Japanese-German Graduate Externship
Energy Conversion Systems: From Materials to Devices

Symposium

2022

JGGE Guidance and Student Exchange Meeting for Ph.D. students was held. (April 27, 2022)

Continuing from last July, the 2nd JGGE Guidance and Student Exchange Meeting was held. For a new program student who has not been able to come to Japan yet due to the corona disaster, we held a hybrid event that connects to the venue online. In the guidance, the faculty members in charge explained the outline of the JGGE program, the credit of the courses, and the pre-dispatch training. At the student exchange meeting, they learned about German bits of knowledge and divided groups to exchange views on each other’s plans about the image of Germany and travelling there. Professor Kakimoto, JGGE coordinator, expressed his joyful at finally starting overseas research in his speech. It was a lively meeting. In the JGGE program, we will follow the activities of three JGGE students who will be dispatched to the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) from May. In addition, we will start accepting student dispatches from FAU from September onwards. In the near future, the education and research activities in collaboration between Japan and Germany will become active on the campuses of both universities.

Group photo of attendees (wearing a mask except at the time of shooting)





We shared information about Germany and deepened our friendship.

2021

JSPS Japanese-German Graduate Externship Program joint seminar was held online. (March.1-2, 2022)

From March 1 to 2, 2022, a Japan-Germany joint seminar (Yearly school: Energy Systems School Ⅲ) was held. Like last year, it was held online in response to the global outbreak of the COVID-19. 75 faculty staff and students from both the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) attended the seminar. After the opening remarks by German coordinator Prof. Kyle Grant Webber and Japanese coordinator Prof. Ken-ichi Kakimoto, invited lectures were delivered by Prof. Kei Maeda from Tokyo University of Science, Japan and Prof. Hana Uršič from Jozef Stefan Institut, Slovenia. Over the course of two days, the program students gave presentations respectively about 12 research projects and four joint promotion projects, and the Q&A session became lively among participants. On the last day, the Young Research Award was awarded to the three students who made excellent research presentations. Even though the second consecutive year of online events, it was a good opportunity to further deepen understanding among members of both Germany and Japan. The next joint seminar will be held in Nagoya in March 2023.

Commemorative photo of all members

During the seminar

 

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JGGE Student Exchange Meeting for Ph.D. students was held. (July 15, 2021)

Japanese-German Graduate Externship (JGGE) Student Exchange Meeting was held on July 15, 2021 and 11 Ph.D. students of JGGE participated. First, Professor Kakimoto, the program coordinator, gave an opening speech, followed by an explanation about overview of the program and the courses. Finally, the students introduced themselves one by one. Since there are few opportunities for members to get together due to COVID-19, it was good for the members to further deepen the understanding each other through this exchange meeting.

Commemorative photo of diverse members

During the meeting

JSPS Japanese-German Graduate Externship Program joint seminar was held online. (March 3–5, 2021)

From March 3 to 5, 2021, a Japan-Germany joint seminar (Yearly school: Energy Systems School II) was held. Last year, we held a joint seminar in Bamberg, Germany, but this time it was held online in response to the global outbreak of the new coronavirus. Approximately 60 faculty, staff and students from both the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) attended the seminar. After the opening remarks by Japanese coordinator Prof. Ken-ichi Kakimoto and German coordinator Prof. Kyle Grant Webber, invited lectures were delivered by Dr. Dai Hisamoto of Hitachi, Ltd. and Dr. Izumi Kano of the NITech Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Over the course of three days, the program students gave presentations respectively about 12 research projects and four joint promotion projects, and the Q&A session became lively among participants. On the last day, the Young Research Award was awarded to the three students who made excellent research presentations. At the cultural exchange meeting, it was a good opportunity to further deepen understanding among members of both Germany and Japan by watching a self-introduction video created by the program students. The next joint seminar will be held in Nagoya in March 2022.

Commemorative photo of all members

During the seminar

2020

A yearly school was held in Germany. (February 24–26, 2020)

A three-day yearly school (Energy Systems School I) was organized in Bamberg, a town near Erlangen, Germany. Nagoya Institute of Technology sent 23 faculty members and students to the event. After the opening remarks by Professor Webber, Kley Grant, who represents Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the invited corporate advisors held their lectures. Also, 12 teams presented an overview of each joint research project. The lectures and seminars were arranged for participating students. On the last day, the participants visited the city center of Bamberg, a World Heritage Site, for cultural exchange. It was a good opportunity to further deepen understanding among Japanese and German delegates.
The next yearly school will be held in Nagoya in March 2021.

Commemorative photo of all members
Commemorative photo of all members
Professor Ken-ichi Kakimoto talking about the exchange history between the two universities
Professor Ken-ichi Kakimoto talking about the exchange history between the two universities

2019

The Japan–Germany Joint Graduate Externship Program held its kickoff symposium titled “Energy Conversion System: From Materials to Devices.” (October 25, 2019)

The opening symposium of the Japan–Germany Joint Graduate Externship Program was held in NITech. Dr. Hiroyuki Ukai, NITech president, started with a speech. “I wish this program grows to industry–academia collaboration and to be grown the human resources who play on a global stage by having this program.” Professor Ken-ichi Kakimoto then introduced the outline of the program, and Mr. Toru Fujii, director of the Development Research Institute of Taiyo Dielectric Co., Ltd., gave a commemorative lecture about career development titled “Expectations for Doctoral Personnel in Companies.” Afterward, a poster session was held by the program’s participating NITech faculty laboratories. About 120 people, including more than 70 NITech students, participated in this kickoff symposium. The Q&A session was lively between students and speakers at the commemorative lecture and also at the poster session.

Overview by Professor ken-ichi Kakimoto
Overview by Professor ken-ichi Kakimoto
Poster session
Poster session
Seminar/Symposium
Seminar
Symposium
Special Talk