Visit from high school students through the SAKURA Exchange Program in Science
- April 25, 2018
- Keywords: International relations, Students, Natural sciences
On April 17, 49 students and teachers from Malaysia, Thailand, and India paid a visit to Kobe University through the “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science). The SAKURA Exchange Program in Science aims to raise interest levels among Asian youths with regards to the leading Japanese science and technology at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies.
The students visited the Integrated Research Center (Organization for Advanced and Integrated Research) and RIKEN on a field trip organized by six natural science graduate schools within Kobe University. After a lunch meeting consisting of a brief introduction to Kobe University and an exchange meeting with international students, they observed the laboratory of the Bio-refinery Research Project at the Integrated Research Center, and the K computer at the Center for Computational Science, RIKEN. This was followed by a 3D visualization experience presented by the Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering at the Integrated Research Center.
We hope this visit will create opportunities for further exchange with Asia, and increase interest in our university among young Asian students.
(International Affairs Planning Division)