On November 27th, 2016, 228 high school and college students from 25 different countries accessed to the same YouTube channel, watched a live panel discussion, and gave their opinions via online chat on two issues:
- How can we reduce our garbage?
- What kind of actions are you taking to respond to the global warming?
The live discussion was led by seven international students who were studying at Hokkaido University. They took on the roles of moderator, presenter, and panelist for two hours starting from 8:00 p.m. (GMT), and enjoyed live communication with various countries, including Brazil, Cambodia, Italy, Jordan, Netherland, Nigeria, Sweden, the USA, and Uzbekistan.
Two active participants from Thailand and Russia were selected for the Hokkaido University Experience Tour 2017. They will be invited to the Sapporo Campus in summer 2017, join classes according to their interests, and interact with researchers and current students. Click here for the details.
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The two-hour video of GiFT2016, which was live-webcasted on YouTube on Nov 27th, 2016, was divided into two parts. Each archived video includes a presentation and discussion of the issue.
Theme: How can we reduce our garbage?
Theme: What kind of actions are you taking to respond to the global warming?
The two student presenters who provided the discussion topics gave us their frank impressions about the GiFT2016 webcast in the following short videos.
Jinzhu Shi (from China)
“How can we reduce our garbage?”
Master’s student in the Graduate School of Public Policy
Kim Andersson (from Sweden)
“What kind of actions are you taking to respond to the global warming?”
Freshman in the Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP)
The five students who discussed the global issues in GiFT2016 gave us their frank impressions about the webcast in the following short videos.
Deepak Hadya Virupaksha (from India)
President of the Hokkaido University International Students Association (HUISA)/Doctoral student in the Graduate School of Life Sciences
Kritika Poudel (from Nepal)
Master’s student in the Graduate School of Health Sciences
West Kristian Dizon Paraiso (from the Philippines)
Doctoral student in the Graduate School of Life Sciences
Laksmi Pratiwi (from Indonesia)
Student of the Hokkaido University Short-Term Exchange Program ( HUSTEP ) from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia
Thamer Mahmmoud Muhammad Al-Jbarat (from Jordan)
Doctoral student in the e3 Program, Graduate School of Engineering
* This page was made using information available on: 27 Nov, 2016. *
Hokkaido University Experience Tour 2017
There were two participants in the 2017 tour.
– A high school student from Thailand
– An undergraduate student from Russia
Find what the tour is like in the Experience Tour Reports made by the previously invited students.