No. Session Title Session Organizer(s) Title Affiliation Session Details (Provisional)
1. Innovative Thinking and Collaboration with Societies in the History of Buddhism and Christianity

Chizuko Yoshimizu Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Doctoral Program in Philosophy, International Education and Research Laboratory Program Within a religious tradition, a new and innovative thought is often evoked by the encounter with a different culture or in relation with diverse societies. Buddhism dynamically changed into Mahāyāna Buddhism whose ideal is not only one’s own awakening but the salvation of all people. In the course of its dissemination to Asia and America, Christianity has transformed itself adapting to local societies. The present session aims to discuss the universal humanistic question of how human beings create new ideas committing to other individuals and societies by reviewing the history of these two world religions.
2. Exploring Innovations in Universities, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences for Improving Social Innovation

Yutaka Tsujinaka Professor, Director of Institute of Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences Faculty of Humanities and Socila Sciences Because the market, government, and non-profit sector (civil society) fail to deal with various global issues and social problems, expectations run high for the so-called social innovation. Social innovation is an attempt to solve social problems by using commercial capital, for example. Before further expanding this new approach to various issue areas, however, we first need to accurately measure the impact of social investment on policy outcomes. The central aim of the symposium is to explore how the humanities, the social sciences, and universities can contribute to improving the accuracy of impact measurement.
3. Collaborating with/for the Future: Emerging Natural-Social Sciences

Yasushi Uchiyamada Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences The future of humanity is of utmost concern to all scholars. In each field, we anticipate what the future could be, and observe and experiment with nature or culture to draw closer to it. We all “collaborate” with the future. This session recognizes that increasingly, scientists, engineers, and humanists must work together to grasp the future. The ethical, political, and cultural ramifications of environmental catastrophes, intensifying informatisation, and other radical shifts require that we collaborate for the future. This session explores how natural and social scientists, and engineers might reconfigure our practices to collaborate with one another for the future.
4. Wide BandGap Power Semiconductor Application for the Electric Power Distribution Equipment (Joint session with the 5th UTOP)

Noriyuki Iwamuro Professor Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences Silicon Carbide(SiC) power semiconductor devices are just started to apply for a several power electronics equipments such as home appliance, PCS for solar cell, etc. However, the SiC is believed to be suitable especially for ultra-high voltage power electronics applications. So,this session will be focused on the SiC power device application possibility and problems for the electric power distribution equipment.
5. Interdisciplinary workshop on science and patents 2016

Hiromasa Goto Associate Professor Division of Materials Science, Facuylty of Pure and Applied Sciences. University of Tsukuba Interdisciplinary workshop on Science and Patents (IWP) is an international workshop, which has been organized to communicate in wide range of physics, chemistry, medical science, biology, and agriculture. During IWP 2016 interdisciplinary lectures and poster communications will be presented on topics concerning international patents, physics, chemistry, biology, medical, and technologies for industry. Distinguished presentations are awarded in the closing ceremony.
6. Universe Evolution and Matter Origin

ShinIchi Esumi Associate Professor Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering In order to answer various questions in basic natural science especially about universe evolution and matter origin, our University of Tsukuba has recently formed a new basic science research center "Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering" (CiRfSE) in Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences. Our research Core for the History of the Universe includes the following 3 divisions; (1)Antarctic Astronomy, (2)Elementary Particles, and (3)Quark Nuclear Matters. These 3 divisions are trying to cooperate together to find out the "dark-" matter, energy and galaxies and to understand the origin of matter, phase transition and structure formation as well as their fluctuation and evolution. This session is to share the understanding of our fields and to discuss about the next step.
7. Green Innovation

Yutaka Moritomo Professor Center for Integrated Research in Fundamental Science and Engineering We will invaite reserchers from CRISMAT institute in France, National Synchrotron-Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) in Tiwan, and Stanfor University in UAS. During and after the sunmosium, we will discuss on-going andf future collaboration, to aply the 2016 core-to-core plogram by JSPS. We also invite resercher from NEC and NICM to reinforce the indusrty-academia-goverment collaboration.
8. Urban innovation: Health and Mobility

Sayaka Fujii Associate Professor Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems "Urban innovation" is the key of a big change in our cities, that are facing serious issues of aging society, aging infrastructure, global heating, the Great East Japan Earthquake, etc. The session is organized by the industry-government-academia cooperation with TOYOTA, Building Research Institute, and the faculty of Policy and Planning Science. Mobility, walkability, security, and healthcare of smart cities will be discussed comprehensively by inviting the leading academics from home and abroad.

