FY2021 The University of Tokyo UGIP Global Workshop on Thinking About International Activities to be held

The University of Tokyo Global Internship Program (UGIP) is a program newly launched in FY2019 to help students from the arts and humanities as well as the sciences to become global human resources able to thrive on the global stage.
This year’s Daikin Industries program will be held online through a collaborative program with the Tokyo College* via Zoom, as the FY2021 University of Tokyo UGIP Global Workshop on Thinking About International Activities, as an alternative format to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This workshop, through sessions and group work, is intended to help students who are considering possible international careers in the future to reaffirm and make more concrete their own visions of what they would like to do internationally.

The participation of faculty members who would be able to advise on group work will be welcome.
* The Tokyo College was established in 2019 as an interface between the University of Tokyo and researchers and research institutions around the world.

  • Date
    and time

    10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Friday, 11 March 2022
  • Format

  • Participant

    Undergraduate students (in the earlier or latter stages of their programs), Master's degree graduate students, doctoral program graduate students, and faculty of the University of Tokyo
  • Prior

  • Application

    Apply using the application form below linked in the UTAS forum announcement "Program Announcement: FY2021 University of Tokyo UGIP Global Workshop on Thinking About International Activities."
    Information on how to participate on the day of the program will be sent to the email address you registered when applying.
    Note: Applications will no longer be accepted when the number of available spaces have been filled.
  • Deadline

    Wednesday, 9 March 2022 (This event has already taken place.)
  • Cost

    Free of charge
  • URL

    Information on regular UGIP programs can also be found.
    See below for more information.
  • Co-sponsors

    The University of Tokyo and Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  • Contact

    The University of Tokyo Global Internship Program
    UTokyo Global Internship Program (UGIP)
    External Relations Department, The University of Tokyo
    7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654, Japan
    Email: global-internship.adm*
    (replace the asterisk with "@" before sending)
    Tel.: +81-3-5841-2541
  • Program

    (1) Presenter sessions
    ・ What are "global human resources"?
    ・ Personal experiences overseas
    ・ Differences by region of activities
    ・ Advantages of industry-academy collaboration
    (2) Group work
    Preparatory topics:
    Students are asked to consider the following topics before participating in this program.
    Prepare one PowerPoint slide summarizing the following three points by the day of the workshop:
    ● What do you want to do overseas?
    ● Why is it important to do it overseas instead of in your home country?
    ● What kind of human resource do you want to be?
  • Lecturer

    Michael Facius, Assoc. Prof., Tokyo College
    Naoko Hosokawa, Special Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow), Tokyo College
    Eureka Foong, Special Researcher (Postdoctoral Fellow), Tokyo College
    Yuya Saito, Daikin Open Innovation Laboratory Silicon Valley, Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Note: Simple interpretations will be provided for the parts presented by English speakers.