From 2 July through 9 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 an online summer program, "International Human Resource Development for Construction of Disaster-Resilient Countries (DRC)", with support from Kyoto University provided under the Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program.
Participants included 24 students from eight Asian institutions: the Asian Institute of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, and Kasetsart University in Thailand; Vietnam National University, Hanoi; Gadjah Mada University and Brawijaya University in Indonesia; the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan; and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia. Joining them from Japan were 16 graduate students, 14 from Kyoto University and two from Kansai University, the latter participating as special auditors.
Following a month-long pre-program, comprised of on-demand lectures and group discussions, the core program began on 2 August with an orientation and a lecture on Japanese culture, featuring an English rakugo performance. The program from 3 to 9 August consisted mainly of online lectures, delivered by faculty from the KyotoU Graduate School of Engineering and its ASEAN partner institutions. In addition, the students took part in group work on 6 August and a workshop on 9 August, where they delivered joint presentations on disaster resilience of Southeast Asian countries.