Latin America: 3 Universities Cooperating for The Re-Inventing Japan Project Held "Study Abroad Achievements Report Meeting" on April 26th

May 18, 2016

On 26th of April 2016 (Tue), TUFS, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) and University of Electro-Communications (UEC) who are conducting “A Co-Creative Education Program of Humanities and Sciences to Solve Global Issues Confronting Japan and Latin America (La-CEP)” held a joint “Study Abroad Achievements Report Meeting” for students who studied abroad short term in Latin America at Partner Universities through the aforementioned program.

Students from the 3 universities as part of their pre-departure education were paired up with Mexican students and underwent language training, a scientific literacy course and a problem solving workshop. Whilst exchanging with students from different fields of expertise, the students shared tasks on Latin America. The students set off with a clear sense of purpose that goes beyond the study of language.

Vice-President Tsutsumi of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology during his opening remarks spoke of his expectations of the students, after which Executive Director of TUFS, Prof. Iwasaki explained through an overview of the work. At the study abroad achievements announcement, TUFS student`s presented survey results regarding education and infrastructure whilst TUAT and UEC student`s presented their own investigation findings, research in their perspective specialized fields and original ideas. As a review, Associate Prof. Yoichi Tajima of TUFS gave comments of the report contents. As closing remarks, Vice-President Nakano of UEC spoke of his expectations of the even greater development of this program and the meeting concluded with a lively atmosphere.

At the announcement meeting over 30 students from all 3 universities participated and amongst the deepening of cultural exchange a lively question and answer session took place.

This program is based on the actual results of the education research exchange conducted by the 3 universities through their cooperation and by making use of their individual expertise, they are aiming to nurture talented minds in the humanities and science fields who can tackle the global scale problems in Latin America.

Opening remarks from Vice President Tsutsumi of TUAT

Project overview explanation given by Executive Director Iwasaki of TUFS

Student reporting survey contents from year abroad destination (Mexico)