The outcomes of the "Special Programs" are introduced here.
We developed a challenger badge system to encourage students to be active at contests, hackathons, and other extracurricular activities.
This system has established an environment to recognize and encourage students' extracurricular activities that are difficult to evaluated by credit or grades.
The number of challenger badges granted is increasing yearly. By collaborating with the event organizers, we are increasing the number of Challenger Badge official events to grant badges to more students.
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Students who participated in a regional hackathon, a Challenger Badge official event, developed applications on healthcare with other universities and high school students. They made presentations about their applications and ideas, and won awards including a top prize.
It creates a virtuous circle in which friendly competition with students from inside and outside the university prompts them to hone their development skills and earn their Challenger Badges, which further motivates them to participate in more events.
|Health Hackathon and Ideathon organized by a regional company|
|Study abroad at Dalian in China|
|"NASA International Space Apps Challenge" (held at the University of Aizu as a regional venue)|
|Ideathon using regional transportation open data|
|Workshop to assemble and make an original smart speaker|
Discussions with students and faculty members have been implemented to discuss new proposals and plans for future globalization.
This makes the Top Global University Project be understood not only by faculty members but also by students, which facilitates our efforts.
The initiatives of the project progress at a university-wide level.
By using the chance to think and speak out about the globalization of the university, more and more students are increasing awareness on the roles in the process and becoming actively involved in the university's activities.
By listening to the real voices of students, we have promoted our project in a way that fits the needs of students. In addition, we invited outside lecturers to acquire a wider perspective and realize an open and multicultural campus.
The University of Aizu is blessed with an international exchange environment, with about 40% of the faculty members being non-Japanese. We held a world cultural fair to show and make citizens feel close to our university's internationality.
Not only citizens but also international students, faculty members, and their families participated in it and exchanged cultural experiences with each other.
Also, we sometimes provide international food in the cafeteria as a special lunch menu. Please refer to the following URL.