As part of the international collaboration education program on marine science based on the Japan-Korea-China Version of Erasmus" (known as "OQEANOUS"*), the 3rd OQEANOUS summer school was held at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology from July 9 to 21, 2019, attended by a total of 25 students from Japan, China, and Korea. This program was adopted as the FY 2016 MEXT Inter-University Exchange Project (Re-Inventing Japan Project)". This is a project where Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology works together with Shanghai Ocean University (China) and Korea Maritime and Ocean University (Korea) with an aim to build the credit transfer system along with assuring the quality of the three universities and the student exchange.
From the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, a total of five students attended the summer school: one 4th year student from the School of Marine Science aiming to enter the master's course; one 4th year student from the School of Marine Technology; and three students in the master's course from the Graduate School of Marine Science and Technology.
The students attending from Japan, China, and Korea were divided into mixed groups, receiving various lectures from the three universities' staff, and gave team presentations at the end of the summer school. 12 professors from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (Prof. Akio Okayasu, Prof. Yayoi Oshima, Prof. Kazufumi Osako, Prof. Etsuro Shimizu, Prof. Vesselin Dekov, Assoc. Prof. Mitsuhiro Masuda, Assoc. Prof. Junichiro Tahara, Assoc. Prof. Daisuke Watanabe, Assoc. Prof. Tomomi Nabatame, Assistant Prof. Fusako Owari, Assistant Prof. Goshi Kato, Assistant Prof. Haiyun Wu), four professors from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (Prof. Sunghwoan Cho, Prof. Jinsoon Park, Prof. Kideok Do, Assistant Prof. Inho Yang), and two professors from Shanghai Ocean University (Prof. Liqun Lyu, Lecturer. Lingqiao Cheng) attended as the instructors to give lectures on various fields in English. Other activities included a visit to IDEA Consultants, Inc. and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). Lastly, an international exchange event was held by our university's international exchange circle at the Field Science Center, Tateyama station that is our education and research facility.
All of the student teams cooperatively worked together and prepared for the team presentations, and all members completed the presentation without any problem. Among them, the best presenter team was awarded a commendation. The students from the three countries discussed themes on marine-related issues and cooperatively worked together to prepare for the presentation, while spending their days together in the summer school. They said that the program was a very substantial one.
Lectures at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center
Prof. Vesselin Dekov "Seafloor Mineral Resources"
Prof. Akio Okayasu "Storm Surges, History and Latest Technologies"
Assistant Prof. Fusako Owari "What is Ocean Drilling?"
Lectures, etc. at IDEA Consultants, Inc
Visit to the scientific analysis laboratory
At the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Marine Science Museum
"Urashima" a deep sea observing vehicle
Group awarded as Best Presenter
Right: Prof. Yoon Sik Kim, Dean of Graduate School (Korea Maritime and Ocean University)
Left: Prof. Liqun Lyu (Shanghai Ocean University)
Visit to the Tateyama Station facility, etc.
Visit to the Tateyama Station facility
International exchange events at Tateyama Station