UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2019
The topic of the 2019 UCL-Japan Youth Challenge is "Accessibility to All - Sports, AI, and Robotics" and students from a range of backgrounds will discuss this. The detailed information can be found in the daily schedule below and in the latest brochure.
Arrival of Japanese students (Japanese students only)
・Arrival of British students
・Opening of UCL-Japan Youth Challenge
Opening talk by Prof. Shinichi Ohnuma
・Icebreaking Session：Sports activities & English Discussion Session
・Morning: Move from Rikkyo to Cambridge
・Afternoon: Sightseeing in the city of Cambridge
Cambridge University Campus Tour
・Evening: Meet Cambridge researchers and students
Speakers: Nanase Shirota
・Cambridge city tour
・Visiting King's College
13:30 - 14:30 Professor John Coates FRS "Japan - Arts, literature and Mathematics"
14:30 - 15:30 Dr Caroline Trotter "Using vaccines to promote Global Health"
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Dr Mark Ainslie "Applied Superconductivity in Electrical Engineering"
17:00 - 18:00 Dr Masashi Narita "Personal experience in power of words"
・Move from Cambridge to UCL, London
・Lecture and workshop by Mr Oliver Calmonson from UCL Academy
Title: How can we solve a global health issue?"
・Cinema viewing and discussion session with director Junichi Kajioka
Title: "Imphal 1944"
・UCL Bloomsbury Campus Tour
Dr Jenny Brookes, London Centre for Nanotechnology (UCL)
・Special event: Grand Challenge Workshop "Accessibility to All ~Sports, AI and Robotics~"
Facilitator: Ms Amanda Scott
MC: Dr Toru Kitagawa
Illustrator: Ms Terri Po
・Introductory session for UCL Undergraduate Preparatory (Foundation) Course
・Language Lessons (Japanese for British Students, English for Japanese)
・Lecture for teachers:
Prof. Rose Luckin "AI in education" (IOE, UCL)
Prof. Marcos Vera Hernandez (Economics, UCL)
・Visit UCL East
Dr. Vijay Pawar (Robotics, UCL)
Dr. Takahiro Tsunoda (Oxford, AI and quantum computer)
・Visit UCL Robotics Institute
・Discussion among Japanese students:
Facilitator: Mr Kentaro Kimura
・Language Lesson (Japanese for British Students, English for Japanese)
・Lecture for teachers: Prof. Paul Grainger (IOE, UCL)
・Introduction of UCL education system by Mr Martin White (CLIE, UCL)
・A Special event: UCL Grand Challenge Symposium
Title: “Accessibility for All: Sports, AI and Robotics”
Part-1 Current situation of Nuclear Power plants in Fukushima
Mr Naomi Hirose (TEPCO, Former President)
Part-2 Accessibility for All: Sports, AI and Robotics, supported by Fukushima Prefecture
Mr. Kazushi Takahashi (Fukushima Prefecture)
Dr. Noriko Cable, (UCL Faculty of Population Sciences)
Ms. Victoria Austin (UCL, Global Disability Innovation hub)
Mr Noel Thacher MBE
Mr Takayuki Suzuki (Paralympic medallist at Athens, Beijing, and London)
Dr. Catherine Holloway (UCL, Global Disability Innovation hub)
・UCL Grand Challenge Reception
Embassy of Japan
3 High School students from Fukushima
・Talk: 「座談会 〜英国大学進学するための秘訣〜」
Mr Kentaro Kimura
Mr Kaito Imai
Mr Wataru Tage
Ms Moe Kishima
Ms Masako Shimato
London Education Tour
Visit Windsor Castle (Japanese Students Only)
Reading List for Students
Some of the lecturers kindly provided brief readings for motivated students. The following materials may help make the most of the lectures provided by front-line researchers so students are encouraged to read them depending on their interests.