"Virtual International Graduate Student Seminar on Sustainable Development in Asia and the World" held by the Graduate School of Economics (28 February – 12 March 2022)

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From 28 February to 12 March 2022, the Graduate School of Economics welcomed seventeen graduate students from four partner institutions — Thammasat University (Faculty of Economics, Institute of Area Studies, and Faculty of Political Science), Kasetsart University (Faculty of Economics), and Chiang Mai University (Faculty of Economics), Thailand, and Gadjah Mada University (Faculty of Economics and Business), Indonesia — for a two-week online program, “KYOTO Winter School 2022: Virtual International Graduate Student Seminar on Sustainable Development in Asia and the World”, organized under the Kyoto University Wild & Wise Collaborative Learning Program.

Participants attended lectures by faculty from the Graduate School of Economics and by distinguished scholars from the partner universities, and actively engaged in discussions with students from the host school's East Asia Programme, deepening their understanding of economic development and sustainability in the Asian context.

Halfway into the program, there was a cultural exchange event where participants shared videos and photos highlighting various aspects of their countries, including city landscapes, culturally significant sites, festivals, and food.

The final day featured an international graduate student workshop, which received a highly positive response from the participants and concluded on a high note.

The students from both the host and partner institutions came away from the program with greater mutual understanding and respect, built on the knowledge and experiences that they had gained through the wide variety of activities offered.

Program-Specific Assistant Professor Mai Kobayashi from the Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research delivering a lecture
Some of the participants in the Graduate Student Workshop

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