2022 CA+inD Winter Short-term Exchange Program – Multimodal Global Leaders Development through Asian-Model Dentistry Consortium

Feb. 22, 2023

On February 6 – 17, 2023, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry held the 2022 CA+inD Winter Short-term Exchange Program - Multimodal Global Leaders Development through Asian-Model Dentistry Consortium. This program is part of the CAMPUS Asia Plus Program. CAMPUS Asia Plus Program is the part of Inter-University Exchange Project established by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT).

The aims of this program to nurture multimodal global leaders, that is, individuals who are capable of selecting and applying knowledge and skills acquired from a multitude of perspectives, in a manner appropriate to the needs of education, research, health care, industry, and government, while also understanding how these different contexts interact.

A total of 30 students from eight universities in six countries/regions participated in this program: From the CA+inD partner universities, students from Yonsei University (5 students) and Seoul National University (3) in Korea, Universitas Indonesia (6) and Chulalongkorn University (8) in Thailand; From the partner universities, students from the University of Hong Kong (2), Universitas Airlangga in Indonesia (2), Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan (3), and Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences in India (1) participated in the program, making this program more international.

During the two-week program, the students attended lectures by our faculty members, a virtual hospital tour, classroom visits, and a workshop conducted by GC Corporation. They also participated in cultural experiences and exchanges such as "Suzume Odori (Sparrow Dance) and Wadaiko (Japanese Drums) Workshop" by KAMO TSUNAMURA DAIKO, two one-day bus trips (to Zao & Ginzan Onsen, and to Arahama Elementary School & Matsushima), and a TUIDSO event to deepen relationships with Tohoku University students and local people. Especially for this program, 13 student supporters were actively involved in the program, which made the program more fruitful than ever.

▲ Opening Greeting from Prof Hong Guang

▲ Lecture from Prof Hiroshi Egusa

▲Suzume Dance Workshop

▲ Suzume Dance Workshop Group Photo

▲ GC Corporation Workshop

▲ Interaction with international and Japanese student in TUIDSO event

▲ Lecture from Prof Hong Guang

▲ Visit in Ginzan Onsen

▲ Visiting Arahama Elementary School and listening to the story of the principal (at that time)

▲ Visit in Matsushima

▲ Closing Ceremony

▲ Students supporter