Session list

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CiC Joint Sessions

Session No. 1-1
Title Global Development of Higher Education -A Perspective Toward Trans-border Education-
Date & Time (TBC) 15:00-18:00
Location Online

In order to realize an ideal higher education feature, we need to perform the education starting from the issues based on the social demand and the student’s vew points, and we have to be across the multiple borders such as walls of the academic fields, national boeders to achieve a frontier of eduction system and contents. The tasks and the perspectives are discussed to perform a trans-border education with the universities in the Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Network in this session. Also, probable education system and contents in the Branch Campus of the University of Tsukuba, Malaysia which is planned to be launched in September 2023 are discussed to design a future view of the higher education in Japan based on the global perspective.


Tsukuba Science City Joint Session

Session No. 2-1
Title Tsukuba International Center for Digital Biotechnology Project-Toward the Next Generation of International Collaborative Research on Medicine and Food-
Keywords Digital Biotechnology Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) well-being international bio-community hub
Date & Time Friday, September 10th   13:30-17:00
Location Online

The “Tsukuba International Center for Digital Biotechnology” project, with the University of Tsukuba as its core base, has been adopted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) COI-NEXT program. The purpose of this session is to promote international exchange by informing the participants of TGSW about the outline and purpose of the project and sharing information. We would like to exchange various opinions toward the next generation of international collaborative research on medicine and food to form an international bio-community sphere to create a society in which all generations of citizens are Well-being, aiming at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of “Health and Welfare for All” and “Foundation for Industry and Technological Innovation”.


Poster Presentation

Session No. 3-1
Title Online Poster Matching Towards Trans-Pacific Research Collaborations
Keywords Trans-Pacific, Research Collaboration Matching (Bureau of Global Initiatives, University of Tsukuba)
Date & Time Friday, September 10th 8:00-9:30
Location Online

Although Japan and South American countries are far apart in distance, they share the Pacific Ocean and are adjacent to each other, and have common issues such as environment, disaster prevention, and economy. The aim of this session is to match international joint research aimed at resolving common issues between the two countries. Researchers and students from University of Tsukuba and partner universities and institutions in South America will share their research in the form of poster sessions, and a core time for presentations will be set aside for direct discussions to provide advice on research and exchange ideas and possibilities for collaboration. In addition, a core presentation time will be held to exchange advice on research and ideas and possibilities for collaboration, with the aim of establishing new trans-Pacific research collaborations.


Free Theme

Session No. 4-1
Title Life Science X Information Science: What can bioinformatics accomplish?
Keywords Bio-informatics, Genome Analysis, Big data, High Performance Computing
Date & Time Monday, September 6th 16:30-19:30
Location Online

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, bioinformatics, such as DNA and protain structure analysis, is drawing attention.
In this symposium, two researchers related to bioinformatics will give lectures on their curring-edge research, and the speakers and the students of Ph.D Program in Humanics will discuss a variety of issues on bioinformatics, such as the role of this field after corona pandemic and how to collaborate with researchers in the other fields.

Session No. 4-2
Title Transborder Studies on Food, Health, and Well-being towards New Normal
Keywords Transborder, New Normal, Food, Health, Well-being
Date & Time Monday, September 6th 17:00-18:40

The necessity of coping with hunger, poverty, illness, and social inequality has been recognized as a critical global issues requiring cooperation among nations. The worldwide spread of novel COVID-19 infections has made many of these issues even more urgent to address. As the world has reached a historical turning point, it is required to change social and personal behaviors. At the same time, studies transcending borders of national, racial, religious, cultural, and gender differences are needed to establish a new normal. In this session, presentations will be made from the following three fields: (1) infectious disease risk management, (2) research on Middle Eastern and North African societies and minorities, and (3) research on innovations in food and agriculture. We will discuss what can be done now as transborder research in the age of ‘With Corona’ and how society and individuals will be in the future.

Please find the PDF file for the details of the presentations.

We request you to register for the session here. The link of the online meeting will be mailed by the organizer.

Session No. 4-3
Title ICONA-JSPS Kick-off Symposium: International CO2 & Natural Analogues Network
Keywords Natural analogues, Climate Change, Marine Ecosystem, Conservation, International Network
Date & Time Tuesday, September 7th 15:00-20:00 (TBC)
Location Online

Climate change induced by anthropogenic CO2 emissions will lead to drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to ocean acidification (OA). Natural analogues for high CO2 environments, such as CO2 seeps, allow us to assess how marine organisms and environments will respond to OA. This knowledge is essential to establish appropriate adaptation management and conservation plans for this global crisis. This session is the kick-off Symposium for ICONA (International CO2 & Natural Analogues Network) which is an international research network for facilitating cooperative studies using CO2 seeps and natural analogues. Here, researchers will introduce their state-of-the-art studies using natural analogues for high CO2, allowing us to strengthen the international network.

Session No. 4-4
Title Colloid in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keywords Colloid, Soil and Water, Flocculation, Advanced Material, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date & Time Thursday, September 9th 14:00-18:00
Location Online

Discussion in the research unit of Bio-resource colloid engineering has confirmed the validity of colloid and interface science for interdisciplinary discussion. That is, colloid science can be an important basis for the research development in water, soil, food, pulp and paper, waste and resources management. In order to make full use of the results along the mission for next generation such as realization of carbon neutral society, SDGs, counter measure against microplastic pollution, the way of thinking in the field of civil and environmental engineering is considered to be practically useful. With this conclusion, we have decided to collaborate to organize joint session with grope of civil engineering in Delft University of Technology that is recently active as MUDNET in Europe. This opportunity will lead to construct a new global forum to enforce the knowledge of colloid engineering for the next generation.

