Onsite Education

Onsite Course Rotation (D1)

Students will participate in Onsite Visits held at research sites of the three courses: Cultural Creation Course, Technical Creation Course, and Social Implementation Course. Through the Onsite Visits, students will raise their awareness on problems that each region confronts. Students will find issues based on the perspective of the each course, and they will play active roles in debates on how to solve the problem.

Academic Year 2014

Dates Place Theme Course
5/14 Mountainous region research center, Shimane Regional Vitalization Social Implementation
6/6 Micron Memory Semiconductor Technology Technical Creation
7/15 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Peace Education Cultural Creation
10/14 Kitahiroshima cho, Hiroshima Natural Resource Management Social Implementation
11/21-22 Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Operation and Maintenance of  Infrastructure Technical Creation
1/9 Akitakata City, Hiroshima Regional Vitalization Cultural Creation

Academic Year 2015

Date Place Theme Course
4/24 Fukutomi town, Higashi-Hiroshima City Sixth Industry Cultural Creation
6/11 Mountainous region research center, Shimane Transportation Social Implementation
10/16 Kitahiroshima cho, Hiroshima Natural Resource Management Social Implementation
12/11 Kure City, Hiroshima Operation and Maintenance of  Infrastructure Technical Creation

Academic Year 2016

Date Place Theme Course
4/22 Fukutomi town, Higashi-Hiroshima City Sixth Industry Cultural Creation
6/10 Fukuyama City, Hiroshima/
Kodani District, Higashi-Hiroshima City
Solar Panel Technical Creation
10/21 Kitahiroshima cho, Hiroshima Participatory Forest Management for Local Revitalization Social Implementation
12/16 Kure City, Hiroshima Operation and Maintenance of  Infrastructure Technical Creation

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Onsite Training (D1-D2)

Through participation in an onsite team project and short stay in a disadvantaged region either in Japan or overseas, students will learn about specific cases. Through this, they will learn basic thought processes and approaches to address the cultural features specific to regional societies and overcoming technical issues. The students will experience two or more multicultural coexistence issues and summarize their results as a case study, working as a team with students from different fields. The case studies thus completed will be retained as new educational materials.

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Place Period Theme Exchange University/Institutions
Oki Island, Shimane Prefecture 2015/8/17-8/21
(5 days)
Renewable Energy The University of Texas at Austin
Kyushu University
Doshisha University
Dhaka, Bogra, Bangladesh 2015/9/8-12
(5 days)
Rural development and culture Grameen Shakti
Jahangirnagar Univeristy
Gujarat, India 2016/3/10-15
(6 days)
Urbanization GIDM (Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management)
Nijyo district, Shimane Prefecture 2016/08/17-22 (5days)   Mountainous Region Research Center、Nijyo District Promotion Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Himalaya, India 2017/03/6-11 (6days) Rural Development Kumaun University
Kathmandu, Nepal 2017/03/13-20 (8days) Post-earthquake 2015 housing reconstruction in rural Nepal Tribhuvan University
The University of Texas at Austin

Internship (D1-D5)

Students will participate in long-term internships at affiliated companies, international bodies, NGOs and other organizations. Through their internships, students will find issues onsite, and learn about possible resolutions for such issues as well as methods to practically and comprehensively make use of the knowledge they have obtained at university.

Term Place Country Students course
1 month Grameen Shakti Bangladesh Social Implementation
3 weeks KEISOKU RESEARCH CONSALTANT CO. Hiroshima, Japan Technical Creation
1 week Gunma University Gunma, Japan Technical Creation
2 weeks Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute India Technical Creation
1 month Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan Technical Creation
1 month Toshiba India Private Limited India Technical Creation
1 month FORWARD Nepal Cultural Creation
2 month Mekong Tourism Thai Cultural Creation
1 month Development Action for Women Network Philippines Cultural Creation
1 month Central Himalayan Rural Action Group India Cultural Creation
1 week Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences China Technical Creation
1 week CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute India Technical Creation
1 month Sony LSI Design Inc. Japan Technical Creation
1 month Suleco Company Vietnam Cultural Creation

Onsite Team Project (D3-D4)

 Students from three different courses will form teams, to plan and implement an onsite team project based on their own unique ideas, in which they will receive support from industry, academia and government as well as the field network. In this project, the students from different courses will bring together their respective specialist knowledge to try to resolve multicultural coexistence issues. Support for the onsite team project will be provided by a field network comprised of members of Hiroshima University’s regional research and international cooperation disciplines, as well as the semi-conductor consortium and other corporations.

<Flow of Onsite Team Project>

    Teaming
    Kickoff, Preliminary survey, Research planning
    Field study
    Analyze
    Develop and Improve
    Feedback
    International Work shop

List of Onsite Team Project  
Fall-Winter 2015 Development of biomass-based ecotourism in Kita-Hiroshima, Japan
  Spring-Summer 2016 Revitalization of Kita-Hiroshima by eco-tourism
  Fall-Winter 2016 A Conjoint analysis of consumer’s preference on future organic solar PV
India (Chhattisgarh, or other)
  Fall-Winter 2016 Linkage between “community-based smart village” concept and “michinoeki” in the rural area of Japan
Kodani and the surroundings
  Fall-Winter 2016 Enhancing Tourism Development at Mitarai on Osakishimojima Island
Mitarai District, Kure City, Hiroshima