(December 4, 2023) 1st HIRAKU-Global International Trip Seminar

1st HIRAKU-Global
International Trip Seminar

【Date & time held】      December 4 (Monday), 2023   9:30 – 11:00

【Event method】      Online (Zoom)

【Number of participants】 22

 Dr. IMAI Hiroyuki     Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University
 Dr. INAGAKI Mai     Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University
 Dr. INOUE Sayako   Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University

On December 4, 2023, the HIRAKU-Global Program held its first ever International Trip Seminar. 
This event, which was open to all the HIRAKU-Global Researchers (HGRs), provided them with the opportunity to share their personal experiences in relation to their international research trips in an open and frank manner.

Given each HGR is actively pursuing international research exchanges, this seminar offered the chance for them to discuss various points. These include: how they first established contact with their overseas researcher counterparts, how was an agreement reached upon for the research exchange, how did they find the whole research exchange experience, how was the daily life experience, etc. The main overarching goal was to inform and inspire their peers for their own international trips.

For the first seminar, Dr. IMAI from the 1st Cohort of HGRs presented upon his trip to Australia, Dr. INAGAKI from the 2nd Cohort presented upon her trips to Canada and Sweden, and Dr. INOUE from the 3rd Cohort presented upon her trip to France. After each presentation, lively discussions were held regarding the HGRs' experiences.

At the conclusion of the seminar, the HGRs indicated that this seminar was a valuable experience. It was highlighted that usually there is no opportunity to discuss with each other so freely about the good (and perhaps the not so good) things regarding international trips. The HGRs also said that they are already looking forward to future iterations of the International Trip Seminar.

Contact Information

HIRAKU-Global Office
Office of Research and Academia-Government-Community Collaboration, Hiroshima University
E-mail: hiraku-global*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)