Under the Erasmus+ Programme, faculty and staff members of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, visited Nagoya Institute of Technology
Category：News｜Publishing : December 12, 2022
Visitors from FAU with NITech's faculty and staff members and students
Faculty, staff members and students of Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany have interacted with each other on numerous occasions under the inter-university academic exchange agreement which was concluded in 2011, after the inter-departmental academic exchange agreement was signed. Recently, NITech and FAU have implemented a collaborative project, which was adopted in fiscal 2019 as Japanese-German Graduate Externship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The two institutions have also been selected to participate in the EU's Erasmus+ Programme*.
Under the Erasmus+ Programme, Ms. Kira Gehrmann, head of international affairs and president's staff and Dr. Tobias Fey, lecturer and NITech's visiting associate professor from FAU visited NITech from November 14 to 18, 2022.
During her stay in Japan, Ms. Gehrmann toured NITech's campus and laboratories and discussed various topics, such as education, research and international programs with the respective vice-presidents of NITech. She also exchanged views on further development of cooperation between FAU and NITech with Prof. Ken-ichi Kakimoto, a coordinator for the Erasmus+ Programme with FAU, NITech's vice-president and the head of NITech FAU Liaison Office. This visit provided both NITech and FAU with a great opportunity for meaningful interaction.
During his stay in Japan, Dr. Fey interacted with NITech researchers, including Prof. Kakimoto and other faculty members, and gave a lecture on synthesis of porous ceramics and evaluation of its three-dimensional images, in English, to about 70 second-year undergraduates at field of Advanced Ceramics, Department of Life Science and Applied Chemistry. All the attending students, who were provided with 3D glasses, listened intently during the lecture, which included a demonstration of a process of visualizing three-dimensional images with images generated by X-ray CT scanners.
Dr. Tobias Fey's lecture
Under this programme, our staff members will visit FAU in December 2022, followed by our faculty member in July 2023, which is expected to further promote interaction between the two academic institutions.
*Erasmus+ Programme: As the EU's main education support programme, it supports the exchange of students and faculty and staff members between European and non-European universities.
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