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Talk & Share! ~What is your favorite XXX?

NEW!■Talk & Share! ~What is your favorite XXX? "Ep.1.1 Manga" (Updated 2024/5/15)
*This event will be primarily held in ENGLISH (daily conversational level of English is sufficient).
This is a social gathering where you can bring your favorite XXX and talk about it with other students in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. This event, successfully held in Japanese language last year, will be held in English next time under the same topic “manga.” Please bring your favorite manga with you!
This is a great event for those who love manga and those who wish to exchange on-campus. Looking forward to your participation.
-Date/Time: June 7 (Fri), 2024 19:00-20:30
-Location: Student Plaza, Center for Global Education (GlobE), Hongo Campus
-Map: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_00_44_j.html
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students
-How to Apply: Here *Log-in necessary with your ECCS Cloud Email
-Application Deadline: June 4 (Tue)
-Inquiries: International Support Division, Center for Global Education (International Activities Support Team, International Education Promotion Group) < ggc.adm[at-mark]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp >

1st Center for Global Education Photo Contest

■Results are out now! The 1st Center for Global Education Photo Contest (Updated 2023/10/20)
We received 54 entries from 39 students and faculty member, and following the first to third screenings, the winners have been selected as follows!
The works are now exhibited at the Student Plaza, Center for Global Education. Please visit us (open weekdays from 9:30am to 5:00pm).

○Embrace Differences賞 "Smiles That Cross Borders 国境を越える笑顔" by Dipesh Kharel (Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies) 

(Essay)
"In August 2023, students from the University of Tokyo and Asian University for Women embarked on a 10-day summer program and symposium, marked by initial nervousness and culminating in heartfelt smiles at the farewell party. A photograph taken during the farewell party captured a beautiful smile, symbolizing the promise of future reunions and the birth of enduring, cross-cultural friendships. These connections transcended boundaries of nationality, religion, gender, and language, illustrating the profound unity possible in a short time. Diverse individuals coming together showcased the potential for mutual growth, igniting hope for a more peaceful world built on understanding and friendship."
「8月、東大とアジア女子大学の学生が10日間のサマープログラムとシンポジウムに取り組んだ。この写真はフェアウエルパーティでの一枚です。初日の緊張から始まり最終日には心からの笑顔に包まれた。この笑顔は再会の約束と新たな友情の象徴であり、国籍、宗教、性別、言語の壁を超え、お互いを理解し共感し合う美しい瞬間を感じた。短期間での交流が異なる背景を持つ人々を結びつけ共に成長する力と平和な世界への希望を感じた。」

○Embrace Differences賞 "製図室の氾濫 Chaos at the studio" by Yuta Nihei (Graduate School of Engineering)

(Essay)
"Purposeless conversations or relationships seldom happen online. Unless you actively participate, the place itself disappears (ex: Zoom meetings are born with a purpose and close upon achieving it). Places where you can just be there without any purpose, serve as safeguards for passive, boring, insignificant, yet crucial interactions. The everyday life at the studio teaches me that regardless of what we create, or don’t create, we are living together a modest and beloved daily life."
「目的のない会話や関係はオンラインでは起こりにくい。積極的にその場に参加しなければ、その場自体が消えてしまうからだ(Zoom会議は目的を持って生まれ、目的達成とともに閉会する)。何をするでもなく、ただそこにいていい、という場があることは、消極的で受動的でつまらない(けれども人間にとって欠かすことのできない)些細な関わり合いを守ってくれる。製図室という日常は、そこで何を作っていようが、何も作っていまいが、僕たちがともに生きていることを、苦しみも喜びもひとりではないことを教えてくれる、ささやかで心から愛すべき日常である。」

○Into a Sea of Diversity賞 "多様性は美しさ Diversity is Beauty." by William Hanvey (USTEP)

(Essay)
"Everyone is different. Some people may look the same, some people may act similarly, and some people may be moving towards the same goals, but diversity is humanity's strength. Similarly, diversity makes koi beautiful. If all koi were the same color, had the same pattern, and moved the same way, we wouldn’t find them so striking. When looking at the bigger picture, our differences can be lost amongst the crowd and obscured, as the shimmer of the water does to the koi's patterns. However, it is up to us to use our individuality to make the world a better place."

