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10th Taiwan - Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering

Date: March 14 - 17, 2011
Venue: Conference Room, National Central University, Taiwan

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, Hiroshima University
- Earthquake Engineering Research Group, Tottori 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: more than 40

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10 Taiwan-Japan Joint Student Seminar on Earthquake Engineering was held at Conference Room of Civil Engineering, National Central Univeristy, Taiwan, on March 14th-17th, 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 at Awaji Island, Japan.


In the opening ceremony, H.T. Chou, chair of Civil ineering, National Central University, Taiwan expressed the siginificance and the expectations of this international seminar for students. In this semnar, Tottori University participated for the first time, and there were 23 English oral presentations by students of 5 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. More than 40 participants attended the seminar, bringing together not only professors, but also students, reflecting an interest in Earthquake Engineering. At last of the seminar, Prof. Zerva, Drexel University, USA, had a special lecture "Sensitivity of seismic structural response to numerical modeling". A banquet was held at the end of the 1st 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.