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Report: JENESYS2.0 Australian Students visited UEC

June 30, 2014

29 Australian students visited UEC on June 18th, 2014, under the JENESYS 2.0 programme promoted by Japanese government. JENESYS 2.0 is the youth intercommunication program that aims toward the revitalization of the Japanese economy by promoting potential interests towards Japan, increasing visitors to Japan, and at the same time, promoting global understanding on Japan’s strengths and attractions as well as Japanese values.

At the beginning, an introductory presentation about UEC was given by Professor Nobuo Hamano of UEC Research Promotion Center. Many students actively asked him a variety of questions concerning research activities and education system at UEC. The delegate then visited the “Innovation Research Center for Fuel Cells” and first they watched the demonstration of fuel cells given by members of the research center, followed by a short lecture by Professor Yasuhiro Iwasawa, head of the research center, under the title of “XAFS beam line for the real time observation of catalytic reaction dynamics of fuel cells (also known as “Spring-8 UEC annex)” This beam line is constructed within the Spring-8(Super Photon ring-8GeV) facility located in Harima Science Garden City, Hyogo. Students listened intently the lecture.

29 students were divided into 2 groups. Each group visited Professor Yokoi’s laboratory in Depart. of Mechanical Engineering and intelligent Systems and Professor Fujii’s Laboratory in the Advanced Wireless Communication Research Center by turns. Many lab.members in the Yokoi lab.welcomed visiting groups, and then they presented their research works to the visitors. Australian students seemed to be curious and interested in the muscle stimulation devices and myoelectric hands to restore the motor capacity of disabled people. At Professor Fujii’s lab, with the help of the Professor, its international students introduced their research activities on Cognitive Radio system. Also visitors and international students exchanged frank opinions about their research works and daily life in Japan.

In concluding their visit, a warm appreciation was expressed by a representative student, then the delegate headed to the next destination.

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