FACULTY OF ENGINEERING / GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, OITA UNIVERSITY

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Greetings from the Dean

Now that we are in the 21st Century, we are confronted with such crucial issues as a rapidly progressing aging society and various environmental problems including global warming. Science and technology must play a pivotal role in analyzing and solving these matters in order to sustain the well-being of people in modem society.

Researchers and engineers of the new generation need to have a solid academic foundation and the ability to cope with contemporary problems as well as technical know-how. They should also have a global view and the ability to acquire and transmit information. To educate researchers and engineers who can intelligently deal with these problems, we at Oita University place emphasis not only on basic education but also on communication abilities such as practical English language and presentation skills. In addition, to make further improvements in the standards of education at the university, our faculty is working towards promoting reforms such as the adoption of a detailed syllabus, strengthening of out-class learning, and the introduction of a ranking index system as well as the adoption of maximum number of courses students may enroll in per semester.

Based on our understanding that the 21st Century is characterized by the globalization in many aspects, we believe that the aptitudes or capabilities of resea rchers and engineers have to meet standards set by the international community. In this regard, JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) has been established in Japan to approve curricu la that meet the international levels of engineering education. All the departments in our faculty are now in the course of obtaining the JABEE accreditation by 2007.

Now that we are in the 21st Century, we are confronted with such crucial issues as a rapidly progressing aging society and various environmental problems including global warming. Science and technology must play a pivotal role in analyzing and solving these matters in order to sustain the well-being of people in modem society. Researchers and engineers of the new generation need to have a solid academic foundation and the ability to cope with contemporary problems as well as technical know-how. They should also have a global view and the ability to acquire and transmit information. To educate researchers and engineers who can intelligently deal with these problems, we at Oita University place emphasis not only on basic education but also on communication abilities such as practical English language and presentation skills. In addition, to make further improvements in the standards of education at the university, our faculty is working towards promoting reforms such as the adoption of a detailed syllabus, strengthening of out-class learning, and the introduction of a ranking index system as well as the adoption of maximum number of courses students may enroll in per semester. Based on our understanding that the 21st Century is characterized by the globalization in many aspects, we believe that the aptitudes or capabilities of researchers and engineers have to meet standards set by the international community. In this regard, JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) has been established in Japan to approve curricula that meet the international levels of engineering education. All the departments in our faculty are now in the course of obtaining the JABEE accreditation by 2007. The Faculty of Engineering is working towards building state-of-the-art technologies in Mechanics, Electric and Electronics, Applied Chemistry, Energy, and Assistive Technology, which is a new field of research whose goal is to promote barrier-free environments for the imminent elderly society. You can visit homepages to find information about research activities and other details of each department and laboratory. In addition, an interdisciplinary research center has been established as the new Research Center for Applied Medical Engineering in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine. The University is also expected to contribute to the local community. In this respect, the Faculty of Engineering is also playing a major role in establishing local venture businesses and in re-educating local engineers for intellectual property, MOT (Management of Technology), or other new fields of engineering, in cooperation with Innovation Collaboration Office. Like many universities in Japan, Oita University is also facing very difficult circumstances due to problems of reorganization. In view of this, we are committed to keeping abreast of innovations in important research and development as well as in education reforms.

The University is also expected to contribute to the local community. In this respect, the Faculty of Engineering is also playing a major role in establishing local venture businesses and in re-educating local engineers for intellectual property, MOT (Management of Technology), or other new fields of engineering, in cooperation with Innovation Collaboration Office.

Like many universities in Japan, Oita University is also facing very difficult circumstances due to problems of

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