International Affairs Office

IAO (International Affairs Office) is in charge of all the international activities of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Gifu College, including enrollment of foreign students, and exchanges of students, faculty members, and research information with universities and other higher educational and research organizations in foreign countries.

■ Enrollment of Foreign Students
Since 1991, NIT, Gifu College has enrolled 70 foreign students in total who are sponsored by either Japanese or Malaysian government, or are privately funded. Currently, five international students from Malaysia, Mongolia, and Laos are enrolled.

■ Our Partner Universities in the World (as of April, 2014)
short-term exchange program), exchange of faculty members, research collaboration, etc., we have concluded comprehensive exchange agreements with foreign universities; first, in November, 2011, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in July, 2012, University of Hannover, Germany in September, 2012, University of Iowa, USA in April, 2013 and TTPU, Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June, 2014. We plan to enlarge these activities.

■ International Internship in Industry and Partner University
Since 2003,by the courtesy of TKY corporation(Head office in Tajimi city),NIT, Gifu College has sent the students in Advanced Engineering Course to TYK America Inc. in Pittsburg, USA and TYK Ltd. in Durham, UK for their three weeks’ internship.
In 2012, we expanded its activity to foreign universities with which NIT Gifu College has concluded comprehensive exchange agreements. From 2013, we have accepted students from the foreign universities for short term study, and these true “exchange” of students between NIT, Gifu College and foreign universities has started. The number of the students who participated in the exchange program is summarized in the table. These exchange activities have been financially supported by JASSO after 2013. In 2015, we will dispatch 13 students to foreign universities while will accept 18 students from the universities.

■ Academic Exchange (2nd Joint Seminar ESDP 2015)
In July, 2012, the president of GNCT visited ITB and introduced research activities of NIT, Gifu College to the faculty members of Civil and Environmental Engineering (FCEE), ITB.
From the ITB side, in October, 2012, two Vice Deans and in June, 2013, Dean and Vice Dean visited our laboratories and discussed about mutual research interests. Based on these activities, NIT, Gifu College and FCEE, ITB agreed to have a joint seminar, and to extend our knowledge on new methods of the development of infrastructure in rapidly-growing urban areas in Indonesia, which would ensure both environmental sustainability and resilient nature of the mega cities against natural disasters.
Based on these activities, we had the first Joint Seminar on Environmental Sustainability and Disaster Prevention (ESDP) at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) on 21 Nov. 2013. The seminar was held as an extension of SIBE 2013 which was an international conference hosted by ITB-FCEE during 19-20 Nov. 2013. Five faculty members of NIT, Gifu College joined in. Following to the successful 1st Joint Seminar of ESDP, the 2nd Joint Seminar, ESDP 2015, was held at Denpasar, Indonesia during 22-23 Mach,2015. This meeting was supported by JSPS (Japan Society of Promotion of Science) through the Bilateral Open partnership Program on the Ogawa Science and Technology Foundation in Ogaki, Gifu.
In the seminar, one key note lecture by Prof. G. Gross at University of Hannover, Germany and 21 ordinary papers from both Japan and Indonesia sides were presented.
Partipants included 8 faculty members from NIT, Gifu College, each from NIT, Toyota, Numazu and Fukui College, and 3 from Gifu University on Japan side. The proceedings including the 22 presented papers with 234 pages was published.

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