Gifu Joint Degree Symposium 2021 Overview

Members of Gifu JD Symposium Organization Committee

Dr. Makoto Sugiyama
Vice President (General Manager and International Affairs)
Tokai National Higher Education and Research System, Gifu University

-Professor Yoshihiko Uematsu, Presidential Advisor, Executive Director for GU-GLOCAL
-Professor Hiroyuki Koyama, Vice Presidential Advisor, Associate Director for GU-GLOCAL
- Professor Yoshihito Ueno, Division Head, International Collaborative Education Promotion Division, GU-GLOCAL, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
- Specially Appointed Professor Shinichi Miwa, GU-GLOCAL
- Professor Takahisa Nishizu, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
- Professor Shoichi Kutsumizu, Faculty of the Faculty of Engineering
- Professor Tetsuji Kume, Faculty of Engineering
- Professor Lim Lee Wah, Faculty of Engineering
- Professor Akio Ebihara, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
- Professor Emiko Yanase, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
- Ms. Haruko Nonomura, Director of the Student Affairs Department
- Shinya Kitano, Manager, International Engagement Division, Student Affairs Department

Gifu Joint Degree Symposium 2021
Summary & Objectives

It is a great honor and privilege for me to extend my cordial welcome to this “Gifu Joint Degree Symposium 2021” webinar.
For this year’s symposium, we have chosen the theme: “Joint Degree Programs in New Normal Era.” The symposium includes three main sessions spread over 2 days.

Day 1 – Thursday, December 9, 2021 (morning)
Session 1 “THERS JDP Symposium”

This session is hosted by Tokai National Higher Education and Research Systems (THERS). In this session, presenters from both Nagoya University and Gifu University will present various JD initiatives/programs currently implemented as part of the university internalization forum’s project, “Promotion of Best Joint Degree Programs for University Internationalization in Japan – Actions taken by Japan JDP Council” (one of the “Top Global University Japan” projects of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)), and a number of pioneering JD programs already undertaken by universities and colleges in Japan.

Day 1 – Thursday, December 9, 2021 (afternoon)
Session 2 “Academic Session”

This session is moderated by Gifu University. In this session, presenters will address various programs and projects mobilized under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) efforts which have already been undertaken in Japan, India and Malaysia. Since of the key missions of our international JD programs is “Strategic Scenario for Sustainable Development of Regions,” presenters will address collaborative ways of achieving the goals set by the SDGs. High on the agenda in 2021 will be the promotion of eco-friendly “Green and Smart Technologies” with the focus on “Creation of Society with Great Accessibility to Biomass Energy Toward Zero Emission” and “Technology that can Realize Zero Emission.” This participatory session will further explore concrete ideas for developing and utilizing “Green and Smart Technologies” that can potentially accelerate sustainable regional development plans and local industry initiatives.

Day 2 – Friday, December 10, 2021 (afternoon)
Session 3 “Industry-Government-Academia-Banking Institution Collaboration Session”

This final session hosted by Gifu University explores the key discussions and results in Session 2 and connect them on the theme of industry-government-academia-banking institution collaboration under the theme of “SDGs Initiatives” and “Use of Bamboo Resources in India.” We believe that this session will mark a significant step forward continued success of JD programs and realization of sustainable society in the years to come.

I sincerely look forward to welcoming your participation and hope that this symposium will bring forth fruitful exchanges of knowledge and ideas as we together shape the future of International JD programs in the post-COVID world.