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Nine participants joined from the U.K. and France visited IROAST under the JST Sakura Science Exchange Program

Jan 30, 2024

 The International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST) invited six graduate students and three faculty members from the City University of London in the UK and the University of Lyon in France from January 22 to 28 under the "Sakura Science Exchange Program" by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).
 The participants learned about earthquake-resistant and seismic isolation technologies for buildings in the Kumamoto region through lectures at Kumamoto University, observation of construction work on high-rise buildings, and a tour of the area after the Kumamoto earthquake disaster. The participants also deepened their exchanges through discussions and social events with our university students and experienced the magnificent scenery of Mt. Aso area and Japanese culture. The participants commented that it was a very meaningful experience and a fulfilling week.


Advanced technology and risk analysis of structures under extreme loads or environments

Day 1
(AM):・Opening Ceremony 開講式
           ・Introduction of Kumamoto University by Director of IROAST, Kumamoto University
               熊本大学 IROAST研究機構長による大学紹介 
           ・ Introduction of the invited countries and universities (UK and France Representative) 

Day 1
(PM): Nature, culture, history experience -Kumamoto Castle 自然・文化・歴史体験 -熊本城

Day 2:
(AM):Construction site tour 建設現場ツアー
(PM): Exchange meeting for students-1- 学生交流発表会1

Day 3
(AM): Laboratory visit 研究室訪問
(PM): Exchange meeting for students -2- 学生交流発表会2

Day 4
(AM):Tour of Kumamoto University -the explosion test facility- 施設見学ツアー (衝撃実験施設)
(PM): Advanced science lectures/international seminars * The 115th IROAST Seminar
(先端科学講義/国際セミナー)  *第115回IROASTセミナー

Day 5:
Nature, culture, history experience  (Aso area: earthquake disaster remains of former
at Tokai University, etc)


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