Sakura Science High School Program
Online Kyoto University Visit
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) organized an online university visit to Kyoto University on 17th July, 2021 under the Sakura Science High School Program (SSHP). Four of our students - Keyur Sharma, Tanisha Bhikhan, Ishika Ahuja and Aarushi Aswal along with their Japanese language teacher, Mrs. Vandana Jain attended the webinar.
Teachers and students from various countries are invited to Japan every year through the Sakura Science High School Program.However, this year due to COVID-19, it was organized virtually for high school students all around the globe.The program introduces and offers many opportunities for students who are interested in studying in Japan.
The two-hour event started with opening remarks by Mr. Kuroki Shinichi, Principal Fellow, Sakura Science Program Headquarters.It was followed by a welcome speech by Mr. Miyagawa Hisashi, Vice President of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Director at Kyoto APU Office. Mr. Hattori Hiroko introduced in-brief the various international courses at Kyoto University. Furthermore, two international students gave presentations about on-campus activities and university attractions which were very insightful for all student attendees.
The second segment of the event consisted of mock lectures by Dr. Nishino Ko and Dr. Kitajima Kaoru. Nishino Ko, Professor, Graduate School of Informatics gave a lecture on artificial intelligence. Subsequently, Kitajima Kaoru, Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, talked about “Forests and sustainable development goals” in her presentation.
Next, Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) introduced the Study-in-Japan platform, further explaining degree programs and campus facilities for international students who wish to study in Japan.
The webinar concluded with a Q&A session where faculty and students answered multiple questions from the attendees.
Mrs. Vandana Jain
(Japanese Language Department)