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Akita University

At Akita University, we aim to develop human resources who are capable of playing a leading role in 21st century Japan and the international community. To this end, the university’s ultimate goal, which applies to all its educational programs, is to cultivate students with rich personal qualities that are underpinned by a wide-ranging education, in-depth expertise and a high level of ethics.

Based on this goal, Akita University welcomes applications from prospective students who, having obtained the basic academic abilities required to study specialist content in their chosen field at university level, possess the following kinds of qualities and ambitions:

  1. People with a strong spirit of enquiry in their studies and who possess the creativity needed for further development
  2. People with a desire to contribute to regional development
  3. People who understand a range of issues facing humanity at the international level and who wish to help solve these

Akita University’s Basic Principles

  1. Promotion of world-class education and research
  2. A commitment to regional development and the resolution of global issues
  3. Development of capable human resources who can assume important roles both in Japan and overseas.

Mid-term Objectives and Plan

The purpose behind mid-term objectives and plan is for all national universities in Japan to provide an independent overview of the initiatives they have been involved in the six years since their incorporation as national university corporations. By doing this, in addition to fulfilling their original missions, universities can create robust frameworks enabling sound administration under competitive resource allocation-type models. In order to successfully implement these mid-term objectives and plan, the university needs to formulate concrete targets for each academic year during these six years (referred to as ‘annual plans’) and put them into practice while evaluating their degree of success.

Akita University recognizes that mid-term objectives and plan are of major significance in shaping the university’s future, which is why it is taking earnest steps to realize them. The specific content is as follows.

Faculties and Graduate Schools


  1. Faculty of International Resource Sciences
  2. Faculty of Education and Human Studies
  3. School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
  4. Faculty of Engineering Science

Graduate School :

  1. Graduate School of International Resource Sciences
  2. Graduate School of Education
  3. Graduate School of Medicine
  4. Graduate School of Engineering Science

Source : https://www.akita-u.ac.jp/

Faculty of  Enginering Kyushu University

Kyushu university its  Kyushu University was established in 1911 as one of the imperial colleges of Japan, which are currently known as the premier National Seven Universities and distinguish themselves as the most prestigious universities and remain the cream of the crop in research and education. Since the very beginning, the Faculty of Engineering has taken contributed to the development of science and technology as Japan’s 4th oldest engineering school.

The university is currently at the final state of relocating to the new flagship campus Ito campus, which will be upon completion, the largest university campus in Japan. Ito campus is the core of academic research city built on cooperation among industry, government, and academia utilizing state-of-the art facilities, creating unique environment of education, research and innovation.

Kyushu University is currently working to enhance its international profile under the government’s Top Global University project, while a number of engineering and technology subjects already have a top-100 QS world ranking. The number of international students is on the ride every year. Currently 2,089 students are from other countries.

Kyushu University is a member of RU (Research University) 11, consortium consisting of the top 11 Japanese research universities. Its membership shows that the university is highly active in reach not only in Japan but also internationally. The university is also active in cooperation with business and industry, facilitating seamless transaction between academic research and commercial development and application.

Kyushu University has five campuses which are all located in Fukuoka prefecture. Both historically and geographically, Fukuoka has been serving as Japan’s “Gateway to Asia” and is now home for the second biggest population of international students in Japan.
The city has been ranked as one of the world’s top 10 livable cities by Monocle Magazine and offers perfect living and educational environments for the students of Kyushu University.

The Faculty of Engineering of Kyushu University was founded as the College of Engineering of Kyushu Imperial University in January 1911. It produced its first graduates in 1914.

In 1919 the College of Engineering was reorganized as the Faculty of Engineering.

In 1947, following national education reforms, Kyushu Imperial University was renamed Kyushu University. Since that time the faculty has continued to expand, responding to the learning and societal needs of the times. Today it comprises six departments offering 11 courses, and one education and research facility, which together encompass almost every area of engineering. Each academic year has an enrollment of 804 students, making the faculty the largest general undergraduate faculty at Kyushu University. As of April 1, 2017, the cumulative total of graduates produced by the facility stood at 47,522 persons (5,363 persons under the old system, 42,159 persons under the new system).

Source : https://www.eng.kyushu-u.ac.jp/e/

Faculty of Earth Science, Geography and Territorial Planning University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria.

Since the foundation of USTHB, more than one hundred thousand students have studied in it. At nowadays, a community of nearly twenty-five thousand people is living on the campus, some twenty thousands of students and more than one thousand five hundred teachers and workers in administrative and technical services. Meanwhile, more than forty thousand students have been graduated up to now USTHB in different cycles (Degree, Master’s degree, and Doctorate…).

The mission of the university is the graduate and post-graduate education as well as the research of which the organization and management types are called to evolve along with the reformation of the Algerian university. Its ambition is to ensure a best education in accordance with international standards which doesn’t ignore humanities and how to enhance the student involvement in social issues.

  1.  Faculty of Earth Science, Geography and Land Planning

Source : https://www.usthb.dz/en

SCHOOL OF REGIONAL DESIGN, Utsyunomiya University

Source : https://www.utsunomiya-u.ac.jp/en/schools/regionaldesign.php

University Malaysia Kelantan,  Malaysia

The establishment of a university in Kelantan was made as a component in the Ninth Malaysia Plan to support the quality of human capital development in the higher education sector. The federal agreement was announced by the Prime Minister on the 31 March 2006 in the Ninth Malaysia Plan proposal.

