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Strategy of How to Deploy "Human Security Engineering" in Asian Region

Date: March 16, 2011 (14:30-17:30)
Venue: Jinyu-Hall, 3rd floor, C1-2, Katsura Campus, Kyoto University

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

Number of attendants: about 180

Flyer (tentative, March 7th, 2011)
Report 144


This symposium invites graduates of Kyoto University's global and architectural engineering fields to discuss with current faculty members and students their expectations and desires for international deployment of global and architectural engineering group activities. In addition, it aims to establish a collaborative network for the university to carry on with its target international activities.


Prof. Yuzuru Matsuoka, leader of the Global COE project "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities," gave the opening speech in which he explained the current status of the global and architectural engineering groups and the necessity for international deployment of their activities. Next, with Prof. Minoru Yoneda serving as emcee, professors related to the Global COE project and graduates who now work at foreign universities or companies made their presentations. All of the seventeen speakers offered their opinions about the establishment of an international network for deploying international activities. They discussed topics such as collaboration with the private sector, organizational responsibility, and future activities of the global and architectural engineering groups.
Consequently, the participants agreed that activities should include network expansion utilizing the Internet, the finding of gateway persons, and regular online meetings aimed at developing an alumni organization.