Osaka City University Leading Program Symposium 2014 was held
The Osaka City University Leading Program Symposium was held on December 5, 2014 (Fri). The theme of the symposium was “Invitation to a Doctorate,” but not only was the leading program the target, we aimed to communicate the attraction of the doctoral program for Osaka City University students, why get a doctorate now, and provided an opportunity to widely think about these ideas.
Mr. Takeshi Uenoyama, Fellow of Panasonic Corporation conducted the keynote lecture with the title, “Leading Program and Expectations for Doctoral Degree Holders.” Furthermore, on behalf of young corporate researchers working in companies who have completed their doctorates at the Graduate School of Engineering at our university, four graduates gave earnest speeches regarding their own experiences and sending out messages to undergraduates. In the panel discussion between all speakers and the organizers of the symposium, many questions were raised from current students, and the venue was full of excitement.
From students who participated in the symposium, there was a lot of feedback similar to the following: “I was reminded of the importance of finding what my interests are/what is worth doing, and continuing to put effort into research,” and “I was able to realize there will be more and more opportunities within companies in the future because of the doctorate degree the researcher has obtained.” Furthermore, feedback similar to the following was heard from the teaching staff: “Along with being reminded of the importance of educating doctorate-level human resources at universities, there is a renewed determination in going forward with education/research with the utmost effort.” Not only was the symposium for the students, but it also became a meaningful experience for the teaching staff. At Osaka City University, we are planning to hold symposiums such as this one next year and beyond.
|Date||Dec. 5, 2014 13:00~|
|Place||Auditorium at the Faculty of Engineering|
|Contact||Leading Program Support Office