Professor Dr. Kunio Yoshikawa of Tokyo Institute of Technology delivers two lectures at the Mini-theatre on June 20, 2013.

Professor Dr. Kunio Yoshikawa of Tokyo Institute of Technology

Photo by: Leo Tolibas

The lectures are on the “Successful Localization of Japanese Waste-to- Energy Technologies through Student Exchange” for MSU-IIT constituents, and for industries and LGUs, “Innovative Japanese Waste-to-Fuel Technologies: Viable Options for Fuel Cost Reduction”.

Yoshikawa’s lecture is part of the Japanese Professors Dispatch Program (JPDP) under the ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net).

The AUN/SEED-Net was developed during the ASEAN-Japan Summit Meeting in 1997 and aims to upgrade higher engineering education by organizing the engineering institutions’ network around the ASEAN region.

Supported by the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Phase 1 of the 5-year program began in 2003, and is now on its second phase of academic (scholarships for the Master’s and Doctorate programs) and collaborative research cooperation between its members.

Among the member institutions are from the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. They are classified into two categories: the Host Institutions (HI) and the Non-Host Institutions where the MSU-IIT belongs.

As a non-HI, MSU-IIT receives from the Japanese government academic and technical advice and special lectures in engineering and technology for its faculty and students.

(OC-OPI News Release)

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