Session No. 4-5
Title MPH Session 2021:Utah State University and University of Tsukuba
Keywords Master of Public Health, public heath, professional training, research
Date & Time Friday, September 10th 9:30-11:30
Location Online

Challenges for sustainable care in public health fields are discussed, while extending and deepening our university network by inviting the speakers from Utah State University, a partner university of University of Tsukuba. This session provides an opportunity to introduce the MPH program of each school and exchange ideas on educational and research activities.

Session No. 4-6
Title Tsukuba Indology Colloquium
Keywords Classical India, Buddhism, Philology, Epistemology
Date & Time Friday, September 10th 16:00-19:00
Location Online

This session is the sequel of Tsukuba-Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop of Buddhist Studies, which had been conducted in the framework of the International Education and Research Laboratory Program. The first workshop was held in Hamburg in January 2018, the second and the third ones in Tsukuba at TGSW2018 and TGSW2020.
Classical Indian textual studies encompasses a broad set of approaches on the religious culture surviving thousands of years. In the session, presentations by young scholars from Tsukuba, Hamburg and Wien (under negotiaion) on particular texts they are working on will be followed by free discussion.

Session No. 4-7
Title Normality 5.0: Form and Adaptation through Art and Design
Keywords Normality, Society 5.0, Arts-based research, Design thinking, Visual methodologies
Date & Time Saturday, September 11th 13:00-18:00
Location Online

As with all fields, Art and Design face the challenge of adapting to what is commonly referred to as ‘the new normal’ following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Recognizing complexity of the ‘old’ normal and balancing that with new technologies, new trends and new information is at the core of much art, design, theory and practice. Adapting invites revisiting, re-making, re-doing, re-enacting, reconsidering and rewriting, but without ignoring the lessons that all previous ‘normals’ teach us. In this session, we will explore how Art and Design contribute to innovation through thinking, making and writing about our global and local normal. At TGSW2021, we will organize online international sessions including a keynote speech and oral presentations. A session of student-delivered lightning talks (2–3 minute presentations) will also be held. We are calling for papers on topics specifically related to the session theme, but broader topics related to the subject of Art and Design are also welcome. Abstracts will all be reviewed by the Review Committee comprising our faculty and external reviewers/scholars from industries, governmental organizations, and other academic fields.

Session No. 4-8
Title International Alumni & Student Networking – Welcome & Tsukuback!
Keywords International alumni network, Sustinable & loose connections to University of Tsukuba, Toward University of Tsukuba 50th Anniversary
Date & Time Saturday, October 30th  19:00-22:00
Location Online

By way of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Tsukuba and capitalizing on the accelerating pace of digital transformation in the post-COVID-19 era, we strive to build win-win networks that connect our university, international alumni, current and incoming international students, and Japanese alumni overseas by attaching added value to the identity of Tsukuba students and alumni.
More specifically, we interact with each other by introducing different cases of overseas alumni associations and activities of current international student associations in different countries. For instance, a virtual campus tour is prepared by our current international students. Accordingly, we provide various activities to promote and share our university heritage.
Today the style of communication has shifted from onsite human exchanges to online virtual interactions. As special barriers begin to fade, we connect with international alumni and current international students to imagine the future together in this new era.

Session No. 4-9
Title 7th South East Asia Collaborative Symposium on Energy Materials (SACSEM7)
Keywords Energy Materials, Materials Innovation, Collaboration with South East Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia
Date & Time November (TBC) (TBC)
Location Online

The aim of the symposium is to promote academic communication, collaboration, and exchange of students between universities in Southeast Asia and research institutes in Tsukuba particularly focusing energy and environmental materials such as photovoltaic materials, fuel cell catalysts, battery, and photo-materials.

Session No. 4-10
Title Fight against COVID-19 pandemic and Medical Crisis _Urgent Report and Updates from Brazil_
Keywords COVID-19, pandemic, Medical Crisis, International Cooperation, "Good health and well-being"
Date & Time (TBC) 9:00-10:30
Location Online

The pandemic of COVID-19 has not stopped spreading around the world and many countries are on the verge of a Medical crisis. In particular, shortages of medical personnel and medical supplies are becoming more and more serious. Some countries are on a collapse of health care due to increased deaths associated with limited access to Medical care. Under such circumstances, the Hospital of Santa Cruz in Brazil and our university are sharing mutual knowledge and experiences to overcome this difficult situation. In this session, we will first share an urgent report from Brazil, which is struggling on the front lines of COVID-19. Then, experts from both Brazil and Japan will discuss this experiences to overcome this crisis together, and we will consider what we can do now in terms of international exchange and cooperation.

Session No. 4-11
Title Universe Evolution and Matter Origin
Keywords universe, elementary particles, quark nuclear matters, antarctic astronomy
Date & Time 11 Sep 2021 (Sat) 12:50-21:10
Location Online

In order to answer various questions in basic natural science especially about the evolution of the universe and the origin of matter, University of Tsukuba has formed a basic science research center “Tomonaga Center for the History of the Universe” (TCHoU) in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. TCHoU includes the following 4 divisions; (1)Antarctic Astronomy, (2)Elementary Particles, (3)Quark Nuclear Matters, and (4)Photon and Particle Detectors. These 4 divisions are trying to cooperate together to find out the “dark-” matter, energy and galaxies and to understand the origin of matter, phase transition and structure formation as well as their fluctuation and evolution. This session is to share the understanding of our fields and to discuss about the next step.

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