SISA6 - How to promote interdisciplinary innovation in engineering fields?

Day Day 1
Session Special Interest
Start time 17.40
Room Henley
Code SISA6

Dr Kiyohisa Nishiyama, Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan


This interactive workshop will introduce a strategic approach to foster research communication skills, which are mainly applicable to engineering fields, with cases experienced by the applicant. Specific knowledge obtained through university education, including researches, may be rarely used after students' graduation under the recent violent changes of business environment. Research activities in a closed laboratory sometimes only depend on professors' specialty. So, the applicant believes that problem solving skills, particularly for forming solutions through open-minded communication across multiple engineering fields, should be more strategically stressed in current university research education. Research communication skills, which may be useful after students' graduation, are defined as skills needed for proactively solving problems faced in researches by exploiting the knowledge from other engineering fields. This workshop will focus on our systematic and strategic approaches to share problems faced in researches across different engineering fields for achieving innovative solutions.