The University of Aizu Gazette No.22 November 2005




The University selected in MEXT's "Strategic Fund for Establishing the International HQs of Universities"

International exchange agreements are concluded with two universities in Moscow

New doctors

Faculty Personnel Affairs

Academic Conferences and Events

  • CSSC held
  • Open campus (summer and autumn stages)
  • PC Koshien 2005
  • Report on public lectures
  • Report on multimedia seminars


The University selected in MEXT's "Strategic Fund for Establishing the International HQs of Universities"

 In April, the University of Aizu was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for the "Strategic Fund for Establishing the International HQs of Universities." The Ministry, to deal with global mega-competition for knowledge and realize a competitive research environment in Japanese universities that will attract outstanding scholars from both Japan and abroad, launched this funding project in fiscal 2005.
The University of Aizu will aim to establish a position to lead international learned societies as a center of international cooperation in basic research and development in the field of computer science and engineering, produce numerous original researches, and, at the same time, nurture world-class researchers.
An international headquarters, headed by Professor Sagawa, was established on campus. Through the headquarters, the University holds meetings and concludes international exchange agreements with foreign universities, accepts researchers, dispatches students to partner universities, and organize lectures for understanding foreign cultures and other projects, in an effort to build a center of international exchange.
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International exchange agreements are concluded with two universities in Moscow

 In September, the University concluded international exchange agreements with Moscow Institute of Radioengineering, Electronics and Automation (MIREA) and with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Professor V. Ryzhii's past exchanges became the foundation of these agreements. Exchanges in education and research and a student exchange program will be further promoted.
The University of Aizu has now concluded international exchange agreements with five universities (as of November 2005).



Ÿ New doctors

 On September 20, the 2005 autumn presentation of doctoral theses was held in the Lecture Hall, and three students became doctors. During the presentation, each student gave a presentation of the thesis for about half an hour, which included description of the process leading up to the competition of the thesis, and faculty advisors and the Dean of the Graduate School gave words of encouragement.
Among the presenters, Shuichi Matsuzaki and Ashraf Uddin Ahmed will continue their research as researchers at other Japanese universities. Hesham Hamed Amin is expected to teach at a university in his native country.
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Faculty Personnel Affairs

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Center for Language Research
Assistant Professor
Deborah C. Turk
As of June 1, 2005


Software Engineering Center
Associate Professor
Nenad Stankovic As of September 1, 2005


Computer Industry Laboratory
Professor
Shigeru Kanemoto
As of October 1, 2005


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Shape Modeling Laboratory
Associate Professor
Wenxi Chen
As of July 1, 2005


Computer Arts Laboratory
Professor
Michael Cohen
As of October 1, 2005

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Computer Arts Laboratory
Associate Professor
Carl W. Vilbrandt
As of May 31, 2005

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University Business Innovation Center
Visiting Researcher
Carl W. Vilbrandt
As of June 1, 2005



Academic Conferences and Events

  • Computer Science Summer Camp (CSSC) held

  • cssc  On August 6 to 9, the Computer Science Summer Camp (CSSC) was held at the University of Aizu and other locations. Participating in the CSSC were 61 junior and senior high school students from Japan and 19 junior high school students from Dalian, China. They learned the basics of programming and CG, came into contact with the culture of Aizu, and promoted exchange. This year, the University also organized a follow-up seminar for the CSSC participants.



  • Open campus

  •  This year's open campus was held in the summer (August 5) and autumn (October 8).
     For the summer stage, there were some 450 participants. In addition to the showing of laboratories and university information session, there were simulated lectures by Professor Sugiyama, Assistant Professor Otsuyama, Associate Professor Lambacher, Assistant Professor Dehart, a campus tour conducted by the students, and a workshop to give hands-on experience with workstations. The high school students who came to the event liked it very much.
     In the autumn stage, some 340 people participated. Private consultations on entrance exams as well as lectures on English mock exams, explanations on the answers, and advice on the trends of the exams were given. The event was attended by a large number of high school students and their parents. The number was close to double the number participating in the event last year.
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  • PC Koshien 2005

  •  On November 5 (Sat.) and 6 (Sun.), the 3rd High School PC Contest "PC Koshien 2005" was held in the Auditorium of the University of Aizu. This year, 1,125 students forming 434 teams from all over Japan entered the contest. Those who made it through the preliminaries, 30 teams of 80 students in all, competed in the programming and digital contents divisions for technical merit and expression. The results are posted at http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/pc-concours/.


  • Report on public lectures

  • publiclecture  Six public lectures have been held since June, which attracted more participants than last year. In "A new age of solar and planetary sciences opened up by the space probe HAYABUSA" given by Associate Professor Junichi Watanabe of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Professor Akira Fujiwara of JAXA/ISAS on September 19 (Mon.), 150 citizens attended.
     In a program for dispatching the University's faculty members at the request of organizations that make the application for a public lecture, six such public lectures have been organized by October, three more than last year.



  • Multimedia seminars

  •  The University-Business Innovation Center held multimedia seminars for the general public with the purpose of industrial promotion and advancement of science and culture. The seminars were held on 3D CG, basic intranet, etc. A large number of participants eagerly studied about CG movie production technology and basic LAN technology
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