Six University Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research

6-University Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research (6U-HAPPIER)

Messsage from the Coordinator

Member Schools related to the fields of engineering in Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Osaka University, and Kyushu University established the partnership for the human asset promotion in twofold.
One is an exchange program of personnel started in 2005. This program is targeted at younger faculty members, who are expected to become future leaders. Our other goals include knowledge sharing and a more streamlined cooperation and co-evolution across the member universities. They are to spend three years in another university before returning to work at their home university. The overall intention is to expand and broaden research interests, to build human networks, and promote exchange among different university cultures.
The other is joint human asset development initiatives named ACE (Academic Career Enhancement) for the young faculty members. In 2022, an exchange workshop program for assistant professors in 6U was held to discuss on ideal education and research.
Through these two activities, we expect expansion of view and network which contributes for further activation of education and research activities of member universities.

Jun-ichi Takada
Dean of School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Tech, and Coordinator of 6U-HAPPIER
August 2022
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