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About the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge at a glance

Programme started in

Programmes held 2015–2023

Three of which were held online between 2020 and 2022

locations in one programme

  1. Rikkyo School in England

  2. University of Cambridge

  3. UCL

Since 2015, we welcomed hundreds of participants from the UK and Japan

in total

from UK-based schools

from Japanese high schools

(Participants in 2015–2023)

What is the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge?

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge is an annual summer school programme for pre-university students from UK sixth form colleges and Japanese high schools for cultural interaction through various educational activities and events held at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge, since 2015.

Our aims at the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge

World map

Face and challenge social issues in a global sense

University style lectures

Experience in attending lectures delivered by the world’s leading academics

Path to world leading universities

Guide a path to the world’s top universities

Creative thinking

Have a good command of English

Brainstorming

Interact and exchange ideas

Problem solving

Establish a positive attitude and become independent

Locations

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge prides itself on the uniqueness of the programme being held in three locations in England.

On campus summer school programme in the UK

Day 1

Rikkyo School in England

Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3BE

All participants must attend

First day of the programme, all participants attend our welcome event at Rikkyo School in England

Days 2 & 3

University of Cambridge

Cambridge CB2 1TN

Optional to attend if you are not staying at our accommodation in Cambridge

Days 4–8

UCL

London WC1E 6BT

All participants must attend

Day 8 is the final day if you are not staying at our accommodation in London

Day 9

Departure

Only for participants staying at our accommodation in London

Long-lasting relations between UCL & Japan

Over 160 years ago, in 1863 and 1865 respectively, two groups of Japanese students came to UCL from Choshu (Chōshū-han, the Choshu Domain, current Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Satsuma (Satsuma-han, the Samtsuma Domain, current Kagoshima Prefecture and part of the southwest Miyazaki Prefecture).

Upon return, they played leading roles in modernising Japan.

Logo created by Mr Kamari Maeda

The logo of the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge was created by Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda, as part of the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018.

UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018 - Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda created our logo
UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018 - Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda created our logo
UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018 - Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda created our logo
UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018 - Japanese calligraphy artist Mr Kamari Maeda created our logo

Name order

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge adopts the order First name(s), Surname, commonly known as the Western name order.

On our Japanese webpages, we use the order Surname, First name(s), commonly known as the Eastern name order, for Japanese names where we think appropriate. Otherwise the Western name order is used to avoid any confusion.

UCL Front Quad and Portico viewed from Gower Street

UCL Front Quad and Portico viewed from Gower Street

© 2009 Media Services (Mary Hinkley)

This summer school programme is organised by the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Committee.

Chair: Prof Shin-ichi Ohnuma, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

本サマースクールプログラムはUCL-Japan Youth Challenge実行委員会によって開催されています。

実行委員長:大沼信一教授、UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Committee members (in alphabetical order by first name):

実行委員(英語表記、名アルファベット順)

Dr Anawat Suppasri, Ayato Yamazaki, Emiko Asagoshi, Prof Hidekazu Kurebayashi, Hideyuki Miyahara, Kaito Mizukoshi, Kentaro Kimura, Makoto Yoshida, Manaka Abe, Dr Masako Shimato, Dr Masashi Matsunaga, Dr Masazumi Tada, Dr Miwako Kitamura, Moeno Sugiyama, Momo Sakai, Nanako Takaba, Risa Hanai, Seitaro Taketani, Sumire Kaimori, Wataru Tage, Dr Yasu Takeuchi, Dr Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Yu Hosomi, Yuta Nagano

(英語版のプログラム概要ページが新しいタブで開きます)

Japan Foundation
Rikkyo School in England
Rikkyo School in England
UK Japan Institute
UK Japan Institute
Shimizu Corporation
清水建設
Biospire
Biospire
Fukushima Prefecture
Kagoshima Prefecture
Fukushima-15 Project
Mitoco Kawachi Corporation
The Japanese Women's Association in Great Britain
APRIO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
UCL Grand Challenges
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