Assoc. Prof. Hasegawa visited 5-different universities in Germany and France from September 14th to 22nd.
Associate Professor Yasuhiro Hasegawa
Assoc. Prof. Yasuhiro Hasegawa visited Technical University of Dresden and Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany from September 14th to 16th. He met Dr. Andy Thomas and discussed about future plan of accepting Saitama University’s students into the institute as one of Lab-to-Lab project. Dr. Andy said he welcomed to accept the students who want to study in abroad for short-term stay, typically 2 weeks, and the institute and the university are located in the city center of Dresden, the prospective students required proper English skills to study and communicate with colleagues there. As a future plan, the affiliations would be one of the partners with Saitama University under the negotiation.
And he also visited Max Planck institute for intelligent systems and University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany from September 18th to 19th. He met Prof. Matthias Krüger and talked about exchange program of students in future as Lab-to-Lab program. German Ph. D students generally have to join internship for several months. Prof. Matthias proposed joining Saitama University for German students as short-term internship in Japan. Since Prof. Matthias will move his affiliation for his promotion, the specific plan for the exchange program did not built; however, Prof. Matthias was definitely interested in the exchange program with Saitama University. Therefore, we will continue this plan.
He moved to Paris and visited UNESCO and ESPCI in Paris from September 20th to 21st. UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is one of the affiliations of United Nations. He met Yui Arimatsu, Junior Professional Officer and a staff member of Hiroshima University. She explained the organization of UNESCO and proposed a possibility of being intern for those who are interested in UNESCO, including Saitama University students. Of course, the language skill of not only English also French is required to be regular staff member of UNESCO; however, the organization has a lot of section, for example, a division mainly run by Japanese who are workers on loan from the Ministry of Education or of Foreign Affairs, Japan. Therefore, there would be room for the students of master course who are interested in the work at UNESCO.
He went to ESPCI (L’École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris) and held a seminar, entitled “Study on fabrication of single crystal bismuth nanowire and measurement of its thermoelectric properties utilizing nano-processing”, which is one of Prof. Hasegawa’s recent topics. After doing the seminar, he talked with Prof. Benoît Roman about future plan of exchange students program and cooperation of the study through the bismuth nanowire. Since the conference will be held near Paris in 2018, Prof. Hasegawa plans to visit ESPCI with the nanowire sample and his students. And we continue to make a partnership through the study.
And he also visited Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve, Germany on September 22nd. Though the both universities have been made MoU, the track record for short-term exchange students are only there. Dr. Joost Kleuter, Head of international office, and Anne-Carolin Ahrberg request to send or accept regular students each other. Here, Prof. Hasegawa said that no student residence is one of the serious problems for the students from Saitama University and they replied the dormitory would be used for the students who stay there more than 6-month and they will help finding inexpensive apartment for the prospective students.
In this travel, Prof. Hasegawa visited 5-different affiliation totally. The counterparts agreed to accept the short-term students. After recognizing the personality and skills of the students, he will move to phase for making MoU in future.