UQ-JPIE（The University of Queensland-Japanese Program for Industrial Experience) 2018
This was an intensive 2-week program supported by the New Colombo Plan of the Australian government and held in July 2018, designed to give selected Australian student engineers from the University of Queensland the opportunity to learn about the world-leading research and industries of Japan. During this program, 20 students attended seminars on cutting-edge engineering research at Kyushu University and conducted visits to leading Japanese industries, either based or with a large presence in the Kyushu area, such as Toyota Motors Kyushu and YASKAWA Electric Corporation. Furthermore, the students had the opportunity to study about Japanese Business Culture and become familiar with the Kyushu area in general.
The opening ceremony was held on Monday 2nd of July. Distinguished guests present included Mr. Ian Brazier, Australian Consul-General Fukuoka.
(left) President of Kyushu University, Dr. Chiharu Kubo, gives a speech at the opening ceremony;
(right) Australian Consul-General Fukuoka, Mr Ian Brazier, gives a speech at the opening ceremony
Prof. Sho Matsumura, UQ Students Prof Yoshimi Sonoda,
Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering
A small lunch-party held after the ceremony to welcome the students.
Prof Masato Wakayama, Representative of UQ students and KU students
Executive Vice President, Kyushu University
At the Welcome party
Australian Consul-General Fukuoka, Mr Ian Brazier lectured about the connection of Australian and Kyushu economics. UQ students had the opportunity to learn important background information about industry of the Kyushu area linked to Australia.