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4th UK-Japan Engineering Education League Joint Workshop

UKJEEL Proceedings including final schedule and submitted student abstracts can be found here.

Please read the Final Circular to make sure you are aware of dress code, schedule, and general participant information.

Dates August 4 – August 9, 2016
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/UKJEEL/
Venue Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus, Japan
Railway Access Map
Conference -Chairs Dean of Engineering Schools, Dean of School of Environment and Society Prof. Kikuo Kishimoto
Imperial College London Prof. Roderick Smith
Program Committee Shigeki Nakagawa (chair)
Akira Yamada
Masahiro Miyauchi
Jeffrey S. Cross
Akinori Nishihara
Michael Norton
David B. Stewart
Jiro Takemura
Kaori Iguchi
Kenta Yaegashi
Purpose To promote joint research and engineering education advancement between Japan and UK university doctoral students and faculty
Workshop Secretariat Tokyo Tech Ms. Kaori Iguchi
email: ukj2016@spin.ee.e.titech.ac.jp
Hotel Accommodations For UK student’s hotel rooms are blocked at Shinagawa Prince Hotel until July 10. To make a room reservation see website, two beds are available in one room and can be shared by two people. For faculty, to reserve your room access this website.
Registration and Fee 35,000 yen (fee includes transportation to 8/5 reception, 8/6 transportation to Tomioka Silk mill, printed proceedings, lunches, 8/8 closing reception)
payment by credit card due July 10th on hotel accommodation website.
Graduate Student Workshop Abstract Submission one page camera-ready abstract to be submitted by email to ukj2016@spin.ee.e.titech.ac.jp due July 10th. Download template from website. Confirmation email will be sent in 48 hours after receipt
Poster Presentation Poster board: A0 size (1189 mm high x 841 mm wide)
Organizer Tokyo Tech’s Three Engineering Schools on Ookayama campus, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Co-Sponsors Eight-University Engineering Association
Multidisciplinary International Student Workshop (MISW) Committee
Human Assets Promotion Project for Innovative Education and Research (HAPPIER)
Affiliated Sponsor British Embassy Tokyo
Foreword Following on the successful UK-Japan Engineering Education League at Oxford in Sept. 2015 hosted by University of Oxford Prof. Roger Reed, the league will hold its 2016 meeting at Tokyo Tech on Aug. 4-9. The objectives of the meeting are to provide opportunities for personal and professional development, advance both research and engineering education objectives with partner institutions and within in the league overall. Doctoral student presentations in all fields of science and engineering are welcome especially on the topics of human health, water, resources, environment, sustainability, and energy. Student group work theme is on sustainable development for Mega-cities (London and Tokyo). Young faculty discussion session will also be held on promoting global engineering competencies through mobilities.

*This workshop will concurrently be held in collaboration with Tokyo Tech’s 8th Multidisciplinary International Student Workshop (MISW2016) on August 8, which is organized the Tokyo Tech Asia Oceania Top University League on Engineering (AOTULE) Committee and MISW 2016 working group.


2 doctoral students and one faculty per university i.e. a max of 3/univ. (from the list below that have submitted letters of intent to join the league as of March 2016)

UK University League Members The University of Birmingham, University of Cambridge, University of Exeter, Imperial College London, Newcastle University, University of Southampton, Queen Mary University, Queen’s University of Belfast, Cardiff University and University College of London
Eight-University Engineering Association Hokkaido University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, and Tokyo Tech


August 4 (Thu) UK students and faculty arrive in Tokyo and check-in Shinagawa Prince Hotel
August 5 (Fri) Meetup Shinagawa Prince Hotel lobby 8:30AM, travel to Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus by train

Place:  Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus, Main Building, 3th and 4th Floor. Rooms 345 and 410

Students Faculty
 9:30 Registration
10:00 Opening Session
10:30 Group Photo
11:00-12:00 Oral Short-Shotgun presentation (3-min) on posters by students projector available
12:00-12:30 Bento lunch (lunchbox)
12:30-14:25 Poster session (two cohorts)
14:30-16:50 Group work theme: -Mega-city Sustainability (London vs. Tokyo) 14:30-16:50 Faculty Round-Table
17:00 Depart by bus for British Embassy. 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
18:00-19:30 Reception at the British Embassy Tokyo
August 6 (Sat) 8:30 Meetup up at Tokyo Tech, bus travel to Tomioka Silk Mill, World Heritage Site in Gumma. All students are required to attend. Lunch provided. Bus return will be to Shinagawa Prince Hotel.
August 7 (Sun) Students Group Work Based Activities
August 8 (Mon) Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus
Place: Morning in West 8 Building Digital Multi-Purpose Hall and Collaboration Room. Afternoon back in Main Building Rm 345 and 410.
Students Faculty
UK-Japan MISW joint morning session including poster presentation
Lunch in Main Building: Student Group Work Lunch Lunch in Main Building: UK-Japan Faculty Lunch & Business meeting
Student-Faculty Round-Table
UK-Japan Student group work presentations (10 minutes each)
Wrap Up Session
August 9 (Tues) UK students and faculty depart from Tokyo