CAMPUS Asia International Evaluation Panel
Published: December 22, 2015
On December 5, Tokyo Tech hosted on its Ookayama Campus an international panel to evaluate the TKT CAMPUS Asia Program.
This year's evaluation panel consisted of the following members:
- Professor Delin Qu, Tsinghua University
- Professor Toshio Nakamura, Stony Brook University
- Professor Shinnosuke Obi, Keio University
- Professor Hiroshi Mizuta, University of Southampton / Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
- Dr. Hyunkwon Ha, CEO, Furuya Metal Korea Co., Ltd.
(from left) Nakamura, Qu, Obi, Mizuta, Ha
TKT CAMPUS Asia is a student exchange program between Tokyo Tech, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Korea, and Tsinghua University in China. It is supported by the "Re-Inventing Japan Project" of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The panel has been held every year since 2013, and with this being the project's final year, project leaders from partner universities also participated and shared presentations on their respective achievements through the CAMPUS Asia Program.
Consortium project leaders:
- Professor Jung Kim, KAIST
- Professor Xin-Hui Xing, Tsinghua University
- Professor Masahiko Hara, Tokyo Tech
(from left) Xing, Kim, Hara
After the presentations, panel members and project leaders discussed best practices and exchanged ideas regarding improvements for future programs. During the wrap-up, evaluation panel members offered the following advice.
- A trilateral program among the three countries has significance and should be continued in some form even after the current project is concluded.
- For a program aiming to achieve concrete results in the lab, it is important both to clarify the value of participating in the program, such as the possibility of publishing a paper, and to provide more complete information about each lab's activities on the website.
- A sustainable program that will appeal to students even if they must pay participation fees should be created.
- It may be effective to separate the activities of undergraduates and graduates.
- Tokyo Tech should actively promote programs like this to companies with which it has strong relationships.