The 10th International Summer School in Biosphere Science was held from July 26 to August 1, 2017, aiming to share up-to-date scientific knowledge and techniques in the biosphere sciences with students and young academic staffs from MOU universities and partner universities of our graduate school.
This year, a total of 11 students or young academic staffs joined from Pukyong National University (South Korea), Chonnam National University (South Korea), Tunghai University (Taiwan), Airlangga University (Indonesia), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), Nong Lam University (Viet Nam), Khon Kean University (Thailand), University of the Philippines Visayas (Philippines), Visayas State University (Philippines) and University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka).
On the morning of the first day, July 26, a welcome ceremony was conducted after the orientation. The ceremony had 36 participants including Dr. Jou-Hsuan Ho from Tunghai University in Taiwan as a guest.
In the afternoon, they visited some laboratories of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science and professors introduced their research.
After visiting laboratories, an international exchange reception party hosted by HU students was held. The participants made a presentation regarding their countries and universities at the party and promoted international friendship with HU students.
Visiting laboratories of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science
International exchange reception party
For the following two days, they selected and joined one of the scientific program works (Fisheries and Marine Biology, Animal Science, Food Chemistry and Nutrition, Applied Molecular Biology), learning and experiencing cutting-edge knowledge and techniques in related scientific fields with the help of Japanese student assistants.
Fisheries and Marine Biology Program
Animal Science Program
Food Chemistry and Nutrition Program
Applied Molecular Biology Program
On July 29, a study tour to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hiroshima Prefecture (Atomic-bomb dome in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Itsukushima shrine in Miyajima Island) was conducted to learn about Hiroshima’s elegant and tough history.
Atomic Bomb Dome in Peace Memorial Park
Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island
On July 31, study tour to Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd in Hiroshima City was conducted.
Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd is the top company manufacturing and selling of sauce used for Japanese traditional food ‘Okonomiyaki’. They visited the sauce factory and observed the most advanced technology for sauce production. Then, they had an experience of Okonomiyaki making at this special facility in the Wood Egg Okonomiyaki Building. They enjoyed Hiroshima's local dish very much.
Otafuku Sauce Co., Ltd
On the final day, August 1, they visited Stake Corporation in Higashi-Hiroshima City, which is a leading company for manufacturing grain processing machineries, and observed the most advanced technology for their production.
In the afternoon, the information session was organized to provide admission information. In the session, two international students of our graduate school and a researcher of Hiroshima University talked about their experience of studying and campus life at Hiroshima University.
After the information session, a farewell ceremony was conducted, and a certification was handed to the participants by the Dean.
Finally, the summer school was closed by the Farewell Party at the modern university cafeteria "la place" and the participants left Japan for their country with lots of memories at Hiroshima University.
< Comments by the summer school participants >
*This summer school is a good opportunity for me to get information about Hiroshima University. Thank you for inviting me here. At the first time, I thought it would be hard to follow the program because I am not a talkative person. But by all the event arranged in this program, I could get a lot of experiences and make friends with all the participants and Japanese students. (Indonesia)
*The program was really great. We got information not only from the class but also from the field trip. Hiroshima University created a great program for summer. I also got so many new friends and it will be unforgettable moment for me. (Indonesia)
*Everything is really good for me. I am so thankful and glad to be a participant of the 10th international summer school. This summer school provides many good experiences and memories to all participants. I hope I will have an opportunity to participate in Hiroshima University. (Thailand)
*I really enjoy this summer school. It is a lifetime memory/experience of mine. This is a life changing opportunity for me to further widen my horizon to the field of my specialization. All of activities were very fun, memorable and added more to our individual experiences. Thanks, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. Hopefully, I will have my doctoral study here in God’s perfect time in the near future. (Philippines)
*I was scared when nearing the departure for the program as I wasn’t very much ready for this. However, even before the program started, the information provided was very helpful and you have always provided the guidance to me to make this program a success. So I thank you. Also from the moment I arrive at Hiroshima University to the moment I depart, the help and guidance you have provided was excellent and I really felt as I’m at home. I am very happy to join such program and I am very much interested in studying at Hiroshima University and hoping the staff and the university to conduct programs like this in the future as well. (Sri Lanka)