Kyosuke Yamamoto Assistant Professor Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems The integration of the traditional engineerings, such as Mechanical. Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Energy and other Engineerings, opens a new world of possibilities. We feel a desperate need for a sustainable, resilient, safety and comfort society which should be matching our lifestyle in 21st century. Especially, a civil engineer plays an important role to integrate wide fields of engineering. This session will introduce the fruits of integrated engineering between civil and related ones.
10. From Ecology to Eco-Strategy: Shaping the Sustainability Pathways in Developing Nations

Motoo Utsumi Associate Professor Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences This session invites Prof. Dr. Zaini Ujang, Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water and former Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to give a special lecture on his experiences and vision on environmental and societal sustainability. The speaker, who is a leading water and environmental engineer and philosopher in the country, will share his analysis on how we can go beyond ad hoc responses to environmental issues and design ecosystems for sustainable development in developing nations to achieve both environmental and economic gains. The special lecture will be followed by open discussion with participants.
11. Education for International Human Resource Development through Overseas Internaship in Food and Bioresource Fields (Ag-ESD)

Yooichi Kainoh Professor Agricultural & Forestry Research Center We report on the conditions and outcomes of training programs in the areas of food, the environment, bioresources, and food production. We use information from businesses, universities, and laboratories conducting global operations and internships overseas, particularly in Southeast Asia, a region increasingly receptive to Japanese food production technologies and with which close relationships are expected going forward. We also discuss the opinions of experts from national research institutes on new training programs for nurturing students who thrive in industry, government, and academia in the future. We draw connections with the nurturing of personnel capable of building new global innovations.
12. Translational Research on Social, Affective, and Cognitive Behavior

Yuji Moro Professor Faculty of Human Sciences It has become increasingly important to apply the knowledge obtained from basic research to help enhance the well being of individuals in our society. This applies as well for researchers in the faculty of human sciences. However, “translational research” based on social and behavioral sciences has not advanced as rapid as research based on medical sciences. In this session, world-renown scientists in the fields of social psychology, comparative cognitive science, behavioral and social neuroscience will present their recent work emphasizing translational aspects of their findings.
13. Global prospection of Art and Design researches - cross-linking of Academia, government and Industry by art and design-

Masahiko Moriya Professor Faculty of Art and Design In the morning, we have an invited session which theme is “Shared Space”. We would like to invite Mr. Ben Hamilton-Baillie, the director of Hamilton-Baillie Associates, from UK as a keynote speaker. He has pioneered the introduction of new approaches to integrated place-making and traffic engineering in the UK, in mainland Europe and in other countries, and planed “Exhibition Road”, “Ashford” etc.
In the afternoon, we would like to organize open presentation sessions, which we will ask to review the papers of internationally-called-for by the human resources of our faculty, as well as to ask for participations of researchers of other organizations and countries. Organized sessions are composed of two different presentation styles, i.e. oral presentation and panel presentation. This is to promote the presence of Postgraduate Degrees, namely PhD Degrees in Art, Design and World Cultural Heritage Studies in the University of Tsukuba, which our educational system have awarded in the last forty years. As the external reviewers, we expect scholars from industries, governmental organization, and academic fields.
14. Borderless Challenges of Global Aging: Role of Young Power 2016

Nanako Tamiya Professor Faculty of Medicine Medical Science, and Humanities & Social Science have hold a joint seminar called “Borderless Challenges of Global Aging: Role of Young Power” since 2012. In this seminar, students learn about the situation and social issues in aging and aged countries, and discuss the role and power of young people for challenging these issues using interdisciplinary and comparative research methods. This year the focus is on “end-of-life”. Our students will present their work at the TGSW 2016.
15. The 4th International Conference on Global Aging

Nanako Tamiya Professor Faculty of Medicine The United Nations Population Fund disclosed in 2012 that 80% of the 1.5 billion older people in the world would live in developing countries by 2050, thus aging is an urgent, global-scale issue. In this conference on Global Aging, we aim to share our ideas and fruits of researches on old-age issues through a medical, nursing, care, social, cultural points of view, and advocate policies on aging for each country.
16. Research capacity building for public health and nursing through interdisciplinary workshop

Yoshie Okada Associate Professor University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Medicine This interdisciplinary workshop provides an opportunity for graduate/postgraduate students and young scientists to present their research proposals or findings to professors visiting from our partner universities as well as from Tsukuba to be scrutinized with diverse audiences and distinguished guests.
17. Student Presentations

