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7th KNTK Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering

Date: July 21, 2009
Venue: Global Hall JINYU (C1-2), Katsura Campus, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by:
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group in Civil Engineering, Kyoto University
- Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Central University
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Kobe University

Co-organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 40

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7th KNTK Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering was held at Room Jinyu on July 21st, 2009. The purpose of this seminar is to present research topics in English by students. This seminar is held twice a year, and last seminar was held at Taiwan.


In the opening ceremony, Sumio Sawada, Huei-Tsyr Chen, Hitoshi Morikawa and Yasuko Kuwata expressed their expectations and ambitions regarding this program. In this semnar, there were 19 English oral presentations by students of 4 universities. For each presentation, not only professors but also students joined in the discussion. Chair persons helped students' discussion. More than 40 participants attended the seminar, bringing together not only professors, but also students, reflecting an interest in Earthquake Engineering.
A banquet closed the seminar offering the Kyoto University professors a chance to strengthen the ties with the students. The exchange of opinions was fruitful amongst the participants, sharing their perceptions and future visions of this seminar.