○Under the Table賞 "Under the Ginkgo Tree" by PENG AO 彭 澳

(Essay)
"UTokyo is famous for its Ginkgo trees. In autumn, the campus is decorated with yellow. Years ago, when I was waiting for the following lecture at the Komaba campus, enjoying the autumn leaves, a father and his daughter broke into my view. The curious toddler defined the peacefulness for me at this campus corner."

○Breakthrough賞 "イシハシ・いちよんはちよん:隔たり ISHIHASHI or One Four Eight Four: What has been locked" by 宋子韜 SONG ZI TAO (Graduate School of Education)

(Essay)
"I came to know the origin (a Japanese family name) of the above password of one frequently using room in the campus. No wonder why I was struggling for remembering it while the Japanese students wouldn’t. Absolutely IT’S IN JAPAN, however, that room is FOR ALL students no matter nationalities. Behind the door, what has been locked are not only the knowledge as of being born and growing up here, but also how foreign residents define themselves, and mostly, the local peoples’ way of thinking and some anger triggered by that. I want to open more than this lock."
「暗記に苦労していた学内某室のPWは,偶然にその由来を知れた。道理で日本人の皆が気楽にできているんだ、と。ここ日本なのでと自分に説得させても留学生も利用者なのにと腑に落ちない。この鎖から色々隔てられている。扉の向こう側に,生まれ育ちに根ついた知識のみならず,「在日」の取るべきポジションに関する苦悩,更に,この地に定着している思考様式及びそれに対する些細な嫌悪感はある。打開したいのはこの鎖だけではない。」
 

○GlobE Visions Award(All works that passed the 2nd screening)
"三四郎池の小世界 Small World at Sanshiro Pond"
"表裏一体 Two Sides of the Same Scene"
"When Diversity Is Lost 失われた多様性"
"秘めたる関心 Hidden interest"
"着物森 Kimono Forest"
"Books about homosexual love"
"巨人の肩の上 Standing on the shoulders of giants"
"本郷の紅葉池 Hongo's pond in Autumn"
"黄昏時のキャンパス Twilight on Campus"
"A Dream"




 

Closed.■Photo Exhibition and voting session (Center for Global Education Photo Contest)

Photos that passed the first round of Center for Global Education (GlobE) Photo Contest are exhibited at GlobE Student Plaza. You can vote for your favorite photos at GlobE on Hongo Campus or online (Log-in necessary with UTokyo Account).
-Exhibition Period: -October 3 (Tue) 9:30-17:00
-Place: Center for Global Education (1st Floor, Bldg.1 [East], Faculty of Science), Hongo Campus
-Topics: [Embrace Differences]・[A Day in UTokyo] 
-Flyer: Here
-Inquiries: International Activities Support Team, International Education Promotion Group < ggc.adm[at-mark]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp >
-About GlobE Student Plaza: Space for international/cultural exchanges. Wi-Fi available. You can watch CNN or BBC on a large screen. You can book the spaces for on-campus international/cultural exchanges. Application necessary.

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Center for Global Education was launched in April 2023 as a joint education and research facility to support the UTokyo students to gain more global experiences. GlobE acts as a platform for international education for the entire university by aligning itself closely with all faculty/graduate schools and offices under the university headquarters.
GlobE would like all students to take advantage of this environment and experience exchanges with members of different nationality, gender, age, language, culture, and faith etc. to their own. To enhance the exchanges on campus, GlobE holds the 1st Photo Contest. Selected photos will be awarded. Applications from faculty/staff members and researchers are also welcome.
-Topics: [Embrace Differences]・[A Day in UTokyo] 
*You can apply for both themes. (Up to one photo per theme. Photos taken with a smartphone are also acceptable.)
-Application Guidelines: Here
-Poster: Here
-Application Form: Here (Log-in necessary with UTokyo Account)
-Application Deadline: September 13 (Wed), 2023
-Announcement: in late October
Selected works will be exhibited in the Student Plaza of Center for Global Education, and the following prizes will be awarded.
・Embrace Differences Award (1 piece): Prize worth 10,000JPY
・Into a Sea of Diversity Award (1 piece): Prize worth 5,000JPY
・Under the Table Award (1 piece): Prize worth 3,000JPY
・Breakthrough Award (1 piece): Prize worth 2,000JPY
・GlobE visions Award (Pieces that passed the first screening: GlobE customized goods)
-Note: You can apply for multiple topics. 1 picture/topic, photos taken with a smartphone are also welcome.
-Inquiries: International Activities Support Team, International Education Promotion Group < ggc.adm[at-mark]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp >

