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The first Consortium Management Meeting held (December 16, 2011)

The first Consortium Management Meeting held (December 16, 2011) 

    On December 16 (Fri), 2011, the first Consortium Management Meeting was held at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University. The meeting aimed at:
① Introducing the scope of curriculum, syllabus and grading standards in our educational program, as well as the progress in Japanese language ability of the students, to the consortium members invited from the ten Chinese and Korean partner universities、
② Exchanging opinions on issues such as special entrance examinations, the comprehensive instructional system, evaluation and grading, and the course-credit granting policy for the purpose of assuring the quality of the project to foster leading engineers for water environment,
③ Listening to the opinions of committee members from private-sector corporations on the possibility that the problem-based learning approach, adopted in the educational program as “Practical Exercise for Environmental Problem A and B” (PBL A, B), will sufficiently reflect the details of the most advanced water environment businesses and, at the same time, help students acquire practical skills. 

   There were twenty people from our partner universities, two committee members from private-sector corporations and one keynote speaker invited to the meeting. In the morning session, following the opening speech by Nagasaki University President, Shigeru Katamine, presentations were made on the role and functions of this meeting, the outline of this project (including the curriculum), and progress of the inaugural class students who were admitted in April 2011.
   In the afternoon, Dr. Lee Seon Joo (Korea Water Resources Corporation) gave a lecture under the title, “Changing Paradigm of Korea Resource Management.” In the lecture, Dr. Lee presented the Four Rivers Restoration Project and flood disasters in addition to water environmental issues of South Korea. It was a very interesting lecture and many questions were asked by the other participants.
   The exchange of opinions, held after the keynote lecture, was a productive opportunity where people from the partner institutions and committee members from private companies actively expressed their opinions, including requests for the project and questions on the educational program. The opinions we received from participants will be very helpful for the future operation of the project. The first Consortium Management Meeting closed with the statement of commitment to the continued development of this project.

 

President Shigeru Katamine          Professor Takakazu Ishimatsu, Dean, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Engineering
 President Shigeru Katamine                Professor Takakazu Ishimatsu,
                                          Dean, Nagasaki University Graduate School
                        of Engineering

 

Commemorative photo with participants of the first Consortium Management Meeting
Commemorative photo with participants of the first Consortium Management Meeting 

 

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