Japan is regarded as an industrialized country and science-and-technology-oriented nation, however it has many unique characteristics which differ from those of Western-industrialized countries. Selected foreign and Japanese authorities will lecture on how they view contemporary Japan, with special regard to research activities, international collaboration and mobility, and career paths in the various fields of science and technology based on their experiences.
In this course, students will understand and summarize the unique characteristics of research activities and international collaboration now underway in Japan and Asian countries, and will find their own standpoints and career paths.
Industrialized Country, Science-and-Technology-Oriented Nation, International Collaboration, Global Partnership, Brain Circulation, Talent Mobility, U.S., Europe, and Japan, Opportunities, Career Paths
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures on basics and present status, discussion on specific topics, and pick-up subjects for reports.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Global Partnership in Science & Technology and Talent Mobility 1||Understand histories and present status of global partnership in science and technology in Asia|
|Class 2||Global Partnership in Science & Technology and Talent Mobility 2||Understand and explain present status and future outlook of talent mobility in science and technology in Asia|
|Class 3||Science and Engineering in the U.S., Europe, and Japan 1||Understand present status of S&T circumstances in US and Europe|
|Class 4||Science and Engineering in the U.S., Europe, and Japan 2||Understand and explain similarities and differences in S&T between US-Europe and Japan-Asia|
|Class 5||Opportunities at Japanese Universities 1||Understand present status of S&T circumstances in Japanese universities|
|Class 6||Opportunities at Japanese Universities 2||Understand and explain similarities and differences in culture and S&T circumstances between Japan and your countries|
|Class 7||Overview and Outlook of Modern Japan and Asian Countries||Understand overview and outlook of Modern Japan and Asian Countries, and explain your own standpoints, future plans, and career paths|
Evaluate understandings of new viewpoints of international collaboration activities and career paths in the various fields of science and technology.
Final report (50 %) and discussion time (50 %).
Nothing in particular, but recommend having fundamental knowledges and understand technical terms for science and engineering in English.