Yasuhiro Shinkai Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine In this session, graduate students of overseas partner universities and University of Tsukuba give oral/poster presentations. This “Student Presentations“ meeting has been held annually to advance research activities and facilitate international exchanges. Topics include medical science and life science. This session will be organized by Faculty of medicine, Doctoral Profram in Biomedical Sciences, Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciencces, Ph.D Program in Human Biology, and Master's and Doctoral Programs in Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
18. Collaborative Initiative in Biotechnology and Medical Science with Southeast Asian partners

①Kiong Ho
②Koji Hisatake
①Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medicine Globalization of the University of Tsukuba is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of students from Southeast Asian countries. In this session, invited professors from partner universities in Vietnam will present and discuss their latest biomedical research activities with the prospect of future collaboration with the University of Tsukuba. The session is followed by a samll-group discussion, in which participants with shared research interests explore concrete collaboration plans.
19. Scientific English Workshop

Thomas Mayers Assistant Professor Faculty of Medicine Effective communication in both written and spoken English is an essential skill for the modern scientist. Scientists are under increasing pressure to publish in international journals and present at international conferences. This workshop, hosted by the University of Tsukuba’s Medical English Communications Center, will provide an opportunity for young scientists to learn some practical skills and receive helpful advice on how to improve their scientific English.
20. Evolutionary prospect of particle therapy

Takeji Sakae Professor Proton Medical Research Center, University of Tsukuba Construction plans of facility of particle (proton, carbon and neutron) therapy are newly produced in many countries. In Tsukuba University, proton therapy and Boron neutron capture therapy have been investigated over the years. Treatment results in Japanese facilities are being recognized gradually. National and international cooperation has become important now. In this session, evolutional prospects of particle therapy are discussed in order to get the objective of the developments for the new facilities of particle therapy.
21. International Conference on Media Usage and Cross-cultural Communication under the Digital Era

Shaoyu Ye Assistant Professor Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science In recent times, it is becoming increasingly important to identify effective platforms as well as successful strategies to improve cross-cultural communications with other countries and/or regions. For the reason that despite the convenience brought by different communication technologies, we still have not completely understood the various language/cultural barriers and personal issues that are preventing us from establishing effective communications amongst different nations or cultural groups. This session aims at providing an international platform to discuss topics from the sociocultural perspective of media and communication, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology, etc. Scholars and researchers in the relevant fields are invited to share their research findings and successful experiences in good practices at this international conference.
22. Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience

Sonoko Ogawa Professor Department of Kansei, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to uncover the mechanisms of the human mind. To tackle this big issue, many researchers have investigated how the brain controls cognition and behavior not only in human subjects but also in animal models such as rodents and non-human primates. However, we still have a lot of black boxes about the brain function. This session invited five speakers who study how the brain works in rodents, non-human primates and humans. Each speaker introduces the latest knowledge in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.
23. Symposium on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS

Masahito Yoshida Professor Chair World Heritage Studies, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba The symposium is a first step towards the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation at the World Heritage Studies, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS. The Nature-Culture Linkages approach is innovative in the context of the World Heritage system, and the symposium will be dedicated to reflect on its theoretical and practical aspects with representatives of the international partner organizations, and representatives of the Japanese government.
24. International Symposium on Bio-Entrepreneurship Training

Ryosuke Ohniwa Associate Professor Global Innovation Joint Degree Program / Ph.D Program in Human Biology / University of Tsukuba Taiwan Office Bio-entrepreneurship training with global view is a significant subject to lead the innovation. Ph.D Program in Human Biology and Global Innovation Joint-Degree Program, with our network of oversear offices (Bordeaux, Taiwan, Irvine, São paulo), will hold the sesion to cultivate Bio-entrepreneurship. We will have lectures to study what is going on in the world entrepreneurship training, and international student presentation competition on the idea of bio-enterprise. We also have an optional tour to enterprises in Tsukuba.
25. Towards the Application of Human Biology Basic Researches

Mitsuru Okuwaki Associate Professor Ph.D Program in Human Biology In most developed countries, ageing society is a big issue to be solved socially, economically, and politically. To maintain human health is one clue to challenge the problem. Basic researches of human biology have contributed to understand the basis of life and clarify the mechanism of human diseases. In this symposium, we will discuss the way to apply the human biology basic researches in human health.
26. Systems Biology Café

Mitsuru Okuwaki Associate Professor Ph.D Program in Human Biology The Ph.D. Program in Human Biology (HBP), University of Tsukuba has been closely associated with the Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) in University of California, Irvine, towards future collaboration of research and education. In this session, Professors in UCI will show their cutting-edge system biology reseraches and technologies to facilitate future collaboration with HBP and the University of Tsukuba.
27. The 3rd Symposium Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Scicene Innovation - towards the creation of life science innovation by utilizing the wisdom of Tsukuba Science City

Tadayoshi Hayata Associate Professor Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation, SIGMA Master's/Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation, a graduate program in collaboration with national institutes and global companies in Tsukuba Science City, started in 2015. Our mission is to develop global human resources with multidisciplinary point of view as well as high expertise.This program consists of 4 different courses including Disease Mechanisms, Drug Discovery, Food Innovation and Environmental Management. In this symposium, top researchers from different fields will get together and talk about their research and results by collaboration through industry-gaovernment-academia and discuss about future collaboration through industry-gaovernment-academia towards the creation of life science innovation.
28. Study of Local Climate through Business-Academia Collaboration and Application to Local Wind Policy

Hiroyuki Kusaka Associate Professor Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences (Center for Computational Sciences) Presentation and discussion about the future local energy policy by wind power generation prediction and global warming predictions
29. Ocean Acidification and Biodiversity Loss: Global and Regional Approaches by Marine Stations

Kazuo Inaba Professor Shimoda Marine Research Center What approaches are essential to cope with the global crisis, ocean acidification and biodiversity loss? This session will focus on the recent research topics from basic marine biology and the contributions of Japanese marine stations and an worldwide association of marine stations, including an international research program for the CO2 seep recently found at Shikine Island and a technique for an extensive and global survey of coastal biodiversity with genetic information.
30. Tunisia-Japan Symposium: Management Strategy towards the Establishment of Innovative Society

Kousuke Matsubara Associate Professor Faculty of Engineering, Alliance for Research on North Africa This session discusses “management strategy towards the establishment of innovative society” under the framework of “14th edition of Tunisia-Japan Symposium on Science, Society and Technology (TJASSST)”. The study on management strategy is a common issue shared by researchers in MENA-Mediterranean countries and Japan, and is necessary for achieving political stability and sustainable economic development of MENA in particular. The issue to establish innovative society is one of the universal challenges among different disciplines. In this session, researchers from Japan and North Africa discuss three areas of study including (1) urban management studies in Mediterranean region, (2) socio-economic development and social management in MENA, and (3) valorization of bio and water resources in semi- and arid lands, toward the establishment of innovative society. This session is will be partially supported by JSPS Bilateral program and JST-JICA Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS). This session is expected to contribute to develop human resources who could create innovation, based on the implementation of international collaborative researches between Tunisia-Morocco and Japan.
31. Main Session:Industry-Government-University Collaboration & Innovation

Fumihiko Uchida Professor International Innovation Interface Organization Professor Yuko Harayama (a member of the Japan Council for Science, Technology and Innovation) and Professor David Winwood (the chairman of the Association of University Technology Managers) will give keynote overviews on industry-government-academia collaboration and innovation in Japan and the United States. In the afternoon session, distinguished leaders from Cyberdyne, Pfizer, and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven will discuss how to succeed in collaborative innovation by industry, government and academia. Furthermore, open innovation toward the next generation society & industry will be addressed by experts from Estonia (an advanced ICT nation), Strasbourg (l'Eurométropole), GE (on Industrial-Internet), and the University of Tsukuba (in advanced ICT).
32. Trans-Sector Cooperation on Contents Business for a Brighter Future

Takahiro Morio Professor Office of Global Initiatives Contents business such as mangas, films, musics and video games has been expected and has played a role of globally competitive industry of Japan. As well it has contributed to promotion of local economy in Japan. Ibaraki Prefecture implements Ibaraki Contents Business Evolution Project (ICBE) to nurture local contents business and creators, including spin-offs from University of Tsukuba. In the session, we introduce the activities of ICBE and good practices of the tenants. Moreover, we discuss role of a university as a cradle of creators and contents business persons and possibility of cooperation on the university global public relations.
33. University of Tsukuba Overseas Alumni Conference 2016

Tsuyoshi Kimura Dr. Office of Global Initiatives This is the second annual alumni conference, in which alumni reps as well as student reps from twelve countries/regions will attend. Alumni reps present and discuss local alumni activities in each region, and student reps present and discuss networking activities among each student group. University officials in charge of overseas offices also attend to discuss alumni networking issues.
34. AEARU Young Researchers International Conference 2016

