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Japan Educational Seminar was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand on 16th September. This was the second time that the Seminar was held in Thailand. The first Seminar was in 2011 at the Chulalongkorn University. This year, the “Japan Educational Seminar by the Universities under the Global 30” was held at the same venue as the JASSO’s (Japan Student Services Organization) Japan Educational Fair (Thailand) for the first time.
The Seminar turned out to be a great success, with 729 people visiting the “Global 30” zone. The participating universities promoted studying in Japan to the participants by explain the universities’ characteristics and the opportunities of studying in a degree program conducted in English.
The individual consultation booths were packed with participants wanting to ask questions to the faculty members. There were questions in a wide variety of fields such as, engineering, biological science, medical science, liberal arts, management and MBA. Similarly, scholarship was a very popular question. Each university explained about their own scholarship systems as well as the Japanese Government （Monbukagakusho:MEXT）Scholarship.
At the beginning of the Seminar, Masashi Haneda, Vice President of the University of Tokyo gave a welcome remark to the participants in a separate presentation room for the “Global 30” zone which was followed by the faculty and staff members from the participating universities giving sample lectures and presentations to the participants. The sample lectures were very active with many participants asking questions to the presenters.
After the Seminar, a reception was held by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr. Seiji Kojima. The university faculty and staff members met Thai government officials and high school students who will start their study in Japan from October funded by the Thai government.
Besides the Seminar on the 16th, the faculty and staff members of the universities under the “Global 30” Project visited 3 prestigious high schools in Bangkok, Assumption College, Triam Udom Suksa School and Mahidol Wittayanusorn School. They gave presentations on degree programs conducted in English to the career guidance counselors and students, and also had individual consultations for students to answer questions on admissions.
The universities under the “Global 30” Project will continue to work together to welcome Thai students who we hope will become the bridge between Thailand and Japan in the future.
» 1. Objective
The Japan Educational Seminar will be held in Bangkok to introduce degree programs conducted in English to prospective students.
In order to attract more international students to Japan, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) launched the “Global 30″ Project and has selected 13 universities to be part of this project. Under the Project, students can obtain degrees from prestigious Japanese universities by taking academic programs conducted in English, both in undergraduate and graduate levels.
These selected universities aim to nurture internationally competent individuals by creating an academic environment where overseas and Japanese students can learn from one another and build lasting bonds that will propel them into the international scene.
Note: The universities under the “Global 30″ Project are as follows: Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University (13 universities total).
» 2. Date, Venue and Program
|Sunday, 16 September, 2012
|Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
|One-to-One Session, Presentations on Universities and Lecture Demonstration|
Japan Educational Seminar by the universities under the Global 30 will take place at the same venue as JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization)’s Japan Educational Fair (Thailand)
In order to enter the Global 30 zone, you must register online prior to the event.
» 3. Eligibility
- Prospective undergraduate and graduate students with proficiency in English
- Parents and teachers
- Prior Registration
» 4. Program
The universities will briefly explain such education systems as academic programs, admission procedures.
You can download the Presentation Schedule HERE
(2) One-on-one session
Representatives from the universities will be available for any questions that each student may have. Students are welcome to speak with them regarding admission procedures, scholarships, and advantages of studying in Japan.
|Time||○Presentation ◎Sample Lecture|
|10:15 - 10:30||Introduction to the “Global 30 Project”|
|10:30 - 10:55||○Professor Hiroyuki FURUTA, “Kyushu University at a Glance”||Kyushu University|
|11:00 - 11:25||○Deputy Director, International College ; Professor Yoshinobu ONISHI,
“A Brief Introduction to Osaka University”
|11:30 - 11:55||○Senior Admissions Officer, Matthew WORTLEY,
“Opportunities for study at Ritsumeikan University”
|12:00 - 12:25||○Professor Andreas NEEF and Associate Professor Mamoru KANZAKI,
“A brief introduction of Kyoto University and G30 programs”
|12:30 - 12:55||○Associate Professor Andrew STAPLES,
“Global 30 Courses at Doshisha University”
|13:00 - 13:25||◎Designated Associate Professor Joyce Abad CARTAGENA,
“Genetically modified foods: To eat or not to eat”
|13:30 – 13:55||○Administrative Staff, International Admissions Office, Yoichi NAKANO,
“Overview of Waseda University”
|14:00 - 14:25||○PEAK Undergraduate Admissions Office・Deputy Director, Associate Professor Yujin YAGUCHI, “PEAK at the University of Tokyo”
◎Professor Takashi MINO, “”Sustainability as a key concept to design future society”
|The University of Tokyo|
|14:30 - 14:55||○Professor Masahiro YOKOTA,
“Introduction of Meiji University”
|15:00 - 15:25||○◎Associate Professor Nakao NOMURA,
“Introduction of International Program and Research Activities in University of Tsukuba”
|University of Tsukuba|
|15:30 - 15:55||○Professor, Naoaki Yamanaka,
“Introduction of Keio University”
|16:00 - 16:25||○Associate Professor Hirokazu MORIYA,
“Introduction to Tohoku University”
» 5. Participating Universities
Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University、Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University
Information brochures for following university will also be available during the event: Sophia University, Chiba University, International Christian University
» 6. Further Inquiries
Contact: The University of Tokyo (Secretariat for the “Global 30″ Project)
» 7. Registration
Registration is now closed.