Associate Professor Edwin Chung, Director of Technology Innovation Center of Taylor’s University (Malaysia) visited Shizuoka University from June 2nd to June 5th for giving special lectures and exchanging opinions as part of the Program for promotion of global young students and researchers in interdisciplinary research and education of the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST).
This visit was organized by Associate Professor Tetsuo Narumi of the Graduate School of Science and Technology. The main purposes were enhancing creativity and international opening of our students and young researchers who belonged to the Graduate School of Science and Technology, as well as developing academic exchanges and collaborative research between the two universities.
Taylor’s University and Shizuoka University have deepened their friendship since last year, when Professor Al-Atabi, Dean of Graduate School of Engineering of Taylor’s University, visited Shizuoka University last September and since Shizuoka University participated in the International Workshop held at Taylor’s University last December.
The special lecture given by Professor Edwin Chang, "Engineering Design and Innovation", was held in Hamamatsu campus over three days. 32 graduate, undergraduate students and researchers participated in the first day of the lectures. Professor Chang explained that, by switching ideas, it is possible to raise the value of the present products, add new functionalities and create diverse systems. He also explained the importance of marketing strategies and effective presentation methods in commercializing a product which is already developed. He then eagerly answered questions from students. We believe that the students who attended this lecture received significant hints for their future research and activities in manufacturing.
Professor Edwin Chang paid a courtesy visit to Professor Naoharu Watanabe, Dean of Graduate School of Science and Technology, from whom he received an explanation of the program for promotion of global young student and researchers in interdisciplinary research and education of the Graduate School of Science and Technology. Various opinions about future collaboration activities between the two universities have been exchanged during this meeting with a meaningful outcome.
We hope that this visit will contribute to further development of the relations between Taylor’s University and Shizuoka University in the future.