The establishment of the university was approved in the Cabinet Meeting on 14 June 2006. The cabinet has specified that the philosophy of the curriculum in UMK should be based on entrepreneurship and enterprise education in all the study programmes. Therefore, taglines such as “Entrepreneurship is Our Thrust” and “Entrepreneurial University” are widely used to promote the philosophy of this university. Specialised studies for short and moderate term are grouped into three main fields of studies, namely:

a. Entrepreneurship and Business;

b. Creative Technology and Heritage;

c. Agro-Based Industry and Earth Sciences

Apart from the three fields of studies, the significant emphasis would be given to acquiring languages and the development of soft skills. These learning programs aim is to produce high-quality human capital with a first class mentality and exemplary entrepreneurship attributes. It is hoped that this would contribute to the global prosperity by improving the capability and capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), and also towards the development of a highly entrepreneurial commercial society. In line with all areas of study, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is employed as an enabler.

Faculty :

Source : https://www.umk.edu.my/index.php/en/

University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is an institution of higher education that produces human resources, experts and professionals in a variety of fields with the focus on the quality of graduates, quality of institutions, and quality of  the overall system.

With the vision to strive to be an innovative university of global standing, UMS strives to achieve academic excellence and international recognition through its attention to learning and teaching, research and publications, social services and balance in knowledge specialization.

The university also prioritizes the personal growth of its students, resulting in greater innovation and productivity for the benefit of society and the nation as a whole. UMS is committed to education transformation to fulfill the core aspirations outlined in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015–2025 (Higher Education) in preparing Malaysia’s youth to thrive in the complex and ever-changing future.

Source : https://ums.edu.my/

Hokkaido University

The history of Hokkaido University dates back to 1876, with the founding of Sapporo Agricultural College. Subsequently known as the Agricultural College of Tohoku Imperial University, and later, Hokkaido Imperial University, the institution settled on its present-day name in 1947, thereafter developing its current organizational system. Here, we showcase the university’s history since its 19th-century inception, while introducing the fundamental spirit that has been handed down through the generations and the admirable feats of our predecessors.

Through its cooperation with the university, community centers, local government, the private sector, and other stakeholders, the Hokkaido University Museum seeks out relationships that use its scientific specimens and academic resources to provide educational opportunities. The Museum also implements critical life-long learning and refresher courses for the general public as a part of its regional revitalization efforts.

Given such demands, an important objective of the museum is to share information both on campus and beyond, through the museum newsletter.


The Research Division at the Hokkaido University Museum is made up of three research groups. The Section of Fundamental Studies on Academic Resources and Specimens carries out basic research on scientific specimens and academic resources, along with activities to serve the needs of interdisciplinary research and educational utilization. The Section of Applied Studies on Academic Resources and Specimens carries out developmental research aimed at effective utilization of scientific specimens and academic resources as raw materials for education and research; it is also engaged in research related to specimen preservation.
The Section of Museum Education and Media Studies serves as a bridge between the Museum and the public, researching the student education characteristics of university museums. It also develops higher educational programs using video and archived image data. No long history of research in the fields of museum pedagogy and archival studies of moving image and research materials exists in Japan; the Section has drawn attention for its groundbreaking work in this area.

Source : https://www.museum.hokudai.ac.jp/english/


JAPAN SPACE SYSTEMS, a Japanese space agency and existing under the laws of Japan, having an address at The Kikai Shinko Kaikan building 6F, 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, JAPAN, hereinafter referred to as “JSS”.

JSS activities are harmonized and balanced research and development activities regarding total system (satellite system, launch system, ground system and remote sensing technologies) from satellite, ground and to their utilization field. In addition, the development of data processing and application technologies has also been conducted.

It is important to extract the information which user needs from the Earth observing data.
Some examples of “data to information” are shown.

  • Resources
    Information on potential prospecting region, logistics on exploitation planning, production status and environmental status accompanying production activities.
  • Environment
    Pollution information in the coastal area and inland lake, information of green spaces in urban environment, etc.
  • Disaster
    Information on damaged area by earthquake, status of land subsidence, flooded region and its temporal change, landslide distribution and collapsed volume, etc.
  • Land management: Information on land use change and coastal erosion, etc.
  • Regarding the space environment utilization, establishment of the database of commercial parts and technologies, establishment of the selection/evaluation and application guideline, and the preparation and promotion of the USERS user manual were conducted. (Source:  https://ssl.jspacesystems.or.jp/en/solutions/index.html)

Since March 31, 2021, JSS and the Faculty of Geological Engineering Universitas Padjadjaran have signed a memorandum of the Agreement. The purpose of Collaboration to develop academic, student internship and training, and research cooperation related in the field of geology and environmental management between Japan Space Systems and Faculty of Geological Engineering, Universitas Padjadjaran.

The first implementation of this cooperation is with the starting cooperation program is on Virtual International Internship Program for Undergraduate students where starting on May 2021 (Batch 1). The proposed internship program consists of Basic RS/GIS Data Analysis, Practical RS/GIS Data Analysis for Individual Case Study, Final report of the internship Final Presentation. Output of this internship is students can achieve what remote sensing and GIS are and make satellite data maps by QGIS. Internship students can apply basic RS/GIS data analysis techniques into their interesting fields. Japan Space Systems follow their progress.

The next internship program will give an opportunity to the student from  Faculty of Geological Engineering Universitas Padjadjaran to go to Japan and stay at Japan Space Systems office for a 1 (one) month internship program(depend on Covid condition and immigration regulation). JSS and Faculty of Geological Engineering Universitas Padjadjaran  also agree to develop the following collaborative activities in academic areas of interest, on a basis of equality and reciprocity: Research collaboration in the areas of mutual interest to both parties; Conduct of lectures and symposia.

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