ICU first year student Taiga Ogusu received a Student Activities Fund grant from JICUF in fall 2019. He and his group Entre organized an entrepreneurship event on February 7.
JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings Speaks at Institute of International Education Workshop in Vietnam
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Earlier this month, JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings was invited by the Institute of International Education to speak at a workshop in Vietnam on the topic of refugee higher education. JICUF’s scholarship program for Syrian students, the Syrian Scholars Initiative, is the only private sponsorship program hosted by a university in Japan and has garnered much interest among the international community. ICU Professor Osamu Arakaki also participated in the workshop.
ICU doctoral student Jenni Fajardo received a JICUF grant of ¥140,000 in winter term 2016 to organize a series of workshops to help ICU students improve their presentation and business communication skills. Five workshops took place from May 19th to June 16th, with a different speaker and topic in each session. We asked participants to share their experiences.
ICU hosted the 13th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL 13) from May 25th to 28th. Senior Associate Professor Tomoyuki Yoshida received a grant from JICUF last year and played a central role in bringing the workshop to Japan for only the second time in its history. The four-day conference which had close to 100 participants was dedicated to former ICU linguistics professor Dr. Kazuko Inoue, who recently passed away.
On May 27th, ICU Senior Associate Professor Eckhard Hitzer (physics) organized a one-day workshop on campuus entitled “Sustainable University Development with a Focus on Renewable Energy (SUDre 2017).” The workshop explored how universities could switch to renewable energy, and was partially funded by a grant from JICUF. The successful event was attended by close to 120 people.
ICU Professor Norie Takazawa, who specializes in modern French history, received a grant of ¥400,000 from the JICUF during the Fall Term to convene a workshop on “Considering Early Modern Society and Social Status from the Gender Perspective.”