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2nd GSGES Global COE Workshop in FY2009 - Collaboration with Malaysian Researchers through JSPS-VCC Program -

Date: December 21, 2009
Venue: Conference Room, Eng. Faculty Building No.8, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Organized by:
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Sponsored by:
- Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities", Kyoto University
- JSPS-VCC Core University Program "Environmental Science", Kyoto University

Supported by:
SCF project "International Center for Human Resources Development in Environmental Management", Kyoto University

Number of attendants: 43

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The 2nd GSGES Global COE Workshop in FY2009 was held at Yoshida Campus in Kyoto University on December 21, 2009. In December 2009, we had seven Malaysian visitors from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) under the JSPS-VCC Core University Program (Group 5), so that we organized a joint program of GSGES GCOE workshop and JSPS-VCC seminar on the date. Then, this workshop additionally has a special mission to extend our GCOE research activities to Malaysia, and enhanced human relationships between GSGES faculty members and Malaysian researchers.


This workshop is a part of the joint symposium of JSPS program and GCOE program. The joint symposium consists of (1) Research presentations on "Field monitoring and management" (Session I), (2) JSPS-VCC Group meeting, (3) Special message from UTM's vice chancellor, (4) Research presentations on "Water & wastewater treatment" (Session II), (5) Projects reports from GSGES Global COE project (Session III; GSGES GCOE Workshop parts), and (6) Reception. In the sessions, 14 research results were presented from the JSPS-VCC program, and 8 research projects were reported from GSGES GCOE members.
The delegates were 7 Malaysian researchers, 5 professors from Kyoto University and Ritsumeikan Univeristy, 2 associate professors, 6 assistant professors, 4 postdoctoral researchers, 8 DC students, 3 MC students, 1 undergraduate student, and 4 research students.
The symposium was followed by a field study tour on December 22, which included visits to Kyoto North Clean Center (Incineration plant for MSW), the Research Center for Environmental Quality Management, Kyoto Univeristy, and Konachubu Wastewater Treatment Plant.