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Fifteen Students from Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea Visit TUS through JST's Sakura Science Plan
With the support of the Japan-Asian Youth Exchange Program in Science ("Sakura Science Plan") operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), a total of fifteen students from three universities (five students from National University of Civil Engineering in Vietnam, five students from Central Police University in Taiwan and five students from Hoseo University in Korea; of these, ten were graduate students and five were undergraduates) were invited to visit the Tokyo University of Science Center for Fire Science and Technology from November 22 to 28, 2017 in order to take part in the following activities aimed at fostering effective and deeper scientific and technological exchange between the youth of Asian and Japan in line with the goals of the Sakura Science Plan.
November 23 (Thursday): Participation in, and poster presentation at, the 6th FORUM for Advanced Fire Education/Research in Asia (2017) (Agnes Hotel (Kagurazaka))
November 24 (Friday): Technical tour (National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Japan Fire Equipment Inspection Institute (Chofu City)) of Japan's national fire and disaster prevention scientific and engineering research facility and fire safety equipment inspection facility to learn firsthand about fire science and engineering.
November 25 (Saturday): Simulated experiments, training and an intensive course with graduate students from the Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology (Experimental Facility of the Center for Fire Science and Technology (Noda))
November 26-27 (Sunday, Monday): Opportunity to experience Japanese natural science and traditional techniques (tour of the Hakone GeoMuseum and Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History)
Both the students of the Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology and the invited overseas students felt that this visit was extremely fruitful experience which succeeded in fostering effective and deeper scientific and technological exchange between the youth of Asian and Japan. TUS is truly grateful to the JST Sakura Science Plan for making exchange opportunities such as these possible.
Discussion during the poster presentations
Questions and answers about smoke detectors at the Japan Fire Equipment Inspection Institute
Touring the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History