CA Joins the Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science
Edited by MBejo
The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) an institution responsible for the implementation of science and technology policy in Japan, and the Kobe University, the leading national university located in Kobe, Hyōgo Japan, opens an opportunity for students of UPLB-CA to join a program carried out under the framework of Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Exchange Program in Science).
The concept of the program is to facilitate exchanges of students between Asia and Japan, who will play a crucial role in the field of Science and Technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government. It allows short-term visits of competent students to Japan. This program aims to raise the interest of students toward leading Japanese science application and technologies developed at Kobe University, Faculty of Agriculture.
The criteria for students to be invited to join the program were based on their general weighted average and Socialized Tuition System (STS) brackets C, D, and E.
Participants of the program are all CA students. They were Jaime P. Bautista, Nadine B. Coronado, Dianne Joy D. Driodoco, Harold C. Elago, Ma. Cristina R. Ilano, Meryll M. Manalastas, Justine Christian N. Mulig, Jane Margot L. Papas, James L. Tababa, and Sarah Vanessa I. Vera. The program was held last 18 – 27 July 2016.
The activities of the program include lectures on advanced techniques for crop production, plant protection, animal production (I and II), and food production (I and II). It also includes visit to Herb Garden with a glasshouse for medicinal herb, Kobe Science Museum, SAKE (rice wine) Company, Sasayama Field Station, Hyogo Next Farm, Kobe University Farm, and a guided laboratory tour interaction.
Dr. Maria Cynthia R. Oliveros, CA Faculty and College Secretary, plays a key role in the success of this Exchange Program Activity. (LBColumbres)