University of Tokushima Summer Program 2011


Tokushima University held its Summer Program 2011 in English with the participation of students and faculty from partner universities abroad. A Health Biosciences Course was held at the Kuramoto Campus from July 24 to 31, while the Institute of Technology and Science Summer School was held from August 1 to 5 at the Josanjima Campus.


Opening ceremony of the Health Biosciences Course - Welcome speech from Kiyoshi Fukui,
 Director of the International Center



This was the fourth year of the Health Biosciences Course. It was attended by a total of 42 graduate students, with 31 students from universities with academic exchange agreements in Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia and Mongolia, and 11 students from Tokushima.

The participants attended the Interdisciplinary Health Care Graduate Program in English presented by the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nutrition and Bioscience, and the various graduate schools of Health Science, with cooperation from the Institute for Enzyme Research, the Institute for Genome Research, and the Institute of Technology and Science. The students learned about leading-edge research methods and the latest findings in the various fields of health and life science.


Institute of Technology and Science field trip



This year was the fifth year for the Institute of Technology and Science Summer School. A total of 128 students took part in the Summer School, with 55 students from universities with academic exchange and cooperation agreements in China, Korea, New Zealand, America, France and Taiwan, and 73 foreign students studying at Tokushima. Participants attended one of three courses, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Nanotechnology and Materials Science Engineering.


Besides the courses, participants of both programs took part in classes in Japanese culture and company visits during the week-long period. The response to the program was very positive.

We would like to thank the pharmaceutical manufacturers and electric utility companies, as well as everybody involved in providing the Japanese culture classes for their kind cooperation.

The university plans to hold its Summer Program again next year, with even better content.