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Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS 2014


Published: November 21, 2014

Sixteen Tokyo Tech students visited Hanoi, Vietnam for the Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS 2014 (Tokyo Tech-Asia Young Scientist and Engineer Advanced Study) program from September 7 to 17.

To learn more about Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS, please visit this website.

Outline of Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS 2014

Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS visited Vietnam for the first time since JAYSES (the predecessor of Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS) 2010. This year, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) fully supported the program as the host university.

In Vietnam, along with 19 more students from the Southeast Asian partner universities, the group visited HUST, several Vietnamese and Japanese companies and a JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project. At the end of each day, they shared in groups what they had learned during the visits and were given topics to discuss. On the last day, final presentations were given based on those discussions. Between the company visits, they enjoyed sightseeing in Hanoi and its surroundings, and had a cultural exchange day to learn about each other's countries and deepen their friendship irrespective of nationality, culture or religion.

Although the trip was only 11 days, the students were greatly inspired by the lively city and their overseas counterparts. Thanks to this valuable experience, each of them found new challenges to face and returned to Japan with a fresh determination to study.

Opening Ceremony at HUST Opening Ceremony at HUST

Company Visit
Company Visit

Company Visit

Final presentation
Final presentation

Final presentation

Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS 2014 Schedule

June - July
Preparatory studies
(lectures by professors in English, lecture on Vietnamese language and culture, visit to Nissan Yokohama plant, and pre-trip presentation)
Summer Holiday
Self-study session by participants
Sept. 7 (Sun)
Arrival in Vietnam, ice breaking session
Sept. 8 (Mon)
Opening ceremony and campus tour of Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Sept. 9 (Tue)
National University of Civil Engineering
F-Ville (IT company)
Sept. 10 (Wed)
DENSO Vietnam
Thang Long Industrial Park
Vietnam HTMP Mechanical Company
Sept. 11 (Thu)
Viglacera Ceramic
TOYOTA Vietnam
Sept. 12 (Fri)
JICA project (Establishment of Carbon-Cycle-System with Natural Rubber)
Sept. 13 (Sat)
Ha Long Bay
Sept. 14 (Sun)
Sightseeing in Hanoi City
Sept. 15 (Mon)
Cultural exchange
Sept. 16 (Tue)
Final presentation at HUST, closing ceremony
Sept. 17 (Wed)
Return to Japan
Oct. 20 (Mon)
Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech, closing party

Participating Universities

Participating students

Vietnam: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Indonesia
Philippines: University of the Philippines, Diliman

Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech

The final presentation session at Tokyo Tech was held on October 20 to wrap up the program. The participants from Tokyo Tech gave a presentation based on the one performed in Hanoi, which provided an overview of their entire experience. After the presentations, Prof. Toshio Maruyama, Executive Vice President for Education and International Affairs, presented each of the students with a certificate.

  • Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech
  • Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech
  • Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech

Final Presentation Session at Tokyo Tech

The final presentation session was followed by a closing party. The students and staffs of Tokyo Tech-AYSEAS had a wonderful evening discussing what they had learned and how they had developed through the program.

Closing party

Further information
International Activities Group, International Affairs Division, International Affairs Department
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