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Glocal Spring School Program 2019 in Tokyo Tech

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A 3-day intensive training program in problem solving and creative idea to solve world-scale problems for approximately 40 graduate school students (from doctoral, master's degree program and professional master's degree program), international exchange students and individual workers, with different academic or professional background.

"Glocal" is new internationalization viewpoint that develops an excellent technology and idea from a local scale to a global scale.

This program, titled "Design for Humanity," focuses on how to materialize closeness to person and how to develop an individual's invention to worldwide innovation.

Participating graduate students from doctoral and master's programs in mixed group, through discussions, activities, modeling, and poster presentation, can acquire the ability of leadership, interdisciplinary knowledge, and communication, not only to lead a team as a researcher or an entrepreneur but also to create a collaboration, to establish networks with researchers in other specialties and to understand the extraprofessional knowledge and a new viewpoint by cultural exchange.

On the final day, each team will participate in poster presentation. Teams with reasonable proposals will receive an award.

Date
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Venue
1F, North Bldg. 3 (Environmental Energy Innovation Building), Ookayama North Area, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Quorum
Approximately 40 persons
Language
English
Eligibility

Who can participate for the 3 days from morning to afternoon.

Graduate Student (Master's Program, Professional Master's Degree Program, and Doctoral Program), Research Student*, Special Auditing Student*, International Exchange Student*

*
About detail, see the Application Guide
Application Deadline
Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Before 17:00.
*Deadline date may be extended if we have vacant seats
Application Method
Credit

(one credit of Liberal Arts Courses)

LAH.C620: Path-breaking Liberal Arts Courses Y2, (for students in doctoral program)

LAH.A542: Glocal Japan Y2, (for students in master's degree program and professional master's degree program)

Schedule

*
Contents each day may change.
Sunday, March 3
Opening Remarks, General Instruction, Division in Groups, Special Lecture
Monday, March 4
Group Work, Research Ethics Workshop, Team Activity
Tuesday, March 5
Workshop, Preparation, Final Presentation, Award for Team, General Remarks, Closing Ceremony, Certification

Special lecturers

Sunday, March 3

Keisuke SHIMAKAGE

Lecture: Keisuke SHIMAKAGE

OTON Glass Inc. CEO (Sight Extension Device producer)

Entrepreneur, Researcher, Designer

Assistant Professor, Tsukuba University (Yoichi Ochiai Labo.)

JST CREST xDiversity,

Doctoral Course KeioUniversity

Specialty: Design Research, Inclusive Design, Speculative Design, Fab, HCI.

Monday, March 5

Nobumichi TOSA

Workshop: Nobumichi TOSA
(MAYWA DENKI, Art Unit Producer)

MAYWA-DENKI: The art unit produced by Nobumichi Tosa.

Their work-uniform is blue; it is a type of the small businesses that supported high economic growth in Japan. It refers to a job as a "product" and as live "product demonstration," develops various "Nonsense-Machines" and organizes live shows and exhibitions both in Japan and overseas.

It produced an electronic musical instrument in the form of the note "OTAMA Tone."

In January 2016, it successfully organized the first large-scale exhibition at the museum McaM in Shanghai, China. In 2018, it completed 25 years since its debut; exhibitions had also been organized in Ooita and Nagasaki.

Guests & Referees

  • Tetsuya MIZUMOTO,  Executive Vice President for Education
    Tetsuya MIZUMOTO,
    Executive Vice President for Education
  • Junichi IMURA, Vice President for Teaching and Learning
    Junichi IMURA,
    Vice President for Teaching and Learning
  • Hidetoshi SEKIGUCHI, Vice President for International Affairs
    Hidetoshi SEKIGUCHI,
    Vice President for International Affairs

Glocal Spring School Program 2019 in Tokyo Tech Poster

Glocal Spring School Program 2019 in Tokyo Tech Poster

Institute for Liberal Arts

Institute for Liberal Arts
—Connecting Science and Technology with Society—

Information on Institute for Liberal Arts inaugurated in April 2016

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Contact

Institute for Liberal Arts, The Liberal Arts Courses Office Desk

Email bunkei@jim.titech.ac.jp

Update : January 29, 2019

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