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International Human Resource Development for Construction of Disaster Resilient Countries (2-12 August 2017)


12 Sep 2017



      From 2 through 12 August, two departments of the Graduate School of Engineering -- the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering and the Department of Urban Management -- jointly hosted a summer program, "International Human Resource Development for Construction of Disaster-Resilient Countries (DRC)". The program hosted 39 students from six institutions and focused on "Disaster and Health Risk Management for Liveable Cities", and was organized under the Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program with support from Kyoto University.

      Eight overseas institutions -- the Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, and Kasetsart University in Thailand; Vietnam National University Hanoi; Mandalay Technological University and Yangon Technological University in Myanmar; Brawijaya University in Indonesia; and the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan -- were represented by 23 participants, who were joined by 12 students from Kyoto University and four auditors from Kansai University.

      Day one consisted of an orientation, a lecture on Japanese culture featuring an English rakugo performance, and a welcome party. From 3 through 10 August, lectures were delivered by faculty from the KU Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, and other institutions. 3 August was devoted to an internship program conducted by Newjec Inc, while 8th featured a site visit to Amagase Dam, where the participants learned about measures to control floods under a changing climate.

      The students also took part in group work, discussing and presenting on what they had learned through the DRC program.

      The 11-day program concluded with a final examination for all participants.

      Learning about Japanese culture through rakugo

      Internship at Newjec Inc

      Lecture scene

      At Amagase Dam in Uji, Kyoto

      Group work

      At the orientation

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