High School Students visit SFC through the “Sakura Science High School Program”

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Friday, June 28, 2019 – On Friday, June 14, high school students visited Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC) through the “Sakura Science Program.” Operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the program provides high school students from Asian countries with opportunities to come in contact with Japan’s advanced technologies and scientists.

Each year students visit SFC through the program, and this year 81 high school students and 12 supervising teachers visited from China, India, Thailand, and Brunei.

Professor Tatsuya Hagino, a chairperson of the GIGA Program from the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, gave a welcome speech in the Omega building. He described Keio University, the interdisciplinary curriculum and research at SFC, and the Global Information and Governance Academic Program (GIGA Program), in which all credits for graduation can be earned in English.

Next, Professor Yoko Hasebe from the same faculty gave an interactive session, in which the students watched a video on student life at SFC and actively participated in discussion among themselves and current students regarding their interests and what they want to do at SFC.

After the session, the high school students walked to the Italian restaurant “Tablier” through the lush campus. On their way, they saw the Fabrication Laboratory, which is equipped with 3D printers and other cutting-edge equipment. At the restaurant, the high school students enjoyed food while conversing with SFC students and staff.

Following lunch, a group photo was taken in front of Duck Pond.

Thank you very much for coming to SFC!