Kobe University Engineering Summer School 2019 held

  • August 1, 2019
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  • Keywords: Info, Natural sciences, Engineering


The Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering held the Kobe University Engineering Summer School 2019 from 17 to 23 July 2019. This summer school was attended by 34 international students from 13 partner universities of the Faculty and Graduate School of Engineering: National Taiwan University (Taiwan), National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), Hanyang University (South Korea), Zhengzhou University (China), Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (Thailand), Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Nottingham Malaysia (Malaysia), Syiah Kuala University (Indonesia), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), Aix-Marseille University (France), INSA Lyon (France), and Toulouse INP (France). Undergraduate students registered in the Kobe Global Challenge Program and Master’s students registered in Global Data Scientist (SDGs) Development Program also joined this program.


Under the theme of this year’s summer school “Feel the sea breeze and technologies of Kobe”, the program was organized into lectures from the professors of the Graduate School of Engineering and study visits to companies and institutions related to engineering fields.



Day 1   

Morning : Lecture on Architecture

                 (Introduction to Department of Architecture and lecture on information monitoring on building structures)

Afternoon: visit to Lab of Environmental Acoustics and the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Memorial Museum


Day 2

Morning: Lecture and Lab Tour on Civil Engineering

(Introduction to Department of Civil Engineering and Lab tour: Disaster-prevention Engineering for River Basin Lab and Structural Concrete Mechanics Lab)

Afternoon: Lecture and Lab Tour on Electrical and Electronic Engineering

(Introduction to Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, lecture on Wearable Computing and Lab tour: Lab 1. Cybersecurity and cryptographic applications towards trustable network, Lab 2. Experimental simulator of fusion direct power generation, Lab 3. Introduction to nanomaterials, Lab 4. Wearable and ubiquitous systems and applications)

Day 3  

Morning: Lectures and Lab Tour on Mechanical Engineering

(Introduction to Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lectures: “Introduction to Multiphase Flow” and “Research of Nondestructive Testing at Kobe University” and “Japan, a Country of Machine Tools”, Lab Tour to Advanced Fluid Engineering Lab, Structural Safety Evaluation Lab, and Advanced Manufacturing Systems Lab)

Afternoon: Factory Tour at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd


Day 4 

Whole day: Visit to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited (lectures on maintenance of concrete bridges, state of the art in long span bridges, nondestructive testing technologies and anticorrosion technologies, tower top tour, visit to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Exhibition Center)

Day 5 

Morning : Lectures and Lab Tour on Chemical Science and Engineering

 (Introduction to Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, visit to Lab of Membrane Engineering and Lab of Bio Production Engineering)

Afternoon: Visit to KNC Laboratories Co., Ltd.

After this one-week program, all participants received a certificate of program completion from Professor Naoto Ohmura, Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering. 


On the last day of the summer school, there were many positive comments from the participants such as

“It was a really good opportunity to learn about current research activities in Kobe University and also to know more about Japanese technologies”, “I will apply for an exchange program to come back to Kobe University” and “I would like to continue my studies in the Master’s program in Kobe University”.

                                         (Graduate School of Engineering)