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Eleven Students and Faculty from the Xi'an Jiaotong University Visit TUS to Participate in an Exchange Program as Part of the JST-led Sakura Science Plan
From August 26th until September 1st, students and faculty from Xi'an Jiaotong University participated in an exchange program hosted by TUS with the assistance of the JST-led Sakura Science Plan. The aim of this exchange program was to teach participants about Japan and Japanese culture, while also providing the opportunity to conduct research alongside TUS students and faculty. In terms of cultural exposure, participants attended lectures on Japanese culture, as well as learned first-hand about Japanese music (shamisen performance), tea ceremony, archery and traditional cuisine. Every day was filled with active learning incorporating all five senses.
A three day program focused on exchange and interaction with TUS students was planned for the participants and featured such activities as laboratory internships in the Faculty of Science and Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering, report presentations and group activities in Tokyo. A key aim of the program was to utilize collaboration and mutual learning with TUS students to cultivate a broader, international mindset among the young people of both countries. TUS is grateful to JST for making exchange opportunities such as these possible.
Below are some of the impressions and reflections contributed by the student participants.
Group photo in front of the Faculty of Science and Technology
on the TUS Noda Campus. The ten Xi'an Jiaotong University students
and one faculty are pictured together with their Japanese hosts
and fellow TUS students.
During an internship in the Okada Laboratory of the Faculty
of Science and Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Students receive instruction from a graduate student.
During an internship in the Takemura Laboratory. Students partook
in virtual reality research.
Members of the TUS Kyudo Club helped Xi'an Jiaotong University
students experience Japanese archery. The first time is always difficult...