Chiho Kabeya Administrative Assistant Office of Global Initiatives AEARU Young Researchers International Conference will be held, targeting especially young researchers. The theme will be on Innovation / Venture (entrepreneurship) of young researchers from various area of studies, including humanities, social sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, medicine, public health, medicine, sports, and etc. (The theme may slightly change)
35. Research Fund 2.0
– Exploring new ways to raise research money –

Misaki Makino Ms. Doctoral Program in Chemistry, Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba The principal source for research funding for aspiring Japanese scientists is the so-called kakenhi (En.: grants-in-aid for scientific research) offered by quasi-national JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science). Kakenhi is, however, extremely competitive. Given the severe disparities among Japan’s universities in terms of the total volume of kakenhi granted, a clear loser appears to be a group of young researcher in smaller provincial universities. Frustrated, many of them end up leaving research institutions for other jobs. If you look beyond academia, however, entrepreneurs now raise funds in a number of different ways, including crowdfunding. If you look beyond Japan, moreover, researchers seek donors to continue their research. The situation Japan’s researchers find themselves in now may be due to their psychological disposition not to seek new possibilities and alternative options, and to lack of the “entrepreneurial spirit.” Crowdfunding opens up new possibilities, and this session will tell you how you benefit from it.
36. Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering (National Institute for Materials Science)

Kazuaki Sakoda Professor National Institute for Materials Science Materials science is quite a large scholarly area that supports the contemporary industrialized society. In this session, graduate students of Tsukuba Research Center of Interdisciplinary Materials Science (TIMS) and Collaborative Doctoral Program with National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) will give poster presentations about their cutting-edge research achievements of materials science and engineering, which include functional molecules, semiconductors, ceramics, metals, magnetic materials, superconductors, and biomaterials.
37. The Institute for Technologic Research : A new tool for Innovation

TBA University of Bordeaux France sets up a new instrument for R+D, Innovation and Public- Private collaborations: The ITR. These institutes are supposed to bridge business and research.
38. IHU Liryc: The pace for Innovation

TBA University of Bordeaux Cardiology and modelization, arythmia. Thanks to its multidisciplinary expertise and unique technology platforms, Liryc invents diagnostic tools, medical devices and future therapies. In close collaboration with academic and industrial research teams around the world, researchers of Liryc work daily to improve the effectiveness and safety of cardiac electrophysiology procedures for the benefit of patients. Liryc aims to transfer knowledge gained in the understanding of arrhythmia and cardiac dyssynchrony in order to develop new technologies for clinicians to use in improving patient care. It also aims to capitalize on its technological and scientific infrastructure so that it can answer clinical questions by performing concept validation and also optimize the use of existing technologies.

The technological platforms of the institute were designed to enable faster transfer of results from research to the clinical domain, such as the Equipex MUSIC platform (hybrid X-ray and MRI room) where all developments carried out as part of experimental research are directly transferred to the clinical research program, to patient care and to the new and promising therapeutic training.
39. Bordeaux Cafe

TBA University of Bordeaux
40. How Can We Improve Current System of Research? Voices of Young Researchers

Yasunori Futamura Assistant Professor Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems Young researchers' success is earnestly anticipated by the society. For instance, “the government aims to increase the proportion of full-time university faculty less than 40 years old (from 25 per cent in 2013) to 30 per cent or more by 2020 on a nationwide level” according to the Fifth Science and Technology Basic Plan, but the same document also confirms that “environments are lacking where young researchers can fully demonstrate their abilities, and many of the high-capability students are hesitant to pursue doctoral courses.” This session will be an opportunity for young researchers across national borders and institutions who share such awareness to get together, look into the problems, come up with ideas to improve the situation, and send messages to the world as well as policy makers.
41. The 5th International Conference for Global Innovation Joint-Degree Program: Workshop for an Innovative Student-Evaluation Support System

Global Innovation Joint Degree Program University of Tsukuba, National Taiwan University and University of Bordeaux have been working on the establishment of Global Innovation Joint-Degree Program (GIP-TRIAD). During TGSW 2016, prior to the 5th international conference on September 20, the program will host a workshop on the student evaluation system, mainly on GLidD. GLidD is a web-based system and has been introduced to University of Tsukuba by Ph.D. Program in Human Biology. GIP-TRIAD will use its customized version to assure the quality of the degree. The workshop includes an introduction by GLidD developers, hands-on trials by faculty members and overall discussion, aiming to provide a better understanding of the system among them.