Short-Term Intern Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science (1 July 2017 – 31 March 2018)

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From 1 July 2017 through 31 March 2018, the Primate Research Institute (PRI), in collaboration with the Wildlife Research Center (WRC), conducted a Short-Term Intern Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science as part of Kyoto University's Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program.

Six international students participated in the program to study alongside their Japanese peers to experience cutting-edge primatology and wildlife research. Training covered fields ranging from comparative cognitive science, behavioral science, neuroscience, to morphology.

The interns also attended the Comparative Wildlife Research Workshop, presented by PRI's Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology as an opportunity to practice communicating science in English. The experience of discussing a wide range of scientific topics in a cross-cultural setting helped all participants hone their international communication skills.

In addition, the students took an overnight tour of Kyoto to experience the city's rich cultural heritage. The first day included lectures by two WRC professors, and the second featured a Zen meditation class at the Taizo-in Buddhist temple.

Lecture at WRC

Touring a temple after a Zen meditation class

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