Ideas-mining is a problem-solving tool developed by the University of Münster almost 20 years ago. The goal is to tackle a problem from various approaches, sometimes using unusual methods. These methods can then be applied in numerous areas, from business to scientific research, and even human resources. Creativity is the focus here, as Ideas-mining aims to disrupt the 9-5 working format, which its creators say is harmful to the creative process. “Ideas mining is a sort of adult playfulness” Bauhus Two delegates from the University of Münster: Mr. Wilhelm Bauhus and Ms. Lena Wobido, visited Hiroshima University to explore and exchange some methods of Ideas Mining. This was the third… Read more
Meet Emily! Meet Emily!Emily is an American high school student who joined us for the last month. At only 18 this new kid on our block impressed everyone here – not least for her Japanese language ability! We wish her a safe journey back to the States and all the best for the future. Hiroshima University Researchさんの投稿 2017年8月2日(水) Emily is an American high school student who joined us for the last month. At only 18 this new kid on our block impressed everyone here – not least for her Japanese language ability! We wish her a safe journey back to the States and all the best for the future.
An international seminar held at Hiroshima University, 13th and 14th November, discussed how decentralization of the nation state could breed peace in an increasingly unstable world. With xenophobia developing in many regions of the world, including Europe – where migrants continue to flow in from West Asia and North Africa, and in East Asia – where nuclear and territorial disputes are heightening tensions between nations, some might wonder if democratic peace is on the brink. Opening Session At the same time, politics with decisions made at a level closer to the people and to their daily lives is increasingly seen as an important development for the democratization of societies, and… Read more
Symposium on Support for Researchers Publishing in English: From the Perspective of Institutional Administration
This symposium was held to bring together those engaged in supporting researchers writing in English at universities and institutions in Japan. Rather than focusing on enhancing individual skills in academic writing in English, the symposium instead provided participants the opportunity to share their assessment and analysis of institutional initiatives related to this important topic. Organizer: Hiroshima University Writing Center Cooperator: Japan Society of English for Research (J-SER) Writing Center 1-2-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima, Japan 739-8512 TEL: +81-82-424-6202 Symposium on Support for Researchers Publishing in English Symposium on Support for Researchers Publishing in English:From the Perspective of Institutional AdministrationSaturday, November 18, 2017This symposium was held to bring together those engaged… Read more
Wunderbar! The Impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Discussing Germany and Japan The German Research Foundation (DFG), called into HU’s Faculty Club Wednesday last to discuss how the humanities and social sciences can maintain relevance in an increasingly skeptical world. A very well attended symposium saw Prof. Peter Strohschneider, President of the DFG, and Prof. Julika Griem, Vice President, remind the audience of the importance of these subjects, and how they are under pressure from institutions, and societies craving “groundbreaking answers” and research with “impact” – functions such subjects are ill equipped to provide. Political populism was also singled out as being unkind to reasoned, academic debate. HU… Read more
March 14th 2017 saw Hiroshima University host guests from near and far for our symposium: Nurturing Global SciComm Talent, Projecting Japan’s Science to the World. With speakers and guests from Ireland, USA, Germany, New Zealand, UK, and of course Japan it made for an interesting exchange of ideas.
Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse Interview Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse spoke to us during his visit to campus. There is some really good advice here for students and researchers of all ages. Timing guide to questions:- 0.00.13 On collaboration between disciplines- 0.00.48 Should scientists be more politically involved?- 0.01.34 Youth or experience – which is more important?- 0.02.35 Should scientists be trained in science communication?- 0.03.11 Coping with disappointment as a young scientist- 0.04.02 Should we be aiming for awards?- 0.04.55 Any other advice for students?Music tracks used in video: 1. Corporate (Success)2. Follow Your Dreams3. Corporate (Uplifting)All from the album Corporate & Motivational by Scott Holmes –… Read more
The International Science Communication Team hosted workshops for Hiroshima University researchers in early November 2016. During the three-hour event, participants practiced their skills at introducing their research to broad audiences in written form and giving verbal interviews for international journalists. This event has provided a foundation to foster their dedication and enthusiasm for sharing their results with the public and potential collaborators. The Research Planning Office will continue to provide scence communication skill building opportunities for the Hiroshima University community in the future. The workshops were led by the Science Communication Fellow, Caitlin Devor. Click the link below to see the original advertisement for the event. faculty-scicomm-workshop-advert
Hiroshima University hosted the 2012 Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine, Sir John Gurdon and Professor Shinya Yamanaka. The Professors came to campus on March 7, 2016 and spoke to the university community at a public lecture event that was attended by faculty, students, staff, and local high school students. Click the link below to read a summary of the event, including Sir Gurdon’s tour of the Amphibian Research Center. Video clips of the two lectures are also available! Nobel Winners Visit Hiroshima University March 2016 Sir John Gurdon speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/181023042290955/ Professor Shinya Yamanaka speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/185344838525442/
‘The 4-D Nucleome 2014’ will be held in Hiroshima, Japan In 1944, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger published a book entitled “What Is Life?” in Ireland. Seventy years later, you might get a hint of the answer by exploring the world of “4D Nucleome” in Japan. The latest advances in understanding the principles behind the three-dimensional organization of the cell nucleus in space and time (the 4th dimension) will be presented at an international conference, “The 4D Nucleome 2014,” in Hiroshima, Japan, from December 17 to 20, 2014. The conference will be hosted by the Research Center for the Mathematics on Chromatin Live Dynamics (RCMCD) of Hiroshima University. The conference… Read more