International Activities

INTERNATIONAL CONSORTIUM OF UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA FOR THE DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (IC-GU12)

In July 2012, the UGSAS-GU held the international conference and discussed to conclude the IC-GU with 9 universities of 6 countries. At the 2nd international conference in July 2013, IC-GU12 has been concluded officially, and its activities have been started.

At present, 18 universities of 8 countries including Japan are members of IC-GU12.
We expect to recognize three positive outcomes of the consortium in the student; "global communication skill," "Collaborative research development skill" and "practical education and research experience". Global communication skill consists of English proficiency acquired through research practices and poster presentations in international academic conferences. Collaborative research development skill can be developed based on multi-perspectives of teamwork in identifying and solving the problems through on-site researches with the faculty staff/students in IC-GU12 members. And practical education and research experience is acquired by pragmatic experiences of overseas internship and research collaboration. Along with the outcomes, we ultimately aim to foster the so-called "GLOCAL leaders" who can contribute to human society as a local leader and a global leader as well.

IC-GU12 Member Universities (As of April 1, 2017)

  • University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Guangxi University (China)
  • Assam University (India)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India)
  • Andalas University (Indonesia)
  • Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)
  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Sebelas Maret University (Indonesia)
  • University of Lampung (Indonesia)
  • Instiut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Kasetsart University (Thailand)
  • King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)
  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam)
  • Thuyloi University (Vietnam)
  • National University of Laos (Laos)
  • Shizuoka University (Japan)
  • Gifu University (Japan)

Major Activities of IC-GU12, 2015

The 4th UGSAS-GU Roundtable & Symposium 2015

The three-day UGSAS-GU Roundtable and Symposium 2015 based on the IC-GU12 alliance started on August 25 in Gifu, and it closed a curtain with a great success on August 27. The UGSAS-GU (doctoral course) of Gifu University, its Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences (master's course) and the Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology (master's course), Shizuoka University hosted this event, and it included 14 member universities and three observing universities from seven Asian countries all together.

At the roundtable meeting on the first day, as many as 91 academic and scientific professionals including invited vice- president/chancellor and young researchers/alumni(ae) of the IC- GU12 partners and the UGSAS-GU made progress reports about Dual/Double Degree Program (DDP/DPDP), Sandwich Program and public relations for the consortium, and they also actively made some proposals for the future of the consortium.

The conclusion of Double / Dual PhD Degree Program

UGSAS-GU had concluded Double/Dual PhD Degree Program with 4 universities which are members of IC-GU12 by 2015. Henceforth, we will promote the program with other universities of IC-GU12.

The staus of conclusion

  • Double PhD Degree Program
    • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) , September 2015
    • Guangxi University (China), March 2015
    • Kasetsart University (Thailand), February 2016
  • Dual PhD Dgree Program
    • University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), December 2013
The establishment of Lab station

UGSAS-GU established Lab stations at 4 universities of IC-GU12. All the staffs and the students of IC-GU12 are able to use these Lab stations. We will promote utilization of Lab station and go forward with research exchange.

Location

  • Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), December 2014
  • Sebelas Maret University (Indonesia), December 2015
  • University of Dhaka (Bangladesh), December 2015
  • Kasetsart University (Thailand) ,February 2016
UGSAS-GU, JAPAN International Workshop with Sebelas Maret University 2015

On November 30 and December 1, with the support of Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences and Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University and Sebelas Maret University (UNS), the UGSAS-GU held the 2nd International Workshop, whose main theme was Science of Biological Environment, at Solo Paragon Hotel in Solo city Indonesia. This workshop has been held to promote globalization of the universities and communication with local industries since last year. Dr. Ravik Karsidi,President of UNS, and Dr. F.Suzuki, Executive Director(International Affairs and Public Relations) of Gifu University gave the keynote lecture. Prof. M. Senge and Prof. Y. Mukai introduced about the course, Prof. K. Hiramatsu, Associate Prof. T. Onishi, Assistant Prof. I. Hirota and two professors from UNS introduced about their studies. The workshop included other speeches, such as introduction of Experimental Stations for Rivers which is Indonesian local company.

About 110 audiences paid close attention to the presentations and made an active discussion. On this occasion, Mr. Taufik Al Makmun, UNS international office and Mr. C. Sako, international planning division, Gifu Univ. had a meeting about international relations business and companionship in the future.

The following networking session provided the participating students and researchers with a great opportunity to meet local industries and promote their globalization.

The opening ceremony of IC-GU 12 Lab station

UGSAS-GU held the opening ceremony of lab station. At the opening ceremony, Prof Samanhudi, Vice Dean of Faculty of Agriculture,UNS and Dr. Masateru Senge, Dean, UGSAS conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of its operation and confirmed the newly equipped devices. The station will be operated as a major research base for the faculty staff and students of the IC-GU12 members under the observation of Associate Prof. Widyatmani Sih Dewi, UNS.

Research Internship

Five students of the UGSAS-GU respectively participated in the Research Internship at Bogor Agricultural University, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Andalas University. The research activities in the unfamiliar environment made the participants confused, but where they implemented a lot of unique researches and obtained new data and perspectives about their researches. After the program, their report also contributed to motivate the other students.