Result of Past Events

◆6th International Event Planning Contest and 2nd Go Global Center Photo Contest (AY2019)
A large number of international students and researchers are attending UTokyo from all over the world. UTokyo would like all students here to take advantage of this environment and experience exchanges with UTokyo members of different nationality, gender, age, language, culture and faith, etc. to their own. To gear up the exchanges on campus, International Education Support Office of Global Campus Initiatives (IESO closed due to the institutional re-organization in AY2022) holds a) Event Planning Contest and b) Photo Contest. You can apply for both or either of the contests.
a) 6th Event Planning Contest
3 events are accepted.
・Ski Tour for UTokyo international students: Program content includes ski activities (with international and Japanese students) and the exchange program with local JH students.
・Todai Environment Day: June 5 (Fri),2020 Komaba Campus *Cancelled due to COVID-19
・International Soccer Tournament on Kashiwa Campus: April or May, 2020 Kashiwa Campus *Cancelled due to COVID-19
-Application Guidelines: Here [PDF]
b) 2nd Go Global Center Photo Contest
Application and voting from UTokyo members closed. 14 photos that have passed the preliminary round of the Photo Contest was exhibited at Go Global Center Student Plaza. (Go Global Center Student Plaza has been temporarily closed due to the pandemic.)
・Awards:
1st Place "UTokyo in Autumn", 2nd Place "Hon-ne to Tatemae (True intention and stated opinion)", 3rd Place "Night Sakura"
[Reference] Application Guideline (2019)


◆Result of 1st Go Global Center Photo Contest (AY2018)
Here is the final result of the Contest. 
・Top Honor (Award by the Director General of the Division of Global Campus Initiatives) "Order"
・Runner-up (Award by the Director of the International Education Support Office/closed due to the institutional re-organization in AY2022) "Like A Big Family"
・Honorable mention awards (5 students)
"Season of Gingko", "Blaze Abroad", "Knowledge Hub-UTokyo", "My Best Nippon", "Ray of Hope"

◆Result of the 5th UTokyo International Exchange Event Contest (AY2018)
Four student groups received grant funding to plan events that will foster positive relationships between Japanese and international students at the university. 

・Ryugakusei (International Student) Ski Tour
International/Japanese students will spend the weekend enjoying winter sports and stay overnight in a mountain lodge. 
-Date: January 26-28, 2019 --Completed. Thank you for your participation!--

・Korean Cultural Exchange Festival
-Date: April 19 (Fri) --Completed. Thank you for your participation!--

・International Cooking Classes
--Completed. Thank you for your participation!--
1st session "Enjoy Sri Lankan Food!" May 23 (Thu), 2019 Komaba Campus Dining Hall
2nd Session "Learn Japanese homemade cuisine we can make overseas!!" July 11 (Thu), 2019  Komaba Campus Dining Hall

・Tourism Brochure Contest in Asakusa held by Pandadon
-Date/Time: June 15 (Sat) 9:00-20:00 --Cancelled--


[What is GlobE (Center for Global Education/Former Go Global Center?]
GlobE is the space for international/cultural exchanges newly established in April 2018. Wifi available. You can watch CNN or BBC on a large screen. You can book the spaces for on-campus international/cultural exchanges. Application necessary.
-Details: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/inbound/en/life-interact-fa.html
-Inquiries: International Support Team, International Education Promotion Group < ggc.adm[at-mark]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp >