On January 15, TUEC and Denmark-Japan Society hosted a lecture with a fitting Olympic theme. Professor Hans Bonde was invited to give a lecture on the Olympic Games and it's relations to national politics, focusing on the display of national identity during the Olympic opening ceremonies.
The lecture drew a full house of guests, contributing to a lively Q&A session after Professor Bonde's lecture.
On Friday, January 10th, the Tokai University Alumni Association in Denmark hosted its annual New Year's Gathering, Shinnenkai, at Tokai University European Center. The chosen theme was Japanese-Korean relations. Mr. Takuya Kondo of Mitsui & Co. was featured speaker, and after the lecture Mr. Jens Rahbek presented his Japanese-Korean inspired fusion buffet.
The International Class at Rødby Skole on Lolland returned to TUEC after study tour to Higashi-Matsushima, April 1, 2019.
In February 2019 the International Class at Rødby Skole had previously visited TUEC to learn more about Japan as a preparation for their study tour. On April 1st, 2019 the class came back to visit TUEC to report on their study tour to Higashi-Matsushima, Japan. After giving student presentations at TUEC about their experiences of traveling Higashi-Matsushima and attending class at local Japanese schools among many other things, they had supper before returning to Lolland.
The international symposium “Dialogue between Civilizations” has for the fourth time been held with Tokai University European Center as the venue on March 14th – 15th, 2019. The symposium is a collaboration between Tokai University Institute of Civilization Research, Tokai University Graduate School of Letters and TUEC with sessions focusing on environmental studies, societal studies, studies on human body and mind, trans-disciplinary humanities, dialogue between civilizations and cultures and trans-disciplinary humanities.
For the full report on the 4th Dialogue between Civilizations, click here.
A study group consisting of medicine students, nursing students and social welfare students (in all 19 students and four accompanying teachers) from Tokai University, Japan, visited Denmark from February 23rd - March 3rd. With TUEC as their base, the objective for the study group was to learn about the Danish welfare, health, social and educational systems. To this end TUEC had arranged visits to the national hospital, partner institutions (University of Copenhagen, Deaconess University College & University College Absalon), an activity center for senior citizens, Statens Serum Institute, the Medical Museion, and much more to give the delegation comprehensive insight into the structure and values of Danish society.
The 16th Matsumae Cup International Judo Tournament was held in Vejle, Denmark, on February 16th – 17th, 2019. The tournament gathered more than 600 participants from over 20 different countries, including USA. A delegation from Tokai University consisting of 25 students and 6 leaders participated in Matsumae Cup, and as with all Matsumae Cups, the two-day tournament program was followed by a two-day training camp, lead by Tokai University’s head coach. In addition to participating in Matsumae Cup, the Tokai-delegation also visited TUEC (where they heard about Danish history and culture), visited the historical Jelling Stone Monuments near Vejle and H.C. Andersen’s museum in Odense.
For the full report on Matsumae Cup 2019 and the Tokai-delegation's visit, click here.
As preparation for their study tour to Higashi-Matsushima, Japan, in February 2019 the international class at Rødby Skole came to visit TUEC to learn more about Japan. They were introduced to various aspects of Japanese culture, history, religion and language as well as topics specific to the Tohoku area, which they were to visit, such as the Great East Japan Earthquake. After the introduction the class was treated to Japanese green tea and given a tour of the premises before returning to Lolland.
On 10 October 2018, Tokai University and the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen (UCPH-HUM), formally entered an agreement on the exchange of students. Professor Shigeru Yamaguchi, Executive Director of Tokai University Head Office of International Affairs (HIAT), visited Copenhagen in order to sign the agreement. At UCPH-HUM, the agreement primarily targets students on the Japan Studies program at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. With HIAT as the official counterpart at Tokai University, the agreement is, open to all students at Tokai University who are interested in exchange studies at UCPH.
The first exchange of students is expected to take place in 2019.
The program for the study trip included a visit to the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for the purpose of discussing sustainable design, UN's sustainable development goals, circular economy, and the role and responsibilty of designers in the global shift to "greener" economies, production and consumption. In addition, the group visited the University of Copenhagen, where students from the Japan Studies program hosted an afternoon of cultural exchange activities. The study program was concluded by a visit to the Royal Library, for the purpose of studying its design and architecture - especially the newer "Black Diamond" building.
Nursing students from Tokai University Junior College of Nursing and Medical Technology in Denmark from Aug. 15 - Aug. 24, 2018
The nursing study group (consisting og first and second year nursing students) visited Denmark in order to learn more about Danish education, health care, welfare and culture. The group spent the first half of the visit in the Copenhagen area (with TUEC as its base) , and then moved on to Silkeborg for the second leg of the study program. The program included visits to the Danish Nurses' Organization (DSR), a forest kindergarten, Silkeborg hospital, primary care facilities, as well as nursing schools in both Silkeborg and Horsens.
This was the 44th year in a row that a nursing student delegation from Tokai University Junior College of Nursing and Medical Technology has visited Denmark!
All upcoming and previously held activities are uploaded here.