International Study Group Project (ISGP) with National Taiwan University for AY 2023
This project was designed to activate student exchange with National Taiwan University, a partner university of the Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Initiative (*) in FY2016 and aims to motivate students to learn and study abroad in the future by visiting the National Taiwan University campus and interacting with local students.
(*) The "Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Initiative" is a scheme of sharing campuses among the partner universities with a purpose of utilizing our respective research and educational resources without any national or institutional barriers.
The project consists of online discussions on the same topic in small groups consisting of students from University of Tsukuba and students from National Taiwan University, and at the end of the project, the students gather at either National Taiwan University or University of Tsukuba to present their findings. All discussions are conducted in English.
This year's project was the first face-to-face interaction in four years, following the cancellation and online-only interaction during the pandemic of COVID-19.
This time, 12 undergraduate and graduate students from University of Tsukuba and 15 students from National Taiwan University participated and were divided into 7 groups for discussion on the theme of "AI." After multiple online discussions during August and September, students from University of Tsukuba visited National Taiwan University on September 10 and 11 for final discussions and presentation. During this period, students from both universities deepened their friendship through a campus tour of National Taiwan University, a visit to the Club Fair (a welcome festival for new students), and a tour of Taipei City.
University of Tsukuba will continue to further promote the "Campus-in-Campus Initiative" to create an environment which allows students, faculty, staff, and researchers to interact freely with overseas partner universities, including National Taiwan University.