The course at AIU has begun.

The students traveled to AIU after the two-week session in the U.S., and studied about the concept of “Local Contribution of Universities” in Japan by interviewing university faculty and staff members and visiting local governments, companies and associations. In addition, they visited two other universities in Akita; Akita Prefectural University and Akita University, to understand their way of contributing to local society.

Interview with President Suzuki of AIU

Interview with President Suzuki of AIU

Interview with AIU staff member of Career Development Center

Interview with AIU staff member of Career Development Center

Visiting Jizaiya, a local green tourism house

Visiting Jizaiya, a local green tourism house

Visiting Takashimizu, a sake brewery in Akita

Visiting Takashimizu, a sake brewery in Akita

Lecture by Dr. Yoshimitsu Taniguchi at Akita Prefectural University

Lecture by Dr. Yoshimitsu Taniguchi at Akita Prefectural University

Lecture by Dr. Jun Hamada at Akita University

Lecture by Dr. Jun Hamada at Akita University

The students are preparing for reports and their final group presentation between interviews and field studies. The final presentation will be held at the AIU Lecture Hall on July 17 (Fri), 2015.