The Kickoff Symposium entitled "FY2015 Re-Inventing Japan Project (Latin America): A Co-Creative Education Program of Humanities and Sciences between TUFS, TUAT, and UEC" Held on February 19th
March 17, 2016
On the 19th of February 2016 (Fri), The Kickoff Symposium entitled “FY2015 Re-Inventing Japan Project (Latin America): A Co-Creative Education Program of Humanities and Sciences between Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC)” was held in the Prometheus Hall at TUFS.
Continuing after President Tateishi gave the Organizers address, Deputy-Director of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Higher Education Bureau), Mr. Yasuki Masao and Presidents of Foreign Partner Universities spoke about their expectations for this enterprise. Following this, Vice-President Iwasaki went on to give an explanation regarding this enterprise and the combined aims of the three universities involved.
During the following panel discussion titled “Expectations from this program” there was a lively exchange of opinions from external experts.
After the ending address from President Matsunaga of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, a percussion instrument performance was held from the Brazilian research team of TUFS, a traditional Japanese instrumental performance performed by the Chikutoukai of TUAT and a dance performance carried out by the competitive dance team of UEC.
Starting from this academic year, the project is due to last for 5 years collaborating with 3 universities and through the exchange project between Latin American countries and Japan, we are aiming to train experienced global people of talent.
The remainder of the photos can be seen here
Date and Time: 19th February 2016 (Fri) 14:00 to 18:00 (Doors open at 13:30)
◆Location: TUFS Agora Global Prometheus Hall
14:00 to 14:10 Event Sponsor`s address TUFS School President Tateishi Hirotaka
14:10 to 15:10 Greetings from Visitors
・Deputy-Director of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Higher Education Bureau), Mr. Yasuki Masao
・University of Campinias (Brazil) International Exchange Office Adviser Prof. Celso Kazuyuki Morooka
・Chapingo Autonomous University (Mexico) School President Jose Sergio Barrales Dominguez
・University of Guanajuato (Mexico) Social Sciences and Humanities Department Vice-Dean Carlos Armando Preciado de Alba
・National Polytechnic Institute (Mexico) Mr. Hugo Necoechea Mondragon
・National University of La Plata (Argentina) Humanities and Education Department Prof. Maria Cecilia Onaha
15:10 to 15:40 Project Explanation given by TUFS Executive-Director and Vice-President Minoru Iwasaki
15:55 to 17:25 Panel Discussion “Expectations from this program”
・Mr. Hideto Matsumoto, Director, Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
・Seisen University President Akira Sugiyama
・Japanese-Brazilian Central Association Executive Director Hitoshi Kishiwada
・Tokyo Institute of Technology Auditor Dr. Kazumasa Enami
17:25 to 17:30 Closing Address Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology President Tadashi Matsunaga
17:30 to 18:00 Entertainment
・Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Chikutoukai Group (Traditional Japanese instrument performance)
・TUFS Brazil Research Group (Percussion instrument performance)
・University of Electro-Communications Competitive Dance Group (Cha-Cha, Samba and Rumba performance)
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