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9th Taiwan - Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering

Date: July 25 - 27, 2010
Venue: Kancho-so, Nojima Fault Preservation Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution, Hanshin Expressway Earthquake Museum

Organized by:
Earthquake Engineering Research Group in Civil Engineering, Kyoto University

Co-organized by:
- Dept. of Civil Engineering, National Central University
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Hiroshima University
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 27

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9th Taiwan-Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering was held at Kancho-so, Minami Awaji City, on July 25th-27th, 2010. 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 in Taiwan.


In the opening ceremony, Sumio Sawada, Kyoto University expressed the siginificance and the expectations of this international seminar for students. In this semnar, there were 17 English oral presentations by students of 4 universities. For each presentation, not only professors but also students joined in the discussion. If no discussion from the students, chairpersons induced their questions activery. 27 participants attended the seminar, bringing together not only professors, but also students, reflecting an interest in Earthquake Engineering. This seminar in Japan is the first time to be held outside of Kyoto University because many museums related to earthquake engineering are located around Awaji Island. Tour of Nojima Fault Preservation Museum, Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution and Hanshin Expressway Earthquake Museum were also held. Many students joined the tour and asked professors about the facilities. A banquet was held at the end of the 2nd day 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.