in Science is designed to facilitate youth exchange between Japanese and Asian students by offering chances for visits Japan in the field of science and technology. The program aims to raise the interest of Asian youth towards Japanese science and technology, contributing to the advancement of science and technology in Asia.
This program kicked off with welcome speech by Vice President Prof. Koichiro Watanabe and Introduction of Kyushu University, followed by two special lectures by Associate Prof. Tatsuya Wakeyama of Q-PIT(Kyushu University Platform of Inter / Transdisciplinary Energy Research) with the theme of “Geothermal Energy and Renewable Energy in Future” and by Associate Prof. Hai-Wen Li of Q-PIT with the theme of “Hydrogen Energy”.
After enjoying the joint lunch with international students in Kyushu University from Cambodia, India and Myanmar, the delegation joined Campus Facilities Tour. They had a chance to experience the cutting-edge researches in Kyushu University by visiting International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy and Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA).
International Affairs Department
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