Seminar on student and PhD candidate mobility between NTNU and Japan
Wednesday 7 September 2016 12:00–18:00
Venue: Rådssalen, Main Building, Gløshaugen Campus, Trondheim
Organizers: NTNU in cooperation with NorAlumni Japan
Programme and presentations given
Moderator: Nina Sindre, Coordinator of International Affairs, NTNU
11:00 Registration and light lunch
Nina Sindre, Coordinator of International Affairs, NTNU
12:05–13:15 Session 1: Why mobility and why choose Japan?
Julie Christiansen, Senior Adviser RCN- The Research Council of Norway
Arne Haugen, Senior Adviser SiU - Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education
Hilde Skeie, Head of Section, Office of International Relations, NTNU
Svein Grandum, PhD, Counsellor Science, Technology and Higher Education, Innovation Norway Tokyo
Hiroshi Matsumoto, PhD, Senior Adviser, Science, Technology and Higher Education, Innovation Norway, Tokyo and Senior adviser for NTNU in Japan
13:00 Q & A
13:30–14:30 Session 2: What do student mobility, internship and exchange mean for your academic development and professional career?
13:30 KIFEE -The Kyoto International Forum for Energy and Environment: Mobility activities through the Intpart project (pptx)
Professor Bjørn E. Christensen, Department of Biotechnology, NTNU
13:45 Experiences as a PhD candidate and NTNUs Japan programme
Professor Espen Moe, Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU
Dara Goldar, Student, Department of Physics, NTNU
Hanne Siri Heglum, Former exchange student and trainee
14:30 Break and refreshments
15:00–15.45 Session 3: Funding opportunities and practical advice
Ryoko Tsuchiyama, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Norway
Julia Zazhigina, Higher executive officer, Office of International Relations, NTNU
Yuriko Kawakubo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
16.00–16.35 Session 4: Doing Business with Japan
Kristin Rygg, Associate Professor, The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Takeshi Saito, Research Scientist, Hydro Aluminium, Research and Technology Development (RTD)
16:30 Why do business with Japan?
- Tormod Njølstad, CTO, EPSON Norway R & D, Trondheim
- Hans Ove Kristiansen, Business Development Manager, Doble TransiNor AS
16:45 –18:00 Networking and finger food
Venue: Aula, NTNU Main Building, Gløshaugen Campus, Trondheim
- Embassy of Japan in Norway
- NTNU's Office in Japan and NorAlumni Japan
- NTNU's Office of International Relations
- Former exchange students
About the seminar
Japan is one of the world’s leading research nations, and NTNU has a strong focus on increasing cooperation with Japan in research, education and innovation.
When it comes to student mobility, at least 40% of our full-degree students should have completed an exchange visit las ting from six months to one year during their programme of study.
The objective of the seminar is to:
- Inspire and encourage increased mobility between NTNU and Japan for bachelor, master and PhD students - including exchange in general, full programmes of study, and internships in Japanese companies.
- Provide academic and practical information about opportunities for exchange and internships - including introduction to Japanese educational systems, study opportunities and student life.
The groups we are focusing on are:
i) Students, researchers, PhDs and academic communities with an interest in Japan
ii) Programme leaders
iii) Business and industry with Norwegian-Japanese links.